KYRGYZSTAN
Updated 28 September 2012
Kyrgyz Republic is located in the center of the Asian Continent, with a population of 5,496,737, making it the 111th
largest in national population. Its capital and largest city is
Bishkek with a total population of 835,800. The country
encompasses 198,500 square kilometers making it the 86th country in total area. It shares boundaries with
Kazakhstan, China, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

President Almazbek Atambaev is recognized as the Chief of State and achieved that status through popular vote for
a six year term. Prime Minister Jantoro Satybaldiev is recognized as the Head of Government and along with First
Deputy Prime Minister Joomart Otorbaev and Deputy Prime Ministers Tayyrbek Sarpashev and Kamila Talieva,
achieves that status by being nominated by the parliamentary party holding more than 50% of the seats; if no such
party exists, the president selects the party that will form a coalition majority and government. Its form of
government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 27 June 2010

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Kyrgyz and Russian. It counts among its major religions Muslim,
Russian Orthodox and Other. As sources of mass communication it has 12 AM, 14 FM and 2 Short Wave.

Major geographical features are Jengish Chokusa, its highest point at 7,439 meters and Kara-Daryya, its lowest
point at 132 meters. Its principal waterway is the Naryn River, which measures 600 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are small machinery, textiles, food
processing, cement, shoes, sawn logs, refrigerator, furniture, electric motors, gold, and rare earth metals its official
currency is the Kyrgyzstani Soms.

Here’s something you may not know about Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan has the world’s largest natural growth walnut
forest.
Tien Shan Mountains
along Kyrgyzstan's
border with China
Kyrgyz kids coming
home from school
Hunter and his eagle
Wild horses
Lake Toktogul
Kyrgyz baby  
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Abshir Sai Canyon
Besh Barmak- A
Kyrgyz dish of boiled
horse or mutton and
pastry boiled in broth
Bishkek- Kyrgyzstan's
capital and largest city
Fergana Valley on the
Kyrgyzstan border with
Uzbekistan
Issyk-kul at sunrise
Jengish Chokusa (Pik
Pobedy)- Kyrgyzstan's
highest and
easternmost point on
the border with China
Women in traditional
Kyrgyz clothing
Naryn River-
Kyrgyzstan's principle
waterway
North Inilchek Glacier
Campsite on the Kara
Daryya River-
Kyrgyzstan's lowest
point
Tokmok- on
Kyrgyzstan's border
with Kazakhstan
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Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.3% (2009 est.)

9,800

less than 500
Aksu Peak near
Isfana- Kyrgyzstan's
westernmost point on
the border with
Tajikistan
Kasaru Pass-
Kyrgyzstan's
northernmost point on
the border with
Kazakhstan
Pik Lenina-
Kyrgyzstan's
southernmost point on
the border with
Tajikistan