Astana is the capital of Kazakhstan which dynamically developing administrative and country business center.
Astana located in the north of the central part of Kazakhstan, within Akmola Oblast. Geographical position: 51°10’ of North latitude and 71° 30’ of East longitude. Astana is in Time Zone 5. Local time in relation to the zero meridian is GMT +06.00. The capital of Kazakhstan is in the center of Eurasia.
Astana has a humid continental climate with exceptionally cold winters and warm summers. January is the coldest month with average temperatures of -14°C (6°F ) to -18 °C ( 0°F ). July is the hottest month with average temperatures of +20°C (68 °F) to +24 °C (75 °F)
Astana occupies 722 km ² area. For comparison: the square of the city for 1997 was 258 km ².
Astana is inhabited by the representatives of more than 100 nationalities. Nowadays, Astana has an officially estimated population over 700,000