Kazakhstan renamed its capital Astana to Nursultan
Kazakhstan has renamed its capital Astana to “Nursultan” in the honour of outgoing leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, who unexpectedly resigned on 19th March, 2019. The capital’s name was changed after Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was sworn in as president, promising to seek his predecessor’s opinion on key decisions. He has proposed renaming the country’s capital in honour of former leader Nursultan Nazarbayev.
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