the main city of Kazakhstan since 1997 (till that year the capital was at Alma-Ata town). Previous names - Akmolinsk, Tselinograd, Akmola. The town is located in the main section of Kazahstan regarding the Ishim river. A population about 600 thousand (and constantly increases). Sights: the Bayterek (symbolical monument associated with sacred Tree of Life), the Duman Entertainment involved (the farthest oceanarium from World Ocean worldwide), the building of Parliament, the Congress-Hall etc.
remote town of Kazakhstan that (ostensibly for safety reasons) ended up being made the capital in 1998