Country's codes

International phone code for Kyrgyzstan: +996

Standard ISO 3166-1:

    3 letters: KGZ

    2 letters (internet domain): .KG

    Digital country code 417

Standard EAN-13 (country barcode): 470 

Olympic country code: KGZ

FIFA code: KGZ


Useful country information

Total area:  73,861 sq mi (191,300 sq km)

Population (2014 est.): 5,604,212; (growth rate: 1.04%); birth rate: 23.3/1000; infant mortality rate: 28.71/1000; life expectancy: 70.06.

Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Bishkek, 839,000

Monetary unit: Som

Current government officials

Languages: Kyrgyz (official) 64.7%, Uzbek 13.6%, Russian (official) 12.5%, Dungun 1%, other 8.2% (1999 census)

Ethnicity/race: Kyrgyz 64.9%, Uzbek 13.8%, Russian 12.5%, Dungan 1.1%, Ukrainian 1%, Uygur 1%, other 5.7% (1999)

Religions: Islam 75%; Russian Orthodox 20%; other 5%

National Holiday: Independence Day, August 31

Literacy rate: 99.2% (2009 est.)

Background:

A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, Kyrgyzstan was annexed by Russia in 1864; it achieved independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Current concerns include: privatization of state-owned enterprises, expansion of democracy and political freedoms, inter-ethnic relations, and terrorism.

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