Astana is the capital of Kazakhstan and after Almaty it is the largest city in the country with over 600,000 inhabitants. It is located in the Akmola Province in the central north of the country. The city has been the capital only since 1997, before that time Almaty hold that position.
From the Astana Travel Guide
Kazahstan is abslolutely (!!!!) safe - Almaty is beutiful. Astana (the new capital is impressive). Kazahstan might be not as good as Uzbekestan for historic sights but nature is beutiful. Is you go during winter you can enjoy nice sky resorts in Almaty. There were some political changes in Uzbekestan a while ...
abend fahren wir mit dem Zug nach Astana, nachdem der gestern ausgebucht war. Los geht es um 17 h, etwa 24 Stunden spaeter sind wir in Astana. Leider wissen wir nicht, ob wir einen Schlafwagen oder Sitze ...
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