Kyrgyzstan World Fact - Hostel in Iguazu






Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan This country used to be a republic of Sovjet, but gained its independence in 1991, and the people here will welcome you with open arms. Due to the turbulent history of the country, it is all like a big melting pot, and by that a lot to explore. The cities are developing, also for the good of tourists. The landscape is very changing with mountains both sandy and with forest, valleys and lakes, something for every taste.

Area: 198.393 Km²
Population: 4.753.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 24 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Bishkek (597.000 pop.)
Major cities: Os 238.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Kirghiz 52%, Russian 22%, Uzbek 13%
Border countries: Kazakhstan NORTH, China EAST, Uzbekistan WEST, Tajikistan SOUTH

Principal mountains: Pik Pobedy 7439 m
Principal rivers: Naryn
Principal lakes: Issyk Kul 6200 Km²
Principal islands: -
Climate: Alpin - continental

Language: Kirghiz (official), Russian
Religion: Muslim 75%, Orthodox 20%, other 5%
Currency: Kyrgyzstani Som (KGS)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 7/1, 8/3, 21/3, 1/5, 5/5, 9/5, 31/8
Dialling code: 00996
GMT: +5

World Heritage List: -