In this world, we have only one homeland. It is Kazakhstan. And our common sacred duty everywhere to maintain and strengthen our independence everywhere, to multiply the power and the wealth of our country, hold high the banner of our honor and dignity in the world community, honestly and faithfully serve the Motherland. For this purpose, every citizen of our country must wholeheartedly recognize their tremendous historical responsibility in preserving the unity of our land, our people, in saving inter-ethnic peace and harmony.
A. Nazarbayev

Ethno-memorial complex “Map of Kazakhstan “Atameken” was opened September 8, 2001 by the initiative of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. The founder of the enterprise is Akimat of Astana city. Authorized body of the enterprise is the Department of Culture of Astana city.
The purpose of activity of the map of Kazakhstan “Atameken” is to ensure the safety, accessibility and inclusion of the population to the historical, cultural and spiritual values, the promotion of the achievements of Kazakhstan culture, promoting the study of the historical heritage of Kazakhstan, colorful reflection of natural areas and economic achievements of the Republic of Kazakhstan, preservation and enhancement of the cultural values.
Cognitive-art complex “Map of Kazakhstan “Atameken” will acquaint you with the history of the state, the culture of the people inhabiting it. The stylized mountains, hills, grasslands, forests, lakes, symbolically marked the largest cities make up the ensemble of symbolic cultural center. Interesting part of the map of Kazakhstan “Atameken” is decoratively – designed model of the Caspian Sea.