There are seven Regions in Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan Regions are also referred to as oblasty. Regions at Kyrgyzstan have their own individual capitals and are further sub divided into a number of districts. Officials appointed by the government of the country are responsible for administering the regions in Kyrgyzstan.
The seven Regions of Kyrgyzstan feature Ysyk-Kol, Osh, Jalal-Abad, Talas, Naryn, Chuy and Batken. In addition to these regions, Bishkek city constitutes the eight division of the country.
- Ysyk-Kol Region: This region covers an area of 43,100 kilometer square. The capital of this region is Karakol. The famous Kumtor Gold Mine is located in this region. This region also boasts of Issyk Kul Lake that is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Kyrgyzstan.
- Osh Region: The capital of Osh region is Osh. It occupies an area of 29,200 kilometer square.
- Jalal-Abad Region: With walnut forests, the Sary Chelek nature reserve with its picturesque alpine lake and mineral waters, Jalal-Abad region of Kyrgyzstan has a charmed many a traveler. The region is also home to some hydroelectric stations and textile mills.
- Talas Region: This region extends over an area of 11,400 kilometer square. Talas is the capital.
- Naryn Region: Naryn is the capital of this region. The mountainous lakes of Chatyr-Kul and Son-Kul are the crowning glory of this region that spreads over an area of 45,200 kilometer square.
- Chuy Region: Comprising of gorges, mountain ranges and the Chuy Valley, Chuy district occupies the northernmost edge of the country. Wheat, potatoes, sugar beets, fruits and maize are the primary crops grown in the region. Chuy region covers an area of 20,200 kilometer square.
- Batken Region: This region occupies an area of 17,000 kilometer square. Batken is the capital.
Bishkek is the capital city and also the largest among the Kyrgyzstan cities. There are quite a few museums and statues in the city that are worth seeing. The overwhelming beauty of the city lies in its natural grandeur.