Karst

Landscape features associated with the dissolution of limestone or dolomite, including caves, sinkholes, and towers.

Kazakhstan

Location: Central Asia Official name: Republic of Kazakhstan Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1991 / 1991 Capital city: Astana Population: 15.8 million / 15 people per sq mile (6 people per sq km) Total land area: 1,049,150 square miles (2,717,300 square km) Language(s) spoken: Kazakh (official language), Russian, Ukrainian, German, … Read more

Kenya

Location: East Africa Official name: Republic of Kenya Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1963 / 1963 Capital city: Nairobi Population: 40.9 million / 187 people per sq mile (72 people per sq km) Total land area: 224,961 square miles (582,650 square km) Language(s) spoken: Kiswahili (official language), English (official language), … Read more

Kimbanguist

Simon Kimbangu founded a puritan form of the Baptist denomination in the 1920s in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

King Leopold II

The Belgian king opened up the African interior to European trade along the Congo River and, by 1884, controlled the area known as the congo free state.

Kirant

The belief system of the Kirat, a people who live mainly in the Himalayas of Nepal.

Kiribati

Location: Australasia & Oceania Official name: Republic of Kiribati Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1979 / 1979 Capital city: Bairiki (Tarawa Atoll) Population: 100,743 / 368 people per sq mile (142 people per sq km) Total land area: 277 square miles (717 square km) Language(s) spoken: English (official language), Kiribati … Read more

Kla

A group that fought against Serbian attempts to control the region of Kosovo in the 1990s.

Kosovo

Location: Southeast Europe Official name: Republic of Kosovo Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 2008 / 2008 Capital city: Pristina Population: 1.83 million / 433 people per sq mile (167 people per sq km) Total land area: 4212 square miles (10,908 square km) Language(s) spoken: Albanian (official language), Serbian (official language), … Read more

Kurds

An ethnic group in southwestern Asia has occupied Kurdistan, located in Turkey, Iraq, and Iran, for about a thousand years, and who have been involved in clashes with these three countries over land claims for most of the 20th century.

Kuwait

Location: Southwest Asia Official name: State of Kuwait Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1961 / 1961 Capital city: Kuwait City Population: 3.1 million / 451 people per sq mile (174 people per sq km) Total land area: 6880 square miles (17,820 square km) Language(s) spoken: Arabic (official language), English Main … Read more

Kyrgyzstan

Location: Central Asia Official name: Kyrgyz Republic Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1991 / 1991 Capital city: Bishkek Population: 5.6 million / 73 people per sq mile (28 people per sq km) Total land area: 76,641 square miles (198,500 square km) Language(s) spoken: Kyrgyz (official language), Russian (official language), Uzbek, … Read more