the capital city of Kazakhstan, in the northern part, on the Ishim River.

Formerly Aqmola. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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



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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