The capital and second largest city of Kazakhstan.

Astana has been the capital of Kazakhstan since 1997. It is the country's second largest city after Almaty, the former capital. Astana has been formerly known as Akmolinsk, Tselinograd, and Akmola. Astana has become the capital of Kazakhstan in 1997. By the way, Astana means "Capital" in kazakh.

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