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Bicentennial City of Astana
"People often don't have much knowledge of central Asia, including Kazakhstan. The capital of Kazakhstan, Astana, has a 200 year old history, astonishing architecture and an interesting, but freezing climate."
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The city of Almaty, the largest city of Kazakhstan, and Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, lie on the same time zone, a timezone shared with some countries further south. Which of these is the timezone where Astana lies?
Before Astana, Kazakhstan had a different capital. Which of these is the former capital of Kazakhstan?
Almaty or Alma-ata
New York City
The Bayterek tower, one of the most popular buildings and tourist destinations in Astana, has a nickname. What is the sweet nickname of this famous monument?
Mega Candy Cane
Sundae with a Cherry on Top
Big Cotton Candy
Astana, because of its isolation, is the second coldest capital in the world. The third coldest capital in the world is Moscow, and the first is Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Despite its cold temperature, the climate of Astana is classified as which type?
There are two etymologies of the word "Astana": The first one is the more common one, which is "capital" in Kazakh. The second one is more obscure and archaic, and most likely originated from what Middle Eastern language?
Astana doesn't lie on any large body of water. There is one important river which flows through the city of Astana, and supports the city's agriculture. What cross-country river flows through Astana?
Astana, compared to other capitals, is relatively small, having no satellite towns. Which city is the closest city to this isolated town?
In the Soviet era, Astana was full of labor camps. During the Cold War and the Space Race, Astana was near to ground zero for many of the experiments. During 2006, Meridian 1 was the launched closer to Astana than any of its predecessors. What was Meridian 1?
A phone book
A communications satellite
A space shuttle
A biological accident
Kazakhstan is a landlocked country. It borders the Caspian Sea, and it's not actually a open sea at all. Which sea, connected to the oceans, is located closest to Astana?
Sea of Azov
Sea of Love
The role of designer of the Astana International Airport, and the whole capital city project, was held by the same person. Who was he?
Frank Lloyd Wright
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Compiled Jun 28 12