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Kyrgyzstan Travel Guide


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Quick Facts
Capital Bishkek
Government Republic
Currency Kyrgyz som (KGS)
Area 198,500 km2
Population 5,213,898 (July 2006 est.)
Language Kyrgyz, Russian
Religion Muslim 75%, Russian Orthodox 20%, other 5%
Electricity 220V/50Hz, European plug
Calling Code +996
Internet TLD .kg
Time Zone UTC +5

Kyrgyzstan (Кыргызстан, formally the Kyrgyz Republic (Кыргыз Республикасы) is a Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions. Landlocked and mountainous, it borders Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the southeast. Annexed by Russia in 1876, it achieved independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. It has the most liberal tourist visa policy in Central Asia and one of the more progressive post-Soviet governments in the region.


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