ABOUT KYRGYZSTAN

Officially known as the Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyzstan is a former soviet republic landlocked in Central Asia. In addition to general information below you will find information about Kyrgyzstan based on my personal experiences.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Population: 5.4 million
Government: Republic
Area: 199,900 km2 or 77,181 sq mi (about the size of South Dakota)
Land: High Steepe and Mountains (94% of the country is mountains!)
Lowest and highest points: Kara-Daryya 132 m and Pik Pobedy 7,439 m
Neighbors: Kazakastan, China, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Languages: Kyrgyz and Russian
Ethnicities: over 40 different groups including 68.9% Kyrgyz, 14.4% Uzbek, 9.1% Russian
Religion: Muslim 75%, Russian Orthodox 20%, other 5%

Interesting facts:
- Kyrgyzstan has the largest walnut forest in the world

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