State system of Kyrgyzstan
The flag, emblem, anthem of the Kyrgyz Republic
History of Kyrgyzstan
Chronology of major historical events in Kyrgyzstan
The economy of the Kyrgyz Republic
Geography of Kyrgyzstan
The largest ranges
The largest glaciers
The largest cave
Major rivers
The largest lakes
Map of Kyrgyzstan (4,05 Mb)
History of Bishkek
Museums Bishkek
Theatres and Music
Photos of Bishkek
Issyk-Kul photos
Son-Kul photos
Red Book
Holidays in Kyrgyzstan
Medals and Decorations

General information about Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan - a small, mountainous country, stretching between the mountains and valleys of the Northern Tien-Shan. Modern Kyrgyzstan - tolerant country. It is home to over 80 ethnic groups, creating a rich diversity of cultures and traditions. It borders with Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and China.
Kyrgyzstan is extremely rich in natural resources. It played an important role for its geographical location on the Silk Road from the II century to the end of the Middle Ages. It has great potential for international tourism.

Location: north-east of Central Asia.
Coordinates: 4100" north latitude, 7500" east longitude.
Capital: Bishkek
Date of Independence: 31 August, 1991.
Languages: Kyrgyz - national, Russian - official.
Government: Parliamentary republic.
Currency: Kyrgyz som (KGS, code 417)
Internet domain: .kg
Telephone code: +996
Local Time: UTC +5
Territory: 199.900 km² (5,8% - forests, 4.4% - water, 53.3% - agricultural land, 36.5% - other lands). Almost 90% is located above 1500 m above sea level.
Population as of November 26, 2015 - 6 million Man.
Religion: Islam - 75%, Orthodox - 20%, other religions - 5%.
Electricity: 220 v, 50 Hz, standard-pin plug socket. Have connectors and converters for other standard.

Big cities: Osh (255.800), Jalal-Abad (98.400), Karakol (68.000).
It is divided into seven administrative regions - Chui, Talas, Issyk-Kul, Naryn, Jalal-Abad, Osh and Batken.
The highest point - Victory Peak - 7439 m.
The longest rivers, in km: Naryn - 535, Chatkal - 205, Chu - 221.
The largest lakes,in km²: Issyk-Kul - 6236, Son-Kul - 275, Chatyr-Kul - 175.

Kyrgyzstan travel