Countries Beginning with K

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is a landlocked country between the Caspian Sea in the west and the Altai Mountains in the east. With its area, Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world. The country’s economic development was a success story up until 2014, mainly thanks to its immense oil reserves. The globally falling oil price is now facing major challenges for the economy.

  • Continent/Region: Central Asia
  • Languages: Russian, Kazakh
  • Capital: Nur-Sultan
  • Currency: Tenge (KZT)

Kenya

Kenya is a state in East Africa. In terms of gross domestic product, Kenya’s economy is the largest in Southeast and Central Africa. Kenya is particularly popular with tourists because of its extensive safari parks. The largest national park is the Tsavo National Park: Here you can find wildebeest, zebras, antelopes, buffalo and impala as well as elephants.

  • Continent/Region: East Africa
  • Languages: English, Swahili
  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KES)

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country with around 5.5 million residents in Central Asia. The Kyrgyz people working abroad are an important economic factor. It is estimated that between 500,000 and 800,000 migrant workers are sending payments to their families in Kyrgyzstan. That makes up around 25 percent of GDP.

  • Continent/Region: Central Asia
  • Languages: Russian, Kyrgyz
  • Capital: Bishkek
  • Currency: Som (KGS)

Kosovo

In 2008 Kosovo, a former province of Serbia within what was then the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, declared its independence. 23 of the 28 EU member states and over 100 countries worldwide have now recognized the Republic of Kosovo. The country’s economy is still developing: three times as much is currently being imported as it is exported.

  • Continent/Region:
  • Languages: Serbian, Albanian
  • Capital: Pristina (Prishtine, Prishtina)
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)

Kuwait

The emirate of Kuwait is a state in the Middle East on the Arabian Peninsula. The population structure of Kuwait is characterized by the very high proportion of foreign workers and their relatives: only a third of the population are Kuwait. The country’s wealth is based on petroleum.

  • Continent/Region: West Asia
  • Language: Arabic
  • Capital: Kuwait City
  • Currency: Kuwait Dinar (KWD)

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