Travel Guide Thursdays: Kazakhstan

Planning a summer vacation? Perhaps you will find a Rampage player on your next trip. The Rampage has seen 293 players from all around the globe who have played with the Rampage at some point in the team’s nine-year history. Each Thursday throughout the offseason, sarampage.com will feature a location in which Rampage players call home.  The Rampage has had 188 players from Canada, 40 from Europe/other places around the world and 65 from the U.S. This week’s featured location is Kazakhstan in which one player calls home.

Capital: Astana
Government: Presidential Republic
Leaders: President – Nursultan Nazarbayev, Prime Minister – Karim Massimov
Population: 16,455,000
Area: 1,052,085 square miles
Language: Kazakh, Russian
Currency: Tenge
Climate (in capital city): Winter average high – 22; Summer average high – 69
Kazakhstan is the ninth-largest country in the world and is the world’s largest landlocked country

Top places to visit in Astana:
Bayterek (observation tower)
Pyramid of Peace
Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall
Nur-Astana Mosque
Ak Orda Presidential Palace
Khan Shatyry Entertainment Center
Duman Oceanarium
Modern government quarter
Ishim River waterfront
Kabanbay Batyr mausoleum
Museum of the first president

Rampage players from Kazakhstan (by city):
Ust. Kamenogorski, Kazakhstan – Max Birbraer

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