Astana 42k

One Steppe Beyond

The Astana marathon is an annual sporting event in the heart of Eurasia.

about Nur-sultan


Brief facts

Nur-Sultan is the capital of Kazakhstan since 1997 with population of 1,082,222 (1 February 2019 census). On 23 march 2019 the capital was renamed yet again for the fifth time. Previous names are Akmoly, Akmolinsk, Tselinograd, Akmola and Astana. The city is located in central part of the country on the Esil river in a very flat, semi-arid steppe region. The elevation of Nur-Sultan is 347 m (1,138 ft) above sea level, making it one of the flattest capital cities on the planet that hosts annual marathon. Nur–Sultan is the second coldest capital city in the world after Ulaanbataar, Mongolia.  



HILTON ASTANA is the most modern hotel located on the futuristic EXPO-2017 complex. Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) as well as the offices of the biggest companies are located a few minutes from the hotel. Hilton Astana is strategically positioned in 20 minutes from the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport (TSE). For more information please visit the hotel’s website.

Astana Tours

If you are in the capital of Kazakhstan for the first time and want to get to know better the city and nearby attractions, we would like to offer city tours, please get in touch with us.


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