Add Kyrgyszstan to your library with this make your own booklet! Fill it yourself with facts and figures on this interesting country. Print the blank version and you can fill it with pictures if you prefer. Instructions for folding here.
Find out a little about the central Asian country, Krygyzstan, and enjoy our flag printables in many different formats.
Mountain landscape, Kyrgyzstan
Learn About Krygyzstan
Geography of Krygyzstan
- The Republic of Krygyzstan is a small mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia with a population of 6 million.
- Peak Pobeda in the Tien-Shen mountains is 7,439 metes tall and a destination for adventurous mountain climbers. It is the world’s most northerly peak over 7,000 metres.
- Issyk-Kul (‘hot lake’) is one of the world’s largest salt lakes. Although it is nearly 1,700 metres above sea level, it never freezes.
- Ecotourism is being developed with horse riding, camping in yurts and visits to summer pastures, called jailoo, very popular.
The capital Bishkek, in the far north, is known as the green city. It is full of parks and canals to provide relief from the searing heat of the summer.
More Interesting Facts
- Both the US and Russia have air bases in Bishkek, highlighting its strategic importance in the region.
- Kyrgyzstan's epic poem, Manas, an oral tale passed down through the generations, is said to be over 500,000 lines long.
- Kyrgyz people were originally nomadic. They therefore ate mainly meat as they rarely settled long enough to grow vegetables.
- The national drink, kumis, is made from fermented horse’s milk. Ghengis Khan was said to be a fan!
The Kyrgyzstan Flag
The Kyrgyzstan flag has a yellow sun on a red background. The design in the centre of the sun represents the crown of a traditional Kyrgyz yurt (tent). There are 40 rays surrounding the sun, which may represent the 40 Kyrgyz tribes unified against the Mongols by the country's epic hero, Manas.
Our Kyrgyzstan Resources
Anyone learning to spell Kyrgyzstan deserves a bookmark as a prize! There are several versions of these to print out. The black and white version can be coloured in.
This is an interesting colouring in flag belonging to Kyrgyzstan. The background is red and the sun shape is yellow. The cross design in the middle represents the traditional Kyrgyz yurt (a kind of tent).
Print and make your own Kyrgyzstan flag with its bright red background and stylised sun centrepiece.