Kyrgyzstan profile

Tourist walks along banks of Lake Ala-Kul, in mountains of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz authorities are hoping that unspoilt scenery will attract more visitors
  • Full name: Kyrgyz Republic
  • Population: 5.4 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Bishkek
  • Area: 199,900 sq km (77,182 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Kyrgyz, Russian
  • Major religions: Islam, Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 64 years (men), 72 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 som = 100 tyiyns
  • Main exports: Fruit, vegetables, gold, tobacco
  • GNI per capita: US $900 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .kg
  • International dialling code: +996

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