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Republic in west-central Asia, bordered on the northwest and north by Russia, on the east by China, on the south by Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, and on the west by the Caspian Sea. Its capital and largest city is Alma-Ata.
Note: This former member of the Soviet Union declared its independence in 1990. It possesses valuable oil reserves.