Independence Square, Nur-Sultan

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Independence Square
Kazakh Eli.jpg
The Kazakh Eli Monument
Native name
  • Тәуелсіздік алаңы  (Kazakh)
  • Täuelsızdık alaŋy  (Kazakh)
Type Square
Area 5.2 hectares
Location Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Construction
Completion October 2009

Independence Square (Kazakh: Тәуелсіздік алаңы, romanized: Täuelsızdık alañy) also referred to as Kazakh Eli Square, is the main square in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

It was created in October 2009.[1] In September 2015, the square transformed into a historic village in honor of the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate.[2] Defender of the Fatherland Day and Constitution Day parades have generally been held on the square. Earlier in 2015, the Banner of Victory was brought to Astana to be trooped through Independence Square by personnel of the Aibyn Presidential Regiment in the Defender of the Fatherland Day/Victory Day parade on 7 May.[3] Nauryz events are also held at the square.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "— Astana.gov.kz". astana.gov.kz. Retrieved 2017-09-10.
  2. ^ "Kazakh Eli Square Transformed into Historic Village for Anniversary of Kazakh Khanate". 15 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Historic Scenes, Retro Military Equipment to be Presented in Victory Parade - The Astana Times". The Astana Times. 2015-04-24. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  4. ^ "Nauryz celebrations held on Kazakh Eli square in Astana". 22 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Astana". Wikivoyage. Retrieved 2017-09-20.

Coordinates: 51°07′19″N 71°28′12″E / 51.122°N 71.470°E / 51.122; 71.470