2)is the place where famous writer Chingiz Aytmatov was born and living.
3)It had been seen that Kyrgyzstan is Switzerland of Central Asia until march of 2005.But this is not valid anymore, at least I think so.
The Kyrgyzstan population is around 5.5 million people.
area: same as Great Britan has.
Kyrgyzstan was part of the Soviet Union until 1991, and a lot of people(especially in the capital-Bishkek) speak russian. There is also a pretty large russian population. Kyrgyz people are a mix of mongolians and europeans, therefore not all of them look completely asian. Some have black, light or dark brown hair, brown, green, or (very rarely) blue eyes.
Russian influence played a significant role in kyrgyz culture and lifestyle, and even now most of the tv shows, magazines, and media shown in Kyrgyzstan is russian.
Kyrgyzstan is a tiny and not well-known, but gorgeous country!!!
Me: No, I'm from Kyrgyzstan
person: Is it in Russia?
Me:No, it's in Asia, but I speak russian
-So you're russian
-No, a lot of people in Kyrgyzstan speak russian, but they're kyrgyz
-Because Kyrgyzstan used to be a part of Soviet Union, or Russia, but it's not anymore.
-oh...(*very confused now) anyways, cool name