In celebration of Children’s Day on June 1, the Bureau of national statistics wishes children across the country a happy childhood and revealed some interesting facts about the composition of Kazakh youth, QazMonitor reports.
As of June 1, there are nearly 6,162,000 children under the age of sixteen in Kazakhstan. 51.4% of them are boys, while 48.6% are girls. Notably, the number of children residing in urban areas is higher, totaling 3,664,000, compared to 2,497,000 in rural settlements. This distribution roughly aligns with the overall population distribution between cities and villages.
Regionwise, the Turkistan region stands out with the largest number of children, totaling 836,000. Following closely is Almaty city, with 592,000 children, and the surrounding Almaty region with 498,000 children.