Location: A former Soviet Republic which declared independence on December 16, 1991, Kazakhstan stretches from the Chinese border to the Caspian Sea and is bounded by Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyztan.
People: The second largest former Soviet Republic is ethnically diverse country whose population includes over hundred nationalities. About 60% of the people live in urban areas. Half of the population is Russian or Ukrainian working on farms and in industries.
History: In July, 98 Kazakhstan and Russia signed a pact of 'eternal friendship and cooperation' which provides for mutual military assistance in case of outside aggression against either. In January 99, President Nazarbayev was re-elected for another 7-year term.
Agriculture: Grain, sugar beet, potatoes, vegetables, meat, milk, eggs, cotton. Noted for its sheep from which high quality wool is obtained.
Natural Resources: Half of former Soviet Union's total deposits of copper, lead and zinc are in Kazakhstan. Other minerals: Coal, tungsten, oil, nickel, chromium, molybdenum, manganese, Kazakhstan has the second largest oil field in the worked in Kasagan and sits on an estimated 3 billion tones of oil and 2 trillion tones of gas.
Industry: Iron ore, sulphuric acid, agricultural machinery, ferroconcrete, knitwear, footwear, hosiery. Among former Soviet Union's industrial republics, Kazakhstan has the third place.
Mission in India:
Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
4, Olof Palme Marg, Vasant Vihar
New Delhi - 110 057, India
Tel: 91 - 11 - 26144779, 26147983
Tele Fax: 91 - 11 - 26144778
Indian Mission in Kazakhstan:
Embassy of India
Ulitsa Maulenova 71
Almaty 480091, Kazakhstan
Tel: 00 - 7 - 3272, 921411, 694746
Fax: 00 - 7 - 3272-92667
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