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Overview

Kyrgyz Republic (official country name since 2011, formerly - Kyrgyzstan) is a landlocked country in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The Tian Shan mountain range makes up 80% of the nation and mountains, glaciers, alpine lakes and deep valleys dominate the landscape. 94% of the country is 1,000 m above sea level, with an average elevation of 2,750 m.

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Basic Facts

Source / Year:

Capital

Bishkek 

http://www.mfa.gov.kg/contents/view/id/89

Population1,012,500 (2019 est)

http://www.mfa.gov.kg/contents/view/id/89

Language

Official languages Kyrgyz and Russian

http://www.stat.kg/rus/home/census.pdf  (1999 census)

Ethnic groups

Kyrgyz 73.3%, Uzbek 14.6%, Russian 5.6%, Dungan 1.1%, other 5.4% (includes Uyghur, Tajik, Turk, Kazakh, Tatar, Ukrainian, Korean, German) (2019 est.)  

2015 CIA World Factbook

Religions

75% - Muslim; 20% - Russian Orthodox; 5% - other

2015 CIA World Factbook 

Country size (comparison)

About half of the size of Sweden

http://data.un.org  (2012)

Population density (map)

26 per km²

http://www.mfa.gov.kg/contents/view/id/89

Border countries

China 1,063 km, Kazakhstan 1,212 km, Tajikistan 984 km, Uzbekistan 1,314 km. Total: 4,573 km.

2015 CIA World Factbook

Exports

Cotton, wool, meat, tobacco; gold, mercury, uranium, , hydropower; machinery; shoes, garments

2015 CIA World Factbook

Imports

Oil and gas, machinery and equipment, chemicals, foodstuffs

2015 CIA World Factbook

Agricultural products

Tobacco, cotton, potatoes, vegetables, grapes, fruits and berries; sheep, goats, cattle, wool

2015 CIA World Factbook


Generic Information

Find the country in the generic links below:

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Economist Intelligence Unit http://country.eiu.com/kyrgyz-republic


Humanitarian Info

World Food Programme http://www.wfp.org/countries/kyrgyzstan

Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: http://www.unocha.org/where-we-work/all-countries


Facts and Figures

Wolfram Alpha: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=kyrgyzstan

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