Day of Kazakh Capital
Kazakhstan celebrates the Day of the Kazakh Capital on July 6th.
25 years ago, the Supreme Council of Kazakhstan made a decision to move the capital from Almaty to Akmola and later, Kazakhstan’s First President, Nursultan Nazarbayev made a final decision to rename the capital to Astana in 1998.
20 years ago, the city was awarded with the title of the City for Peace by UNESCO. This year, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev suggested renaming the Kazakh capital as Nur-Sultan as a tribute to the First President.
The city is the main driver of economic growth and the powerhouse for regional developments. The city is widely known in global politics as a unique dialogue platform given that large-scale forums held and historical decisions made in the capital.
The capital city of Kazakhstan hosted this millennium’s first OSCE Summit and was also the first city in the CIS to convene the EXPO.
Meanwhile, the launch and presentation of the Astana International Financial Center was a historical event.
Experts believe that the AIFC will be the core of Kazakhstan’s financial infrastructure and will serve as a financial hub in Central Asian and the EAEU.
As part of the celebration of the Day of Kazakh Capital, concerts, sports events, festivals and exhibitions are held throughout Kazakhstan. About 100 events are conducted in Nur-Sultan. Today, the young capital is the symbol of unity, stability, peace and harmony in Eurasia.