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Kyrgyzstan is a beautiful country in Central Asia, it bordered on countries such as Kazakhstan in the north, Uzbekistan on the west, Tajikistan in the south and China on its East and South-East. The former Republic of the Soviet Union received its independence in 1991 and since then it is a democratic Presidential Republic. Bishkek was formerly called Frunze , it is the capital with a population of more than 1 million people. The country as a whole has about 5 million inhabitants and the area of 198.500 km2.

Longitude 
Bishkek - 74 (East (Similar to New Delhi).

Latitude 
Bishkek - 42 (North Similar to Istanbul, Madrid, New York. 

Elevation 
Highest point is 7437 m Pobeda Peak
Lowest point is 401 m named the Lailak district in the Ferghana Valley
Average elevation is 2750 m
Elevation of Bishkek is 750 m 
93% of Kyrgyzstan is higher than 1500 m above sea level, and 41% above 3000m. 

Area 
198,500 sq. km (76641 sq. miles)
It is similar to England and roughly equal to the combined areas of Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands.
925 km East-West: 453 km North-South 
The total length of Kyrgyzstan's borders is 4507 km.

Neighboring Countries 
China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan. 

Population 
6 million 
Density is 24 per sq. km    
38% are urban, 62% rural
51% are female, 49% male
About one sixth of the population lives and works in Bishkek.
The Kyrgyz make up just over 50% of the population. The major ones are among 70 other nationalities:     
The Russians (17%), Uzbeks (13%), Ukrainians, Germans and Tatars.
40% of the population is under 14 years old and 8% of the population is over 60 years old.
When the Republic received its independence there was large-scale migration of ethnic Russians and Germans because of the decline of industrial job chances and growing Kyrgyz nationalism.

Religion 
Muslim (Sunni), and Russian Orthodox.

Languages 
State language is called Kyrgyz.  Official is Russian, (In common use particularly in the capital and Northern region).

Life Expectancy 
In 1995: Male: 63.9 - Female: 72.6

National symbols:
Flag, State Emblem.

Administrative structure: 
The territory of Republic is divided into 8 administrative districts. There are 7 regions locally known as "oblasts":
Chu Oblast,
Issyk-Kul Oblast,
Talas Oblast,
Naryn Oblast,
Osh Oblast,
Djalal-Abad Oblast,
Batken Oblast,
and the capital district of Bishkek.
The oblasts are subdivided into 39 rayons (districts). Bishkek has 4 districts. The districts consist of a total of 429 local communities (Ail okmotu).

Membership of international organizations: 
Kyrgyzstan is part of United Nations (and its specialized agencies such as UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNHCR), IOM, Central Asian Economic Community, World Bank, WHO, FAO, ILO; CIS, GIS, ECO,IMF, EBRD, IDB, ICAO, OECD, OSCE, Intelsat, WTO - World Trade Organization, WTO World Tourism Organization, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 1

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 8 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Son Kul Lake - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Kochkor valley - Tamga village - Karakol - Karakol - Bishkek

There is suchlike saying among the experienced tourists: «If you have not seen Central Asia, you have not seen the world!". It is difficult to imagine how many places you are going to visit and see! This tour offers you the visits of the ancient Burana Tower, the second largest alpine lake in the world - Issyk-Kul, prehistoric stone carvings; also it includes the visiting of the medieval Tash Rabat - Caravanserai (Stone Castle), churches, mosques and many other sights. Kyrgyz Republic is the place of deep traditions and untouched nature. You will uncover for yourself the nomadic way of lifestyle and it will be possible to taste national drinks and dishes. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 2

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 7 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Arslan bob - Kazarman village - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village - Burana Tower - Bishkek

Celestial Kyrgyzstan is waiting for you. We developed special tour that covers the south of Kyrgyzstan as well as its northern part. It is ideal tour for those travelers, who like nature. You will see during this tour famous Arslan Bob walnut and fruit forests and Son Kul Lake. You will spend the nights not only in guesthouses and home stays, but also in yurts - nomadic dwellings made out of wood and covered with felt. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 3

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 8 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Issyk Kul Lake - Karakol - Tamga - Bokonbaevo - Kochkor Village - Son Kul Lake - Bishkek

This adventure concludes the visiting of the most famous places of interest in Kyrgyz Republic. During this tour you will visit the tower of Burana that was constructed in the 11th c. A. D. and is one of the oldest minarets on the territory of Central Asia; also you will see Issik Kul Lake - the Pearl of Tien - Shan Mountains. Issyk - Kul is the 2nd largest mountain lake in the world and the biggest lake in Kyrgyzstan. Moreover, we are going to show you ancient petroglyphs that refer to the 8th c. B.C. and many other places that will attract your attention. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 4

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 13 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chong Kemin - Son Kul Lake - At Bashi - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Kochkor valley - Tamga village - Karakol - Altin Arashan - Karakol - Cholpon Ata - Bishkek

We want to present you a perfect tour for tourists who like nature. We made a special tour that covers the central and northern parts of Kyrgyzstan. Welcome to the Country of the Heavenly Mountains! During this tour you will see our famous lakes of Son Kul and Issik - Kul. You will sleep not only in guesthouses but also in yurts - nomadic dwellings made of wood and felt. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 5

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 15 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Sary Chelek Lake - Arslan bob - Jalal Abad - Osh city - Kazarman village - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village -Konorchek canyons - Chon Kemin - Burana Tower - Bishkek

This adventure presents the great chance to see the magnificent land of celestial mountains, which are located in Central Asia. The entire tour goes along the Great Silk Way passing through the striking Tian - Shan massif. You will visit the world's 2nd largest mountain lake - Issyk - Kul, as well as the charming Son - Kul Lake, which is situated on an elevated plateau (3013m. above sea level) in the heart of Kyrgyz Republic. You will be taken back to the time of nomadic life, their traditions, culture and food. You will take pleasure in seeing of the wild nature of the untouched places, and memorable historic places of interest! Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 6

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 7 days

Places to visit: Torugart Pass - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul Lake - Bishkek City - Ala Archa Gorge - Bishkek

There is tour for travelers, who have journey from Torugart Pass and then to Bishkek City (the capital of Kyrgyzstan). During this adventure you will have an opportunity to live in the places that are absolutely far away from the busy cities and towns. Traveling by the one of the Silk Way routes you will see famed caravanserai of Tash Rabat that is built inside the mountain, and also you will have time to relax in a tranquil atmosphere of Son Kul. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 7

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 5 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Burana Tower - Cholpon Ata - Issyk-Kul Lake - Karakol - Tamga

You will enjoy seeing untouched nature, wild places, and remarkable highlights of the middle centuries! This adventure represents a great chance to discover the superb land of heavenly mountains, situated in the heart of Central Asia. The whole tour goes along the Great Silk Way passing all the way through the exciting Tian Shan Range. You will visit the world's 2nd largest alpine lake - Issyk-Kul. Read the tour...

 

 

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