Tag Archives: Kyrgyzstan

According to topschoolsintheusa.com, Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country located in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest, and China to the east. The total population of Kyrgyzstan is 6.5 million people with more than half of these being ethnic Kyrgyz. The official language of Kyrgyzstan is Kyrgyz, although Russian is widely spoken as a second language. The geography of Kyrgyzstan consists mostly of mountains and valleys with some flat plains in between. The highest point in the country is Jengish Chokusu at 7,439 meters above sea level while some of its largest lakes are Lake Issyk-Kul and Lake Chatyr-Kul. Additionally, there are several national parks and nature reserves located throughout the country that provide habitats for endangered species such as snow leopards and Marco Polo sheep. Education in Kyrgyzstan is compulsory from ages 6 – 15 years old with primary school followed by secondary school from ages 16 – 18 years old. Students can then pursue higher education at universities located primarily in major cities such as Bishkek where they can study a wide range of disciplines including business administration, engineering and medicine among others. Furthermore, there are several scholarship programs available to help students from low-income backgrounds attend university at no cost or reduced cost tuition fees. Additionally, technical training centers have been established throughout much of the country to provide alternative educational opportunities to those who may not be able to attend university due to financial or geographical constraints. See searchforpublicschools for Kyrgyzstan Overview.

Kyrgyzstan Modern History

Kyrgyzstan is a country located in Central Asia. With the capital city of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan has a population of 6,524,206 based on a recent census from COUNTRYAAH. Kyrgyzstan was a sub-republic of the Soviet Union 1922–1991. During most of that period, Kyrgyz culture and lifestyle were suppressed. Only under Soviet leader Michail Gorbachev in the… Read More »

Major Cities in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) According to ITYPEMBA, Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan, a modern city with a population approaching 1 million people. The city is located at an altitude of 750 – 900 m in the central part of the Chui valley at the northern foot of the Kirghiz Range. 20 km from Bishkek is the… Read More »

Kyrgyzstan Healthcare and Money

Health care Vaccinations Vaccination needed receipt required Typhoid & Polio Yes – malaria 1 no – Eat Drink 2 – cholera no yellow fever no Overview Medical care in Kyrgyzstan does not correspond to European standards. It is recommended that you carry important medicines, bandages and disposable syringes with you, as these have to be… Read More »

Sights of Kyrgyzstan

According to findjobdescriptions, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, is the most convenient place to start your journey through this amazing country. Bishkek was founded in 1825, and therefore cannot boast of ancient palaces or mosques, but the city itself is quite interesting and friendly. There are many museums, art galleries, theaters, etc. here. It is… Read More »

Foreign Fighters from Russia and Central Asia Part I

In January 2017, Turkish authorities arrested a man from Uzbekistan. He was a member of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) and is now suspected of having carried out the terrorist attack that killed 39 people at a nightclub in Istanbul on New Year’s Eve . The suicide bombers who blew themselves up at Istanbul’s… Read More »