Oguz Kaan Kısa · Jan. 31, 2021
The kinship ties have developed in a unique way in Kazakhs. All Kazakhs know their ancestors and tribes by heart. It is clearly known who is from which grandfather and which son. In addition, according to Kazakh customs, everyone up to seven generations of grandparents is considered to be related to each other and consanguineous marriage is not allowed.
On May 6, 1998, with the decree of President Nursultan Nazarbaev, he moved from Kazakhstan's capital Almaty to the city of Akmola. The name of the new capital became Astana.
Kazakhstan is the largest state without access to the ocean, located in both Europe and Asia at the same time, and Kazakhstan has two time zones.
Tenge is the national currency of Kazakhstan. The word "dengi", meaning money in Russian, is a derivative of the word "tenge".
The Medeu ice rink is 1691m above sea level and is located at the mountainside. The ice rink, located 16 km from Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city, is both the first and the largest in the world. 170 records were broken here.
Kazakhstan has a unique climate. Throughout the year, temperature changes can reach up to 100 degrees. Thus, the maximum temperature of the capital Astana is + 42.6 ° C, while the minimum is -51.6 ° C.
Balkhash Lake, one half of which is salty and the other half is a freshwater lake, located within the borders of Kazakhstan, has become a phenomenon that cannot be explained by scientists. The emergence of the lake and the non-mixing of the waters still remain a question mark.
Baikonur is the world's first and largest space base located in Kazakhstan. The first artificial satellite of the Earth and the first human flight to space was launched from the Baikonur space base, the Vostok, Voskhod and Soyuz manned spaceships were flown from here.
Kazakhstan is among the world's leading wheat exporters.
In Kazakhstan, there is a canyon named Sharin Canyon 200km east from Almaty (154 km long), which is often compared with the American Grand Canyon in Colorado for its uniqueness and beauty.