Kyrgyzstan - Key Country Facts

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Official name: Republic of Kyrgyz

Location: In Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan borders northern Kazakhstan, western Uzbekistan, southwest Tajikistan, and southeast China. The bulk of the country is mountainous and much of the central portion of the country is populated by the Tian Shan. Kyrgyzstan is also a spectacular spot to stroll and rest in the countryside. Even if Kyrgyzstan is far from the bay, the Issyk-Kul Sea is an ideal beach holiday.With the surface open, summers can be very warm with an average of around 30°C in the cities. Swimming and mountain breaks are expected, while the winter is suitable for skiing and other winter sports with colder snow and averaged freezing conditions. Visitors may also enjoy the popular Central Asian hospitality and delve into the Kyrgyz culture. In Kyrgyz tradition, the Epic of Manas is the longest epic poem in the world, and is depicted on several monuments and landmarks.

The Republic of Kyrgyz spans from east to west for around 900 km and from north to south for about 410 km. The gross surface area is nearly 200,000 sq. Mileages. Mileages.

State borders: 4,573 km
China 1063 km, Kazakhstan 1.212 km,  Tajikistan 984 km, Uzbakistan 1,314 .

Population: around 6 million people
Bishkek: 900 thousand
Osh: 210, thousand
Jalal-Abad:70,000
Caracol: 65 thousand
Tokmok: 60 thousand

Capital: Bishkek, as well as being an ancient and cultural center, is the cultural, cultural and political center of Kyrgyzstan. The region is home to various government departments, diplomatic missions and foreign delegates. Bishkek has been in the capital since 1926 and was established in 1878. There are various parks, cafes, museums and shopping centres alongside government ministries and embassies. By 2015, nearly one million people were called home from Bishkek.

Languages: Kyrgyz is the predominant official language but Russian is still an official language. Many enterprises and policies are performed in Russian, although the language of Kyrgyz is commonly spoken throughout the region. Uzbek is widespread in the south of the country, but not an official language. The Cyrillic script of Kyrgyz is changed. Students are permitted to go to schools in Russian, Kyrgyz or Uzbek.

It is mostly related to Kazakh and Karakalpak and is further distant to other Turkish languages such as Turkish, Uzbek, Turkmen, Uighur. Kyrgyz is a Turkish language. Many people are bilingual or multilingual in Kyrgyzstan.

Religion: About 80% of the population is non-denominationally Muslim, while the majority follow other religions and an additional 15% adopting Russia’s Orthodoxy. However, religious views are not particularly widespread in everyday life and rather belong to history and are related to race and custom. In public and political life, faith, in particular Islam, is beginning to play a greater role particularly as enthusiasm for religion and spirituality is growing since independence from the secular Soviet Union. It regulates and puts certain limitations on religious groups. The Cyrgyzstan Government is secular.

Government Form: the parliamentary unitary republic is Kyrgyzstan.
Government Bodies: The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan is called the Jogork Kenesh and the President is head of state while the Government is headed by the Prime Minister.
Kyrgyzstan consists of seven provinces and two autonomous towns of the same status as provinces. provinces and districts: The provinces are the Batken, Osh, Jalal-Abad and Naryn provinces, the Issyk-Kul provinces, Chuy and Talash provinces.

Money: The national currency is Kyrgyz som (KGS) which is divided into 100 tyiyns. The bills circulated are 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 5000 som, while the coins are 1, 3, 5 and 10 som. Tyiyn is seldom used and used.

State symbols: Kyrgyz flag, Kyrgyz logo
Kyrgyz Flag: A yellow flag with 40 sunshine rays spiraling on a red backdrop is in the flag. Traditionally, the tunduk is the circular top component of a yurt which represents the homeland and the world. The sun’s rays are the 40 Kyrgyzstan tribes.

Kyrgyz Symbol: The emblem has a hawk pushing its wings over the Tian Shan panorama and a rising sun. The most important color is light blue, which is usually brave and compassionate.