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Kazakhstan has renamed its capital to Nur-Sultan

Mar 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.

If you're a bit rusty on where Kazakhstan is, refresh your knowledge with this Central Asia countries quiz, and then move on to the Central Asia capital cities quiz.  These quizzes are each just 5 questions long and are great for trying to keep the "stans" straight. A lot of people have trouble locating Kazakhstan,  Kyrgyzstan,   Ashgabat, Tajikistan,Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. 

Click on the map to try the Central Asia capital cities quiz:
map of Asia with central Asia highlighted

New map-flag quizzes

Jan 162016

We've just launched two new quizzes to test your country flag knowledge. We'll show you a flag, you have to find the country on the map. The Africa and Europe versions have been around a long time: now we've got an Americas flag quiz as well as an Asia flag quiz

As promised, our supporters get early access to new quizzes and features. For everyone else, the new quizzes will open up to you on February 1, 2016.

screenthot of the Americas flag quiz