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Kazakhstan Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 15,752   Population 2000 (UN '000) 16,172
Area (km2) 2,619,352   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 101
Number of Administrative Units 256   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 62
Number of Urban Extents 47   Number of Settlement Points 34

Kazakhstan Details

Continent Asia
Country Name Kazakhstan
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Oblystar
Level2 Type Rayon
Number of Units 256
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 62
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 1989
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 16,307
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 16,027
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 15,752
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 16,742
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 16,611
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 16,172
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 2,619,352
Average Input Resolution (km) 101
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 34
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,129,430
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 39,748
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 180,347
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 47
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 1,704
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 22
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 305
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 14,326
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,543,735
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,667
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 141,486
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 6,649,823
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 1%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 44%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 56%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 73
Regression-estimated Extents 4
Digital Chart of the World 4
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
Australian Centre of the Asian Spatial Information and Analysis Network (ACASIAN).
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Australian Centre of the Asian Spatial Information and Analysis Network (ACASIAN).
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
Annual Records of Kazakhstan, People''s Collections/Records of Kazakstan for 70 years, ISBN: 5-615-00804-0, University of Texas; City Population,; Statistical Yearbook 1999 of The Republic of Kazakhstan, University of Texas Libraries; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
ASCities, City Population, NIMA, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Cities and urban-type localities, officially designated as such, usually according to criteria based on the number of inhabitants and the predominance of non-agricultural workers and their families.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Population data were extrapolated to target years of 1990, 1995 and 2000 using growth rates derived from United Nations national level estimates and projections.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes: