Astana renamed as Nur-Sultan city

Sat 23 Mar 2019 07:29 GMT | 11:29 Local Time

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In accordance with the decree by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Astana has been renamed as Nur-Sultan city, said the presidential press service, Kazinform reported.

The text of the resolution:

“On the renaming of Astana city - the capital of Kazakhstan as Nur-Sultan city - the capital of Kazakhstan

In accordance with Article 9 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated Dec. 8, 1993 "On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of the Republic of Kazakhstan" I RESOLVE:

1. To rename Astana city - the capital of Kazakhstan as Nur-Sultan city - the capital of Kazakhstan.

2. This Decree shall enter into force from the date of its first official publication.”

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