Welcome to Kazakhstan!

REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN - GENERAL INFORMATION

Region

Central Asia

Population

18,5 mln. / More than 130 nationalities

Capital

Nur-Sultan / Population 1 078 362

Continent

Eurasia

Country

Kazakhstan

Government

 Presidential Republic

Other major City

Almaty / Population 1 863 000

Territory

9th place in the world: 2 724 900 sq. km

Languages

Kazakh & Russian

Religion

Islam / 70,2% • Christianity / 26,3%

Currency

Kazakh tenge  

GEOGRAPHY

Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world and it’s largely located in Asia while the most western parts are in Eastern Europe. Kazakhstan’s terrain extends west to east from the Caspian Sea to the Altay Mountains and north to south from the plains of Western Siberia to deserts of Central Asia. Kazakhstan has four distinct seasons: frosty winter, blossoming spring, hot summer and colorful autumn.

It is impossible to imagine a modern film industry without large-scale projects with extensive geography and a constant change of locations. Thousands of filmmakers worldwide are looking for unique locations to make their wildest ideas come true. However, searches are not limited to landscapes. Each producer is looking for the most favorable conditions for filming that can be
provided in a particular country.

In 2019, Kazakhstan passed the Cinematography Law which promotes large-scale changes in film industry of the country, in particular creation of a rebate system, that is, a refund of 30% of the invested funds.