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Map of Kyrgyzstan

Area in square kilometers

198,500 km2
Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and People's Republic of China to the east. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek.
The 40-ray sun on the flag of Kyrgyzstan is a reference to those same forty tribes and the graphical element in the sun's center depicts the wooden crown of a yurt – a portable dwelling traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia.
Kyrgyzstan was ceded to Russia through two treaties between China (then Qing Dynasty) and Russia. The territory, then known in Russian as "Kirgizia", was formally incorporated into the Russian Empire in 1876.
Kyrgyzstan declared its independence in 1991 following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Bishkek is the capital and the largest city. Population: 5,280,000. Kyrgyzstani Kyr'gyz·stan'i (-stăn'ē, -stä'nē) adj. & n.
Kyrgyzstan is a largely mountainous country. At its eastern edge rises Victory (Pobedy) Peak, which at 24,406 ft (7,439 m) is the country's highest point of elevation.
Kyrgyzstan gained independence in 1991. It subsequently struggled with creating a democratic process and with establishing a stable economy. For more information on Kyrgyzstan, visit
traditions, most of Kyrgyzstan was formally annexed to Russia in 1876. The Kyrgyz staged a major revolt against the Tsarist Empire in 1916 in which almost one-sixth of the Kyrgyz population was killed.
Kyrgyzstan has the world's largest natural-growth walnut forest (2005) Irrigated land: Field info displayed for all countries in alpha order.
Kyrgyzstan is a poor, mountainous country with a dominant agricultural sector. Cotton, tobacco, wool, and meat are the main agricultural products, although only tobacco and cotton are exported in any quantity.
Party of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev; Party of Communists of Kyrgyzstan, Iskhak Masaliev; Ar Namys (Dignity) Party, Feliks Kulov; Ata-Meken (Fatherland) Party, Omurbek Tekebaev; Jany Kyrgyzstan Party, Usen Sydykov; Erkindik (Freedom) Party, Shamshibek Utebaev; Zamandash Party, Muktarbek Omurakunov; Ak Shumkar Party, Temir Sariyev; Asaba
Kyrgyzstan Democratic Movement (KDM) had developed into a significant political force with support in parliament. In an upset victory, Askar Akayev, the president of the Kyrgyz Academy of Sciences, was elected to the presidency in October 1990.
WARNING: As of July 2010, the political situation in Kyrgyzstan is improving and ethnic violence has subsided, but the country remains extremely unstable. A substantial risk for renewed political and ethnic violence exists, particularly in southern Kyrgyzstan. Bishkek and the Issyk-Kul region are currently calm and safe for travel.
migrated to the area now known as Kyrgyzstan in the 13th century, during the rise of the Mongol empire. In 1876 the area was incorporated into the Russian empire and later the Soviet Union.
The Soviet influence on Kyrgyzstan was strongly felt and many of the pre-Soviet traditions and cultures were lost and are only being recently rediscovered. In addition, ethnic minorities were deported to Kyrgyzstan, including Germans, Kurds, Chechens, Poles, and Jews.
Map of KyrgyzstanMap of Kyrgyzstan President: Roza Otunbayeva (acting; 2010) Prime Minister: Daniyar Usenov (2009) Total area: 73,861 sq mi (191,300 sq km) Population (2010 est.): 5,508,626; (growth rate: 1.4%); birth rate: 23.
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Kyrgyzstan (formerly Kirghizia) is a rugged country with the Tien Shan mountain range covering approximately 95% of the whole territory. The mountaintops are perennially covered with snow and glaciers.
advised to exercise caution in Kyrgyzstan, particularly in the capital Bishkek, and be aware of any developments. Travellers are urged to avoid the Jalal-Abad Oblast, where a State of Emergency and curfew are currently in place.
Kyrgyzstan is tucked into Central Asia’s geographical vortex amid a massive knot of colliding mountain ranges. Monster mountains and their associated scraggy valleys, glaciers, gorges and ice-blue lakes dominate over 90% of the country.
Lake Song-Köl in Central Kyrgyzstan is a similarly picturesque spot, ideal for camping and getting to know the herders who bring their animals here in summer months.
Kyrgyzstan came under the control of the Khanate of Kokand. The territory, then known in Russian as "Kirgizia", was formally incorporated into the Russian Empire in 1876.
Displays in the former Lenin Museum (now part of the National Museum) celebrated Kyrgyzstan's membership in the Soviet Union Displays in the former Lenin Museum (now part of the National Museum) celebrated Kyrgyzstan's membership in the Soviet Union Soviet power was initially established in the region in 1919 and the Kara-Kyrgyz Autonomous Oblast
During the 1920s, Kyrgyzstan developed considerably in cultural, educational, and social life. Literacy was greatly improved, and a standard literary language was introduced by imposing Russian on the populace. Economic and social development also was notable.
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The coat of arms of Kyrgyzstan was adopted on 2 June, 1992, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
BISHKEK (TCA) - Kyrgyzstan has discovered it's new vocation as a host country for international conferences.
force bases in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan (for the latter two countries the question has already been decided) have triggered heated discussions about what Kyrgyzstan will gain from this. Read more Read more...
Council of Kyrgyzstan to allow an accommodation of French military air service in Kyrgyzstan territory, press-service of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyz Republic told on November 26. Read more Read more...
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traditions, Kyrgyzstan was annexed by Russia in 1864; it achieved independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Current concerns include: privatization of state-owned enterprises, expansion of democracy and political freedoms, inter-ethnic relations, and terrorism.
Kyrgyzstan in Figures Kyrgyzstan key statistical data. Note: External links will open in a new browser window. Due to the political situation in the Kyrgyz Republic some official links are suspended.
Kyrgyzstan Travel Information - Kyrgyzstan is situated in Central Asia , its neighbouring countries are Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tadjikistan to the south and China to its East and South-East.
Bishkek, the capital of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, with a population of about 1 million, is situated in the north part of the country (Chui-Region).
Issyk Kul is Kyrgyzstan's largest Lake and at about 180 km long by 70 km wide and 668 meters deep at the deepest point, (the average depth is about 300 meters ), it is the world's second largest mountain lake – and the fifth deepest lake in the world.
Kyrgyzstan: Revolution Revisited Information on the Tulip Revolution, the March 2005 protests over rigged parliamentary elections. FAO and Kyrgyzstan Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Diplomatic representation of Kyrgyzstan in the United States. Embassy of the United States in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan from the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO/Europe Official site of the World Health Organization Europe (WHO/Europe). * Country Information - Kyrgyzstan Information, programs, and statistics about countries in Europe.
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20:04), the Central Electoral Commission of Kyrgyzstan announced on 20 July 2005 that the newly elected President of the Republic Kourmanbek Bakiev shall be the first Kyrghyz president to be granted a pectoral medal and a personal standard.
from Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Defense WEB-site resized by Victor Lomantsov New Flag (Banner) of the Armed Forces was adopted by Decision of the Government No 256, 29 April 2002.
Kyrgyzstan struggling to recover and gain a foothold in the modern world.
Map of Kyrgyzstan Map of Kyrgyzstan The smallest of the newly independent Central Asian states, Kyrgyzstan is about the same size as the state of the U.S.
Kyrgyzstan is occasionally referred to as "the Switzerland of Central Asia" as a result. The remainder is made up of valleys and basins. The highest peaks are in the Kakshaal-Too range, forming the Chinese border.
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Kyrgyzstan is well endowed with water resources, most of which originate from melting snow and glaciers.
Kyrgyzstan has considerable reserves of water resources. Annual average volume water of total water resources makes up 2,458 km3 including 50 cub.
Bishkek is located in Kyrgyzstan Bishkek Location in Kyrgyzstan Coordinates: 42°52′29″N 74°36′44″E / 42.87472°N 74.61222°E / 42.87472; 74.
was declared following severe riots in southern Kyrgyzstan which threatened to spread to the capital. The city was renamed Bishkek on 5 February 1991 and Kyrgyzstan achieved independence later that year during the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Of all other cities of Kyrgyzstan, the level of air pollution in Bishkek is the highest with occasional exceeding maximum allowable concentrations by several times, especially in the city's center.
Amidst violence in southern Kyrgyzstan, a mother and son seek refuge UNICEF trucks supplies to ethnic Uzbeks fleeing violence in Kyrgyzstan A Kyrgyz local hero fights to protect the rights of street children in Bishkek Families in Kyrgyzstan hit hard by global recession
Kyrgyzstan enacts law on flour fortification to fight ‘hidden hunger’ Promoting 'baby-friendly' practices for modern mothers in Kyrgyzstan Sold for $12,000: Tackling child trafficking in Kyrgyzstan As cold weather nears, UNICEF and partners shelter Kyrgyzstan earthquake survivors
Communities in remote Kyrgyzstan help students stay in school Counselling eases the pain for troubled children in Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan: Children teach adults about poverty Football fights AIDS and drug abuse Young volunteers support Radio Salam – a vital channel of information
dominates the world headlines, Kyrgyzstan faces an uncertain future as long-term plans for infrastructure development are thrown into disarray and uncertainty.
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Kyrgyzstan: The Struggle for Stability - The Manaschi at left relates through story and song the tale of the forty girls (tribes) and their unification by national hero Manas in the face of the Mongol Hordes.
charges in Kyrgyzstan has been arrested in Kazakhstan, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports. Kyrgyz National Security Committee spokesman Nurlanbek Toktaliev told RFE/RL on June 29 that Gunesh ...
Kyrgyzstan is a fiscal train wreck waiting to happen. The Kyrgyz government is spending with abandon, even though it inherited an economy that was already in sorry shape.
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Kyrgyzstan is one of the most beautiful spots on the planet.
arrow Relative Location Kyrgyzstan is in both the northern and eastern hemispheres. It's positioned in the Middle East, a recognized geographical region of southwestern Asia. The country is bordered by Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and China.
Kyrgyzstan is not to sit and chat with the locals. Kyrgyzstan is a place of stunning natural beauty, chiefly due to the mountainous terrain which occupies it.
Kyrgyzstan has skiing and mountaineering possibilities to match the best of 'em - the only difference is that there are fewer tourists (and, understandably, less tourist facilities).
Kyrgyzstan is actively promoting itself as one of Central Asia's best destinations.
significant for both Kyrgyzstan and participants of the Bank,” the lender’s chairman Igor Finogenov said in the statement. “In Kyrgyzstan we are going to develop not only a classic project... 7.
Kyrgyzstan gold under investigation American Banking and Market News 17 hours ago “Kyrgyzstan gold under investigation” is categorized as “business”. This video was licensed from Grab Networks.
Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev speaks during an interview in the capital Bishkek in this June 3, 2011 file photo. With around 100 sizeable gold fields mapped - but never tapped - by Soviet geologists, the country is ripe for a mining boom. Gold has doubled in value...
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traditions, Kyrgyzstan was annexed by Russia in 1864; it achieved independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Nation-wide demonstrations in the spring of 2005 resulted in the ouster of President Askar AKAYEV, who had run the country since 1990.
note: Kyrgyzstan has the world's largest natural growth walnut forest (2001) Irrigated land: 10,740 sq km (1998 est.