In 1999, the first census was conducted in Kazakhstan. According to him, 14 million 953 thousand people lived in the country.
Ten years ago, during the All-Union census, 16.4 million people were registered. Thus, in the first years of independence, the population decreased. However, the share of Kazakhs increased. Many compatriots from abroad also came. So far, more than a million ethnic Kazakhs have returned to their homeland.
This year the population of Kazakhstan has exceeded 19 million. The share of Kazakhs has reached 70 percent. However, the country's multi-ethnic composition remains. There are more than 100 nationalities and ethnic groups in the Kazakh land.