- Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country, as it has access only to the inland seas, the Caspian Sea and the Aral Sea.
- Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world in terms of area.
- Kazakhstan is home to the famous Baikonur cosmodrome, which has been one of the main launch pads for spacecraft for many decades. It was from here that the first human spaceflight, the launch of the first artificial satellite, the famous manned spacecraft and orbital stations, and other spacecraft that still plough to this day the expanse of the Solar System originated.
- Kazakhstan has two New Years: January 1, in accordance with European tradition, and March 21-23, after the onset of the vernal equinox. Both holidays are celebrated on the state level.
- In the south-east of Kazakhstan there is an amazing Lake Balkhash, half of which is fresh water and the other half is salty.
- The name of Kazakhstan's national dish beshbarmak literally translates as "five fingers", because it is traditionally eaten with hands. It is finely chopped boiled meat (horse or lamb) with noodles, usually served in a large dish. The dish is sprinkled with onions, garlic, parsley and fennel on top.
- The biggest tent in the world is located in Astana. Its area is 127,000 square meters, and its height is 150 m. The building is one of the ten best eco-buildings in the world and is the only one in this category in the CIS countries.
- Anthropologists believe that the ancestors of modern Kazakhs were the first to ride horses in the history of mankind.
- About 130 various peoples inhabit the territory of this country.
- The border between Russia and Kazakhstan is the longest continuous land border in the world.
- It is from Kazakhstan that such familiar things as apples and tulips originate.