My Bday Offer- Use Code MYBDAY30

Register Now

Kazakhstan Renames its Capital After its Ex-President

Published on March 22, 2019
Kazakhstan has renamed its capital Astana to Nursultan to honour outgoing leader Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Kazakhstan Renames its Capital After its Ex-President

Details:

  • The announcement regarding this was made by the new president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and was approved by the parliament of Kazakhstan.
  • Nursultan Nazarbayev served nearly 30 years as leader of the oil-rich nation.
  • The decision of the Nursultan Nazarbayev to step down came as a surprise when he made an announcement regarding this through a television address.
  • He was the first president of Kazakhstan and lead Kazakhstan since it emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s.
  • It was Nursultan Nazarbayev who moved the capital of Kazakhstan's capital from the southern city of Almaty near the Kyrgyz border, to northern Astana, which translates to "the capital" in Kazakh and Astana boomed from a minor provincial steppe town into a futuristic city.
  • Although proposals were made earlier to rename the city as Nursultan earlier, Nursultan Nazarbayev had himself rejected such proposals.

Question:

Q. Kazakhstan has renamed its capital Astana to what to honour outgoing President?
a. Nazarbayev
b. Shahsultan
c. Nursultan
d. Alsultan
ebook store

About us

ramandeep singh

Ramandeep Singh, your guide to banking and insurance exams. With 14 years of experience and 5000+ selections, Ramandeep understands the path to success, having transitioned himself from Dena Bank and SBI. He's passionate about helping you achieve your banking and insurance dreams.

  • Follow me:
Close Menu
Close Menu