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  1. Kazakhstan By Tristan Butt and Tyler Clayton

  2. The Land • Kazakhstan has many different land types including -Flat lands -steppes -Taigas -rock canyons -Hills -Deltas -Mountains -Snow capped mountains -Deserts • Kazakhstan has the 4th largest desert in the world it is called the Kara Kum desert

  3. The land-continued • 80% of the land consists of low land plains and plateaus • Kazakhstan is about 1million sq miles (The size of 2 Alaska's) • Agricultural land occupies more than 327,000 sq mi • Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country in the world and the largest land-locked country in the world • The Kazakh steppe with an area of 310,600 sq miles occupies one 3rd of the country and is the largest dry steppe in the world

  4. Climate and vegetation! • Kazakhstan has a continental climate with warm summers and cold winters • Perception differs thought the country ranging from arid and semi arid conditions • There are five types of vegetation zones in Kazakhstan they include • Forest • Steppe • Semi-desert • Desert • Mountain area

  5. Climate/vegetation (wildlife) • Camels • Various big cats • Bears • Wolfs • Various butterflies and other insects • Mice and other rodents

  6. Government • Kazakhstan has a presidential republic meaning that the president is the head of state as well as the commander in chief • There cabinet consists of 3 deputy prime ministers and 16 ministers • Kazakhstan has a bicameral Parliament made up of the upper and lower houses (senate) and (majilis) • Population was estimated 15,217,711in January 2006 • The president is Nursultan Nazarhavev • And Karmin Masimov is the prime minister • Average life expectancy is 62 for men and 72 for women

  7. Economy • Kazakhstan has several types of industry including • Wheat • Cotton • Beets • Major exports are Tobacco, caviar, oil and petroleum, metals, chemicals, machinery, grain, wool, • Kazakhstan’s literacy rate is 99.5% • Currency is the Tenge • $1 U.S. dollar is equal to 128 tenges

  8. Culture • Traditional Clothing: Varies from region to region • Men- Chapans (embroidered gown w/ velvet belt), skull cap, felt cap, or fox-fur hat • Women- cotton/silk dress, velvet waistcoat, cap or silk scarf • Food: • Kazy-horse sausage • Zhauburek-kabob • Mypalau-sheep brain • Ulpershek-heart • Languages: 64% Kazakh and 36% Russian • Religion: 47% Muslim, 44% Russian Orthodox, 2% Protestant, 7% Other

  9. Places to visit • Almaty (capital city) ,agtobe, astana, karaganda, pavlodar, semey, taraz • The southern region of kazakhstan has many historical sites including burial mounds, sites of ancient settlements, fortresses, mausoleums and ancient towns

  10. Works Cited • http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761566451/kazakhstan.html • www.kazakhstan.orexca.com/kazakhstan_culture.shtml