Officially known as Kyrgyz Republic and formerly known as Kirghizia, Kyrgyzstan is located in central Asia.Bordering Uzbekistan to the west and Tajikistan to the southwest, along with China to the east, Kyrgyzstan is a fantastic location for tourists.
A nation defined by its unspoilt mountainscapes and rolling pastures, the natural beauty seen in Kyrgyzstan is second to none and this has made it a popular getaway choice.The country witnesses extremely hot, tropical summer months with temperatures reaching as high as 40°C before dipping as low as sub zero levels during the winter.
The estimated population of Kyrgyzstan currently stands at 5.6 million and due to the country being largely rural only two thirds live in urban areas. The country’s natives have historically been semi-nomadic herders, known for living in yurts and tending sheep. This nomadic tradition has continued to function seasonally as herding families return to the high mountains during the summer months.
Islam is the dominant religion in Kyrgyzstan, with 80% of the population being Muslim. Moreover, the official language of the country is Russian with Kazakhstan being the other most dominant language used. In fact, Kyrgyzstan became an official bilingual country in September 1991.