Astana [ahs-tah-nah] Examples noun
- the capital city of Kazakhstan, in the northern part, on the Ishim River.
Formerly Aqmola. Examples from the Web for astana Historical Examples of astana
With the exception of the fort and commandant’s house, the “Astana” is the only building on this side of the river.
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British Dictionary definitions for astana Astana noun
- the capital of Kazakhstan, in the N of the country; replaced Almaty as capital in 1997; an important railway junction. Pop: 335 000 (2005 est)Former names: (until 1961) Akmolinsk, (1961–94) Tselinograd, (1994–98) Akmola