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Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic

Қазақ Советтік Социалистік Республикасы (Kazakh)
Казахская Советская Социалистическая Республика (Russian)
Motto: "Барлық елдердің пролетарлары, бірігіңдер!"
Location of Kazakhstan
and largest city
Official languages
GovernmentUnitary Marxist-Leninist one-party soviet socialist republic
LegislatureSupreme Soviet
Union Republic of the Soviet Union (1936 - )
• Total
2,724,900 km2 (1,052,100 sq mi)
• 2022 estimate
22.218 million
• 2019 census
• Density
7.93/km2 (20.5/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2022 estimate
• Total
Increase $438.146 billion
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2022 estimate
• Total
Increase $204.880 billion
• Per capita
CurrencySoviet Ruble (SUR)
Date formatCE, mm dd yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+7
Internet TLD.su

Kazakhstan, officially the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic (abbreviated as "KSSR" or "Kazakh SSR") is a Union Republic of the Soviet Union. It is the second largest republic by land area, with an area of 2.7 million square kilometres. Kazakhstan is home to the largest Russian diaspora in the Soviet Union behind Ukraine with a population of 7.075 million Russians, accounting for 31.8% of the total population. It borders Russia to the north, the Caspian Sea to the west, Turkmenia to the southwest, Uzbekistan to the south, and Kirghizia to the southeast. It is one of the union's two transcontinental countries, due to its ownership of land west of the Ural mountains and Ural (river), both widely considered to be a border between the continents of Europe and Asia. Kazakhstan is home to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the primary spaceport of the Soviet Union which launched both Sputnik 1 and Vostok 1.