A day after President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced his immediate resignation on March 19, 2019, after nearly 30 years of rule, the Kazakh Parliament elected to change the name of the capital Astana to Nursultan. Immediately!
On this website you will find the name Astana for the capital of the country instead of Nursultan. It takes some time to implement the change in all places.
Incidentally, it is not the first name change for the city that has been the capital of Kazakhstan since 1997. The provincial town was known as Akmolinsk until 1961, when Khrushchev changed it to Tselinograd. That became the center of his famous Virgin Lands Program, which aimed to plow millions of hectares of steppe into grain fields.
In 1992 – Kazakhstan was now independent – it again became Akmola, to be renamed Astana in 1998. Until March 20, 2019.