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The Economy of Kyrgyzstan

National currency of Kyrgyzstan is the Som, which is equal to 100 tyin. The economy if the nation is entirely cash-based and U.S. dollar is the most highly used overseas currency. Other famous currencies such as the Euro are also accepted.

Credit cards are not accepted in the villages. However, cities like Bishkek and Osh have acceptance of Visa and other major credit cards. It's wise though to carry cash in the country to avoid any disappointment or payment hassles.


The timezone of Kyrgyzstan is usually GMT + 5 hours. However during a certain period of time in the year, the timezone is changed to GMT + 6 hours.

The plant and animal life in Kyrgystan

The country is famous for its botanic diversity, as around four hundred species exist exclusively in Kyrgyzstan. Varieties of orchids, tulips and onions are remarkably copious. Alpine floras, such as Leontopodium alpinum, grow on mountain slopes. The uncommon flower - Aigul is found in the Alaai Mountains.  Very significant forests, having rare sorts of pistachio and walnuts, add great importance to this wonderful region.

The animals present in the region include the rare species, Tien-Shan bears, snow leopards, and crimson wolves, which are protected by the law. Other animals found are mountain cattle, deers, etc. The lakes serve as yearly refuge to hundreds of transmigrating birds like mountain-goose and several other rare types.

Public holidays

National public Holidays of the country

These are the days that people celebrate a holiday on in Kyrgyzstan. Most of these are the ones celebrated by the entire world and not only the nation itself.

  • New Year - 1st January
  • Nowruz (Persian New Year) – 21st March
  • Labor Day –  1st May
  • Constitution Day – 5th May
  • Victory Day - 9th May
  • Independence Day - 31st August
  • National Day - 2nd December


Kyrgyzstan Population

The Great People of The Great Nation

Kyrgyzstan can be called a country of population diversity. Its natives are marvelously ranging from Turks to Russians! The inhabitants have different sets of values and ways too but it’s amazing how the nation is so well united with a perfect blend of different ways and traditions. Statistics show that the percentage of ethnic groups in the county is...
•    Kyrgyz 65%,
•    Russian 12.5%,
•    Uzbek 13.8%,
•    Dungan 1.1%,
•    Ukrainian 1%,
•    Uygur 1%,
•    Other 5.7%.

The people of Kyrgyzstan are well known for their magnanimity and hospitability. Where ever you go, you will be treated with a Salam (greeting) and receive ample of honor. Even if you go to a restaurant, they will tell you (in Kyrgyz) to have the best seat according to your preference, and then every possible attempt will be made to serve you the best dishes with best etiquettes.

Another noteworthy fact about the people of Kyrgyzstan is their tolerance. Even though they have their own traditional dress codes and conduct codes in the villages, they show absolutely no difference to whatsoever you wear or do. It's officially an Islamic country but non-Muslim women (such as Russians) can be easily spotted around the place wearing explosive clothes. So, in there you do not have to worry about offending anyone by your dressing style.

The communication of Kyrgyzstan's people is conducted in Kyrgyz and Russian. Kyrgyz is a Turk language associated with Kazakh, Uzbek and, the Turkish. The language Kyrgyz is more popular amongst villagers, whereas the language of cities is Russian which is considered as the language of the urban. English, even though gaining popularity, is yet barely preferred, so visitors should try to learn a few important words to communicate with the local people.

Geography & Climate

The Geography of this Wonderland

The landlocked country is located in Central Asia. It is situated at the juncture of 2 celestial mountain ranges 'Tien-Shan' and 'Pameer' and hence it is dominated by several beautiful ranges, lakes, valleys and glaciers. It borders Uzbekistan to the west, Kazakhstan to the north, Tajikistan to the south-west and China to the south-east. About the entire country is situated at hight of around 2,500m, and just around 1/8 of it is less than 1500m.

The Diverse Climate of Kyrgyzstan

The climatically conditions of Kyrgyzstan are also interestingly diverse. The clime is sub-tropical in the Fargana Vale and moderate in the northerly foot-hill area. As you get down to the lower region, you will start to experience a dry continental clime because to the blowing of hot desert air currents from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. The regions of the highest altitudes show Polar environmental conditions.

About Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyzstan is an amazingly beautiful country, enclosed by very popular mountain ranges, glaciers and lakes of the world. The country's culture is most adorably painted in the colors of the nation's nomadic heritage that has been carried on from generation to generation and is existing.

The culture is a blend of about eighty different cultures of the world that are associated with Kyrgyztan's amazing history. The country is of great historical importance too as its history is linked with several great historical events of the world including, building of Great Wall of China, Spread of Islam in Asia, fall of the great Soviet Union, etc.

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