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Kyrgyzstan, or the Kyrgyz Republic, is one of the six sovereign Turkic states in the world. The country covers a total area of 77,181 sq miles. The population of Kyrgyzstan is 5,482,000 (2009 estimate), making it the 110th most populated country in the world. The per capita nominal GDP of the country is $941. The official language of Kyrgyzstan is Russian and the state language is Kyrgyz. Majority of the people are Muslims. Other religions include Russian Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Judaism, and Buddhism.
Arab attackers captured Central Asia in the 8th century, including what is presently named as
Kyrgyzstan has a poor economy and it is aided by Western Lending, such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and the Asian Development Bank. The country faced significant economic difficulties after its freedom. Agriculture is an important segment of the economy. Major produces include sugar beets, wheat, cotton, potatoes, vegetables, tobacco, and fruit. Other major industries include mining, fishing, metallurgy, energy, and services. Kyrgyzstan exports wool, cotton, tobacco, meat, mercury, gold, natural gas, and hydroelectric power. The country imports machinery and equipment, oil and gas, foods, and chemicals.
Maps of Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzstan encompasses a total area of 77,181 sq miles. It is the 110th most populated country in the world. Know more about Kyrgyzstan by watching colorful and exhaustive maps of the country.
Administrative Regions: Kyrgyzstan is divided into seven provinces that are ruled by nominated governors.
Hotels: Hyatt Regency Bishkek, Golden Dragon Hotel, and Silk Road Lodge Hotel are some of the finest hotels in Kyrgyzstan.
Cities: Bishkek, Batken, Chuy, Jalal-Abad, and Naryn are some of the important cities in Kyrgyzstan. Bishkek is the national capital.
Travel: The lakes, national parks, churches, glaciers, and mountains are top tourist draws in Kyrgyzstan.
Business and Economy: The economy of Kyrgyzstan is one of the poorest in Central Asia.
Education: Education in Kyrgyzstan is mandatory for a period of nine years, between ages seven and 15.
Events and Festivals: Fatherland Defender Day, Nooruz (New Year's Day), and the Victory Day are some of the popular festivals in Kyrgyzstan.
History and culture: Kyrgyzstan has a broad blend of indigenous communities and cultures, and the Kyrgyz are the main community.
Last Updated On : April 15, 2013
Area77,181 sq mi
Official LanguageKyrgyz (State) and Russian (official)
Prime MinisterOmurbek Babanov