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AKIPRESS.COM - 18th million Kazakh citizen was born in Taldykorgan on May 11, Minister of National Economy of Kazakhstan Timur Suleimenov said Wednesday.
Lucky baby girl was given the name Muslima. She was born to her teacher dad 35-year-old Samat Bestibayev and 26-year-old defectologist mom Diana Omarkhanova. She is the second child of her parents that live in Taldykorgan, Almaty region.
Governor of the Almaty region Amandyk Batalov visited the family to congratulate on their girl's becoming the 18th million citizen of Kazakhstan and pledged a 3-bedroom apartment to the family.
Since the early years of Kazakhstan's independece, the population of the Central Asian country grew by 1,562,500 or by 9.5% and as of June 1, totaled 18,014,200, according to the National Statistics Committee.