Kazakhstan is the world’s ninth biggest country by land area and borders Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Native Kazakhs are a mix of Turkic and Mongol nomadic tribes who migrated into the region in the 13th century. The Russian cosmodrome is located in the city of Baikonur and this is where the world’s first manned orbital space flight operated by Yuri Gagarin was launched. Apples first evolved in Kazakhstan.
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