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Where is Kyrgyzstan?

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Located in the continent of Asia, Kyrgyzstan covers 191,801 square kilometers of land and 8,150 square kilometers of water, making it the 87th largest nation in the world with a total area of 199,951 square kilometers.

Kyrgyzstan became an independent state in 1991, after gaining its sovereignty from Russia. The population of Kyrgyzstan is 5,496,737 (2012) and the nation has a density of 29 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Kyrgyzstan is the Som (KGS). As well, the people of Kyrgyzstan are refered to as Kyrgyzstani.

The dialing code for the country is 996 and the top level internet domain for Kyrgyzstani sites is .kg.

Kyrgyzstan shares land borders with 4 countries: Kazakhstan, China, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.

To learn more, visit our detailed Kyrgyzstan section.

Quick facts

Population 5,496,737
Density 28.7 / km2 ( 74.2 / mi2 )
Languages Kirghiz, Russian
Independence Year 1991
Capital Bishkek (Bishkek)
Currency Som
GDP 7,404,412,710 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 1,347 (2014 data)
Land Area 191,801 km2 (74,055 mi2)
Water Area 8,150 km2 (3,147 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Kazakhstan, China, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Minimum Longitude 69.280
Maximum Longitude 80.270
Mininum Latitude 39.170
Maximum Latitude 43.240

What is the capital of Kyrgyzstan?

map showing the location of Kyrgyzstan
Location of Bishkek on a map.

Bishkek is the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. It has a population of 900,000, and is located on a latitue of 42.87 and longitude of 74.59.

Bishkek is also the political center of Kyrgyzstan, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Bishkek, the Capital Of Kyrgyzstan

City Bishkek
Country Kyrgyzstan
Population 900,000
Longitude 74.59000000
Latitude 42.87000000
Elevation 767 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.