Astana is the new capital of Kazakhstan. Formerly known as Zelinograd, in 1997 it replaced Almaty as the new capital city. In 1998 it was renamed to Astana, which means 'the capital' in Kazakh language. Astana is located in the north of Kazakhstan, in the plains about 500km south of the Russian Federation. It's a planned city, where new modern buildings are constantly being added. In this respect, Astana is a bit like Dubai, although the two cities are quite different. The highlights of Astana are its modern architecture, its monuments and special buildings and the nice parks, which make it a very photogenic place. Astana has about 850000 inhabitants and is the second largest city in Kazakhstan.

Governmental area photo gallery  - 27 pictures of Governmental area
Bayterek photo gallery  - 16 pictures of Bayterek
Central area photo gallery  - 22 pictures of Central area
Around Khan Shatyr photo gallery  - 17 pictures of Around Khan Shatyr
27 photos of the governmental area around the Ak Orda, the presidential palace
16 photos of the Bayterek monument and the area around it
22 photos of the area between presidential palace and the Khan Shatyr
17 photos of the Khan Shatyr and the area around it
River and parks photo gallery  - 24 pictures of River and parks
Independence square photo gallery  - 21 pictures of Independence square
Miscellaneous photos photo gallery  - 20 pictures of Miscellaneous photos
24 photos of the city park and the Ishim river, which flows through Astana
21 photos of the Independence square, a huge square with several monuments and buildings
20 miscellaneous photos of Astana
People photo gallery  - 8 pictures of People
Skylines photo gallery  - 5 pictures of Skylines
8 photos of people in Astana
5 photos of skylines of Astana
Gallery with all images
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