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Kazakhstan is a contiguous transcontinental country in Central Asia. Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country by land area and the ninth largest country in the world. It borders with (clockwise from the north) Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea. The capital is Astana, where it was moved from Almaty in 1997.