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General Country Information
Capital: Astana
Population: 15,460,484 (July 2010 est.)
Form of Government: Presidential Republic

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 3.41 million (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 14.911 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 48,873 (2009)
Internet users: 2.3 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.40
World Rank 2005/2006: 94

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
National Action Plan to Secure the Rights and Improve the Quality of Life of Persons with Disabilities (2012–2018)
Disability Policy Website

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Association of Women with Disabilities "Shyrak"
Contact: Lyazzat Kaltayeva, Chairperson,
622 off., Gogol str. 111,
Almaty 050004, Kazakhstan
Email: lyazzat.kaltayeva@gmail.com
Tel: +7-727-3912700 / +7-727-3912700
Fax: +7-727-2795723

Children without Borders
Sefulina 39A, Zhezkazgan
Karaganda Oblast 100604
Email: valerie41983@yahoo.com
Tel: +87-102-766-911

Kazakhstan Society of the Blind
Shubary 3-20
Astana 473000
Email: cpookos@mail.ru

Kazakh Society of the Deaf
22/1 Microraion Molodezhnyi
Astana 010002
Email: cpkog@rambler.ru