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Mountains in Kyrgyzstan
Mountains in Kyrgyzstan

Mountains in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, is a mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia
Photo by Mick Truyts

KYRGYZSTAN

Asia

KYRGYZSTAN

Asia

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Capital: Bishkek

Location: Central Asia, west of China, south of Kazakhstan

Government: Kyrgyz Republic

Currency: soms (KGS)

Area: 199,951 sq km

Population: 6,018,789 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Kyrgyz (official) 71.4%, Uzbek 14.4%, Russian (official) 9%, other 5.2% (2009 est.)

Religion: Muslim 90% (majority Sunni), Christian 7% (Russian Orthodox 3%), other 3% (includes Jewish, Buddhist, Baha'i) (2017 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+6

Tel Code: +996

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