Kazakhstan has renamed its capital to Nur-SultanMar 312019
Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, was renamed earlier this month to Nur-Sultan, to honour former president Nursultan Nazarbayev, who had been president for nearly 29 years until he suddenly resigned. Nazarbayev was the first president of Kazakhstan - having been in the position since Kazakhstan declared independence in the dissolusion of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Acting president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev proposed the name change shortly after being sworn in, and it passed easily through parliament.
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