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Kyrgyzstan is an above average size country in central Asia.

Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country with no coastal border.

The land is a mixture of mountains and plains.

The geographical coordinates for the centre of Kyrgyzstan, also known as lines of latitude and longtitude, are:-
Latitude - 41 00N
Longitude - 75 00E


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kyrgyzstan The Kyrgyzstani flag is red with a yellow sun in the centre. The sun has 40 rays representing the 40 Krygyz tribes. In the centre of the sun are 2 sets of 3 red lines.

The capital of Kyrgyzstan is Bishkek.

Kyrgyzstan is a parliamentary republic with a president as head of state and head of the government.

In elections everyone over the age of 18 can vote.

The currency in Kyrgyzstan is the som.

Kyrgyz and Russian are the official languages.

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We have already written our own history of England but are asking schools in Kyrgyzstan to provide us with a detailed history of their own country. Check how here.

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The total land area of Kyrgyzstan is 191,801 sq kms which is the 24th largest in Asia.

Kyrgyzstan has lakes, rivers and canals which total 8,150 sq kms.

Kyrgyzstan has boundaries with 4 countries

  • Uzbekistan 1,314 kms
  • Kazakhstan 1,212 kms
  • China 1,063 kms
  • Tajikistan 984 kms

Kyrgyzstan has no coastline.

The highest point in Kyrgyzstan is Jengish Chokusu at 7,439 metres.

The pie chart below shows how the land is split between agricultural land (crops and pastures), forests and other, which can be towns, villages, desert or frozen waste called tundra. kyrgyzstan

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The total population of Kyrgyzstan is 5.73 million people, making it the 36th largest country in Asia by population.

Of this number 2.92 million are females and 2.81 million are males.

A person from Kyrgyzstan is called a Kyrgyzstani.

To be a citizen of Kyrgyzstan, one of your parents must be a citizen of Kyrgyzstan. It is not sufficient to be born in Kyrgyzstan. You have to live in Kyrgyzstan for 5 years before you can begin to apply for citizenship.

The largest five cities in Kyrgyzstan, by population are:-

  • Bishkek 9000,000 people
  • Osh 2000,000
  • Jalal-Abad 75,700
  • Karakol 70,171
  • Tokmok 63,407
For each country we will give you a diagram showing the population density. This is the average number of people for each square kilometre. kyrgyzstanEach little Owlbut is 1 person and the big yellow rectangle is 1 sq km. After a while you can compare countries and see which ones are the most crowded. Remember it is only an average as more people live closer together in towns and cities than in villages out in the country.


36.4% of the people live in cities or towns.

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The birth rate in Kyrgyzstan is 21.6 births per 1,000 of population

The death rate in Kyrgyzstan is 6.4 deaths per 1,000 people.

Check this against the birth rate. If the death rate is higher than the birth rate then the population will decrease unless immigrants arrive in the country.

There are 20.7 deaths of girls under 1 year per 1,000 of births and 29.0 deaths of boys.

The median age for females is 27.9 and for males is 25.7. The median age is that age which divides the population exactly in half so there are the same number of people above the median age as below it.

The average age of a woman when she has her first child is 23.2.

The elderly dependency ratio is 6.6. This is the number of elderly people (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64).

The potential support ratio is 15.1. This is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.

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Kyrgyzstan spends 6.5% of its total income on health care.

There are 1.85 doctors per 1,000 people.

There are 4.5 hospital beds per 1,000 people.

16.6% of the population are estimated as obese.

96.7% of the urban population and 86.2% of the rural population have drinking water that is either piped into their home or they have access to a public tap, a protected borehole, well, spring or protected rainwater collection facility.

89.1% of the urban population and 95.6% of the rural population have access to a flushing toilet that is connected to a sewer. a pit latrine (that is a permanent hole in the ground that is looked after) or a composting toilet.


Kyrgyzstan releases 9.4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy. This puts it as the 39th highest in Asia.

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Kyrgyzstan spends 6.0% of its total income on education.

Children usually start school at age 7 in Kyrgyzstan. Primary education is for four years until age 11 and secondary education must continue till 16 but can go on to 18/19. This may be followed by further education at a university or college.

We are waiting for information about school terms in Kyrgyzstan.

99.4% of females and 99.6% of males are able to read and write by the age of 15.

15.5% of all people aged between 16 and 24 are not in work. Among females 20.6% are unemployed while with males 12.7% can't find work.

The total number of people available for work in Kyrgyzstan is 2.84 million.

kyrgyzstanThey work in the following sectors.

  • Agriculture includes farming, fishing and forestry work
  • Industry includes mining, manufacturing, construction and energy workers
  • Services is everything else
7.1% of the workforce are unemployed.

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There are 18 paved airports in Kyrgyzstan, which is the 28th highest number in Asia.

There are 424 kilometres of railways in Kyrgyzstan, the 33rd longest in Asia.

There are 34,000 kilometres of roads in Kyrgyzstan, which means Kyrgyzstan is in 22nd place for the most kilometres of roads in Asia.

There are 4 major national newspapers in Kyrgyzstan.

There are 7.37 million mobile phone users.

6% of the people have a fixed landline.


1.98 million people have access to the internet at home via any device (computer or mobile).

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