New name for capital Kazakhstan

New name for capital Kazakhstan

World March 20, 2019 13:00

astana - Kazakhstan has renamed the capital Astana as Nursultan. The city was given a new name as a tribute to former President Nursultan Nazerbayev, who suddenly resigned after 30 years in power. To be…

After taking office, Tokayev immediately proposed to name the city with around 800,000 inhabitants after its predecessor. The name change did not take long afterwards. The parliament gave the green light later in the day. 'Astana has now been officially renamed Nursultan,' reported state news agency Kazinform after the vote.

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