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Learn more about Kyrgyzstan.
Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
Population: 5,081,429 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Bishkek
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An Introduction to Kyrgyzstan
A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, Kyrgyzstan was annexed by Russia in 1864; it achieved independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Current concerns include: privatization of state-owned enterprises, expansion of democracy and political freedoms, interethnic relations, and combating terrorism.

Kyrgyzstan map

Map of Kyrgyzstan ( Location ) : 41 00 N, 75 00 E, Central Asia, west of China. For additional reports and educational information specific to Kyrgyzstan, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Kyrgyzstani Flag
Red field with a yellow sun in the center having 40 rays representing the 40 Kyrgyz tribes; on the obverse side the rays run counterclockwise, on the reverse, clockwise; in the center of the sun is a red ring crossed by two sets of three lines, a stylized representation of the roof of the traditional Kyrgyz yurt.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Kyrgyzstan.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 1.25%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 63.84 yrs - Male
    • 72.05 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 394,800 (2002)

Televisions:
    • 210,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 520,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .kg

Did you know ... People from Kyrgyzstan are called Kyrgyzstanis
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook