Population: 17.8 million (World Bank 2016)
Official languages: Kazakh and Russian
Currency: Kazakhstani tenge (KZT)
Important ministries: Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture and Sport
Official statistics office: Ministry of National Economy of Republic of Kazkhstan
Trade association: National Book Chamber, Association of publishers and book distributors
Book Fair: Kazakhstan International Book and Printing exhibition know as on the “Along the Great Silk Road” is organised by the National Book Chamber and held in Almaty every other year (next one to be in 2018). Eurasian International Book Fair 2016 is held in Astana in November by Foliant Publishing House with official support of the Major of Astana city and the Ministry of Culture and Sports.