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Situated on the Tien-shan mountains, the republic is bordered on the east by China, on the west by Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, on the north by Kazakhstan and on the south by Tajikistan.
Landlocked; entirely mountainous, dominated by the Tien Shan range; many tall peaks, glaciers, and high-altitude lakes.
5,213,898 (July 2006 est.)
dry continental to polar in high Tien Shan; subtropical in southwest (Fergana Valley); temperate in northern foothill zone.
Kirghiz (of Turkic origin) official language, Russian
Bishkek, Osh, Przhevalsk, Kyzyl-Kiya and Tokmak
Sarydzhaz, Naryn, Kyzylsu
Places to Visit
Bishkek, Osh, Tokmak, Kyzyl-Kiya
Bishkek International Air Port
ISD codes & International time