[ ahs-tah-nah ]
/ ɑs tɑˈnɑ /
the capital city of Kazakhstan, in the northern part, on the Ishim River.
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With the exception of the fort and commandant's house, the "Astana" is the only building on this side of the river.On the Equator|Harry de Windt
British Dictionary definitions for astana
/ (æˈstænə) /
the capital of Kazakhstan, in the N of the country; replaced Almaty as capital in 1997; an important railway junction. Pop: 335 000 (2005 est)Former names: (until 1961) Akmolinsk, (1961–94) Tselinograd, (1994–98) Akmola
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