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The apple trees originated in the mountains of the Central Asia, namely Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uyghur Autonomous Region of China.
Many wild apple trees still grow in various parts of Kazakhstan.
The name of the major city and the former capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty, means a "place full of apples".
The national symbol of Holland Tulip, originated in and around the mountains and steppes of Kazakhstan.
The tulip was first introduced to Europe only at the end of the 16th century, during the Tulip era of the Ottoman Empire.
Then it gained the reputation of the sign of abundance.
To start with the price per bulb in Holland was at times equal to the price of a house in Amsterdam.
A very rare species of the endangered Sogdian Ash Tree grows along the Charyn River of Kazakhstan. The Ash Tree Grove extends to 800 ha. The uniqueness of the grove is that the tree survived the Glacial Age. It co-exists with the Charyn "Grand Canyonette".
The world's first and largest space launch site is situated in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
There is actually a town called Baikonur a few hundred kilometers away from the space center.
The name Baikonur was given to the space launch site by the Soviets to cause confusion and keep the location secret.
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First Nuclear Free Country
Kazakhstan was the first country in the world who abandoned atomic bombs!
Kazakhstan had 4 capitals: Orenburg, Kyzylorda, Almaty, Astana. So in 92 years Kazakhstan changed its capital 3 times.
Number one exporter of potassium.
Kazakhstan is in Europe and Asia.
Kazakhstan is in Europe and Asia, however 96% of the population is in the Asia part.
The Second Coldest Capital
Kazakhstan's capital Astana is the second coldest capital in the world . It could get as low as -50 Celsius below during winter. Image credit …
Longest Continuous Border
Kazakhstan border with Russia is the longest continuous border between two countries. It is 6846 kilometers.