"The Switzerland of Central Asia"
Factz about Kyrgyzstan!!!
Kyrgyzstan is a country with two official languages: Russian and Kyrgyz
The most famous person from Kyrgyzstan is a writer, Chingiz Aitmatov. He is more known by the world than any sportsmen, politicians and musicians.
The most famous national drink is horse milk “kumyz”
It is not common to tip in Kyrgyzstan. However, a lot of restaurants add an automatic 10% service charge to the bill
People value cleanliness a lot here. You need to always take off your shoes before walking into anyone’s house.
The capital of Kyrgyzstan is Bishkek, which also forms the country's largest city.
Kyrgyzstan became an independent republic in end 1991, when USSR was dissolved.
Majority of the people in Kyrgyzstan are Muslims.
The currency of Kyrgyzstan is Som (KGS), and Kyrgyzstan follows the system of a 'Republic'..
Kyrgyzstan stands dominated by Pamir-Alai and Tien Shan (meaning Heavenly Mountains) mountain ranges.
The highest point in Kyrgyzstan is formed by Peak Pobedy (7,439 m).
Kyrgyzstan is home to Inylchek Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in the world.
Issyk Kul Lake in Kyrgyzstan, also known as ' Pearl of Tian Shan', is one of the largest mountain lakes in the world.
An interesting fact about Lake Issyk Kul, meaning "warm sea", is that it never ever freezes, in spite of being sited in the mountains.
The walnut-fruit forests of Kyrgyzstan are amongst the largest natural walnut forests in the world.
Osh city of Kyrgyzstan, sited in the Fergana Valley, is said to be three thousand years old.
Osh city served as an important commercial centre on the Silk Road, the trade route between Europe and China.
Fergana Valley has been known for its legendary horses, since the ancient times, and was the birthplace of Akmed Al Fergani, the famous medieval astronomer.
The main industries of Kyrgyzstan include small machinery, textiles, food processing, cement, shoes and sawn logs.
The people are Kyrgyzstan are very fond of tea that they cannot miss out tea after each and every meal. It is considered as a replacement for water and is frequently consumed by all.
Major sections of the people of Kyrgyzstan belong to Sunni Muslims. But when you walk across the streets of Bishkek, there won’t be any visible signs of Islam. This is because Kyrgyzstan is a Soviet nation.
Kyrgyzstan is the only country in the whole of Central Asia to have Russian as one of its official languages.
Handshaking is very common in Kyrgyzstan. It is impolite to not shake hands when meeting someone. It shows how friendly you are and makes a good impression.