Kyrgyzstan

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Kyrgyzstan on World Map

Continent – Asia

Region – Central Asia

Size – 199,951 km²

Geography – mountainous with valleys

Language – Kyrgyz (official), Russian (official), Uzbek, Dungun

Religion – Muslim 75%, Russian Orthodox 20%, other 5%

Monetary Unit – Kyrgyzstani som

     Natural Resources – gold, rare earth metals, coal, oil, natural gas, nepheline, mercury, bismuth, lead, zinc, hydropower

Agriculture – tobacco, cotton, potatoes, vegetables, grapes, fruits and berries; sheep, goats, cattle, wool

Industry – small machinery, textiles, food processing, cement, shoes, sawn logs, refrigerators, furniture, electric motors, gold, rare earth metals

Map of Kyrgyzstan

Neighbouring Countries – China, Tajikstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan

Population –  5,604,212 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 1.04%

Average Life Expectancy – 70.06

Capital City – Bishkek (839,000)

Highest Mountain – Jengish Chokusu (7,439m)

Longest River – Naryn (807 km)

Climate – continental – cold winters -20°C to -6°C and warm summers 12°C to 24°C

Yearly Rainfall – 120 cm (approx) mostly in the mountains

Plant Life – steppes, meadow-steppes, meadows, bushes and forests, alpine plants, tulips,  edelweiss, juniper

Animal Life – snow leopard, brown bear, lynx, wild rams, marmots, hares, and mountain goats

Bird Life – mountain goose, rock pigeon, partridge, Alpine jackdaw, big desert bullfinch

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Kyrgyzstan. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/kyrgyzstan.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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