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Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan
  • Capital

    Capital

    Bishkek

  • Local time

    Local time

    7:53

  • Population

    Population

    6.15 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +996

  • Currency

    Currency

    COM KGS (som)

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Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Bishkek

  • Local time

    Local time

    7:53

  • Population

    Population

    6.15 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +996

  • Currency

    Currency

    COM KGS (som)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 350

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 0.94 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    533mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    198 500 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    7%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    3%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    55%

  • Railways

    Railways

    417km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    583 997

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Kyrgyz - 64 %
    Uzbek - 13 %
    Russian - 12 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 75 %
    Islam - 75 %
    Russian Orthodox - 20 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    99.2%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Kyrgyz
    Uzbek
    Russian

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    20 400

  • Murders

    Murders

    5 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    3.9 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    50.4%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    6.3%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    0%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    144 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.2%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    small machinery, textiles, food processing, cement, shoes, sawn logs, refrigerators, furniture, electric motors

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    tobacco, cotton, potatoes, vegetables, grapes, fruits and berries, sheep, goats, cattle

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    hydropower, gold and rare earth metals, coal, oil, natural gas, nepheline, mercury, bismuth, lead

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    49%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    hydropower, gold and rare earth metals, coal, oil, natural gas, nepheline, mercury, bismuth, lead

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    28%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    9 608kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    77 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    30

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What not to do when visiting Kyrgyzstan

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands when greeting and departing - a nod of acknowledgement is also common. Good friends and family exchange kiss on each cheek and hugs.

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Don’t hunt or take trophies without a proper license.

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Don’t make the ”o” sign with one hand and slapping the top of it with the other hand (palm flat) once or twice - it’s considered rude. Extending the middle finger is rude too.

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Did you know

Did you know?

The longest poem in history was written in Kyrgyzstan.

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Business & Communication

Don't use your left hand when giving or receiving things.

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Business & Communication

Don’t expect locals to be direct communicators - they tend to speak in a very roundabout manner.

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Business & Communication

Don’t be surprised by people entering a closed room without knocking. It's common, and for them, it’s surprising if you lock the door to your room or ask them to knock before entering.

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