Guided Trekking tours in
Kyrgyz Tien Shan
Pamir Mountains

Country facts 

Official name Republic of Kyrgyzstan
Capital Bishkek (population 800.000)
Area 198,500 sq km. (76,600 sq miles)
Administrative subdivisions 7 regiones.
Population 5,000,000 (2002).
Population Density 22 per sq km.
Average annual growth rate of population 1,9%
Official language Kyrgyz
GDP annual growth 7,1%
Urban population 38%
Average family size 4
Major ethnic groups Kyrgyz (59,7%), Russian (16,2%), Uzbek(14,1%), Ukranian (1,7%), Tartars (1,2%), 7,1% other nationalities.
National currency Kyrgyz Som
Religion 80% Muslim, 15% Russian Ortodox Christianity, 5% other confessions
Education: 11 years (high school), 2 years college, 4-5 years University
Transportation: Highways -28,400km (17,400 miles) km. Railways - 425 km.
Legal system: Based on constitution adopted on May. 5, 1993
The head of state and government President Almazbek Atambaev (since 2007)
Supreme legislative body Jogorku Kenesh - National Parliament
The highest juridical body Supreme Court
Ruling party There is no ruling party, but the Supreme Council is dominated by independent members loyal to the President.
Electricity 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Round two-pin continental plugs are standard.
GMT + 5


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