(REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN)

(WIPO code: KZ) (last revised August 2022)

by Bureau PLIS, Almaty - Mr. Alexey Lyajin, Patent Attorney and KATZAROV SA, Geneva, Switzerland

General Information

Area

2,724,900 sq. km.

Population

19,398,331 (estimated 2022).

Capital

Nur-Sultan (official administrative capital) with about 1,136,000 inhabitants; Almaty, the biggest city with about 1,900,000 inhabitants, is the industrial and cultural center.

Official Language

Kazakh and Russian (for international communication).

Currency

Tenge (with an unstable rate).

General Remarks

Kazakhstan used to be a part of the former Soviet Union. The Republic declared its independence on December 16, 1991. The State Patent Office of Kazakhstan was established on June 23, 1992.