Kazakhstan boasts the largest landlocked territory and is also known for its fascinating canyons, deserts and lakes, modern cities such as Astana and Almaty, as well as Baikonur, a spaceport, which was once the launch pad for “Vostok1“ spacecraft in which Yuri Gagarin first went to space.
There are 8000 lakes in Kazakhstan, but most of them do not have a surface area more than 1 sq. km. The most popular are the Caspian Sea and Balkhash. 39.000 rivers flow across the country; the most well-known are Naryn, Talas, and Chuy. There are more than 39,000 rivers flowing across the country, 7,000 are longer than 10 km.