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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!