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Astana (Kazakh: Астана; former names include Akmola, Tselinograd, and Aqmola), estimated population of 577,300 (2007),is the third largest city and the capital of Kazakhstan since December 10, 1997. The name "Astana", which in Kazakh language means "Capital city".

The current mayor of Astana is Askar Mamin, formerly Minister for Transportation. He was appointed mayor on 25 September 2006.

In 1999, Astana had a population of 281,000. The ethnic mix was about 30% Kazakh and 70% Russian, Ukrainian, and German.

  • Last visit to Astana: Jun 2007
  • Intro Written Jun 22, 2007
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  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2008 at 7:59 AM

    Great tips and photos. I especially enjoyed the tips and photos on Bayterek. Best from New Jersey, Bill

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    Dec 31, 2007 at 6:42 AM

    Ilhan! That is a great faraway place to visit!

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