On 27 September 2003 in Kazakhstan a total of 4,845,098 people across the country took part in the largest ever simultaneous aerobics display in an attempt, supported by Kazakhstan’s Presidential administration, to promote a healthy lifestyle. The participants amounted to approximately 30% of the total population. All participants followed the same routine, the music for which was broadcast by Kazakh radio across the country.
The largest country with no border-access to the open ocean is Kazakhstan, which has an area of 2,724,900 km² (1,052,100 mile²) and is bordered by Russia, China, Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and the landlocked Caspian Sea. In terms of area, Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world, and had a population of 14.7 million in 2003. Source: Britannica Encyclopedia 2004. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan
In the greatest space disaster on the ground, 91 people were killed when an R-16 rocket exploded during fuelling at the Baikonur Space Centre, Kazakhastan on 24 Oct 1960.