from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Formerly Aq·mo·la (äkˌmō-läˈ) and Tse·lin·o·grad (tsə-lĭnˈə-grädˌ)Astana The capital of Kazakhstan, in the north-central part of the country. Founded as a fortress in 1824, it was a small mining town until the 1950s when it became the center of a vast agricultural project initiated by Nikita Khrushchev. The capital was shifted from Almaty in 1997. Population: 511,000.
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- proper n. The capital of Kazakhstan.
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- n. remote city of Kazakhstan that (ostensibly for security reasons) was made the capital in 1998
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