Description: The Physical Map of Kazakhstan showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, seas, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.
Officially known as the Republic of Kazakhstan, the country of Kazakhstan is located in central Asia and some part of it situated on the western side of the European’s Ural River. Largest landlocked country of the world is Kazakhstan and it comes at number nine in world ranking in terms of area. 2,727,300 square kilometres is the total area of Kazakhstan.
In size Kazakhstan is equivalent to western Europe. The following countries have the borders with Kazakhstan- China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and also with Caspian Sea. Kazakhstan’s topography includes hills, deserts, deltas, taiga , flatlands, steppe, rock canyons and snow covered mountains.
From west to east it stretches from the Caspian Sea to the Altay Mountains and from north to south it runs from Western Siberia to the deserts of central Asia. 804,500 square kilometres is the area of largest dry region of the world which is known as The Kazakh Steppe and covers almost sixty six percent of the country.
Large marshlands and sandy areas are the characteristic of steppe. Aral Sea is the major sea. The main lakes are Lake Zaysan and Lake Balkhash. The rivers of importance are Irtysh, lli, Ishim, Ural, Charyn River and Syr Darya.
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