Kazakhstan has two distinctive landmarks, including the Caspian Sea in the west and the Altay Mountains in the east. The northern border is shared with the Russian Federation. China is to the east and in the south lies Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.
The country has unique landscapes like the Kazakh Steppe, which is the biggest dry steppe area in the world. There are also many mountains near the nation's far east and southeast. Much of this area is forest and snow-covered mountains. The country also has many rivers and lakes. The country is known for animal breeding, while other major industries are oil and gas.