Kyrgyzstan Flag

Kyrgyzstan flag
Kyrgyzstan flag

The flag of the Kyrgyz Republic, also known as the “Kyrgyz Respublikasynyn Mamlekettik Tuusu” in Kyrgyz and “Флаг Кыргызстана, Госyдарственный флаг Кыргызской Республики” in Russian, consists of a red field with a yellow sun that features a depiction of a tunduk, which is the opening in the center of the roof of a traditional nomadic yurt.

It was officially approved in 1992, just over seven months after the country declared independence, and has served as the Kyrgyz Republic's flag ever since. The flag was created to replace the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic's flag.

The red on the flag is supposed to be inspired by Manas, the country's folk hero, and is a sign of courage, valor, and national togetherness. The yellow sun with a Tunduk in the center represents peace, prosperity, a bright future, and the nomadic tradition of the Kyrgyz people. The representation of Tunduk is also the first thing one sees while waking up in a typical Kyrgyz Yurt; it symbolizes the building of every Kyrgyz yurt's pinnacle, which is made of three crisscrossing laths across the circular hole at the top of the yurt.

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Country information

Kyrgyzstan is a country located in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the south, and China to the east. Its capital is Bishkek and it has a population of around seven million people, with the majority being ethnic Kyrgyz, followed by significant minorities of Uzbeks and Russians. The Kyrgyz language is closely related to other Turkic languages.

Throughout its history, Kyrgyzstan has been influenced by a variety of cultures and empires. Located on the Silk Road, it has been a crossroads for trade and commerce. The region has been inhabited by a succession of tribes and clans, and has periodically fallen under the domination of larger powers. In the 13th century, it was established as the Yenisei Kyrgyz Khaganate, but was later conquered by the Mongols. It regained independence, but was later invaded by the Dzungar Khanate. After the fall of the Dzungars, the Kyrgyz and Kipchaks were part of the Kokand Khanate. In 1876, Kyrgyzstan became part of the Russian Empire, and in 1936, the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic was formed as a constituent republic of the Soviet Union.

Following the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, Kyrgyzstan declared independence and established a democratic government. It has faced various challenges, including ethnic conflicts, revolts, economic troubles, and political conflict. It has also undergone several governmental transitions, including from a unitary presidential republic to a unitary parliamentary republic and then to a semi-presidential republic before reverting to a presidential system in 2021.

Despite these challenges, Kyrgyzstan has remained a member of various international organizations, including the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Eurasian Economic Union, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Organisation of Turkic States, the Türksoy community, and the United Nations. It has a developing economy, with a strong reliance on deposits of gold, coal, and uranium, and is ranked 118th in the Human Development Index. It is the second poorest country in Central Asia.

Independent Yes
Country codes KG, KGZ (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Kyrgyz Republic
Official languages Kyrgyz and Russian
Religion 90% Islam, 7% Christianity, 3% Others
Capital city Bishkek
Continent Asia
Time zone UTC+6 (KGT)
Member of United Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
Collective Security Treaty Organization
Eurasian Economic Union
Turkic Council
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 6,799,701 (2023)
Population density 34 per Km2 (88 people per mi2)
Urban Population 35.6 % of the population is urban (2,322,557 people in 2020)
Migrants (net) -4,000
Median age 26.0 years
Total area The total land area is 191,800 Km2 (74,054 sq. miles)
Highest point Jengish Chokusu (7 439 m, 24 406 ft)
Lowest point Kara Darya (435 m, 1 427 ft)
GDP per capita $ 1,276 (World Bank, 2021)
Currency Kyrgyzstani som (с, KGS)
Calling code +996
Internet TLD .kg (click here to find and register domain name)
Country Wikipedia Page Kyrgyzstan Wikipedia Page

Main Cities by Population in Kyrgyzstan

1 Bishkek 900,000
2 Osh 200,000
3 Jalal-Abad 75,700
4 Karakol 70,171
5 Tokmok 63,047
6 Kara-Balta 62,796
7 Naryn 52,300
8 Uzgen 40,360
9 Balykchy 40,000
10 Talas 35,172
11 Kyzyl-Kyya 32,000
12 Bazar-Korgon 27,704
13 Iradan 26,200
14 Tash-Kumyr 23,594
15 Kant 20,181
16 Toktogul 19,336
17 Cholpon-Ata 18,595
18 Kara Suu 17,800
19 Isfana 16,952
20 Kyzyl-Suu 16,927
21 At-Bashi 15,226
22 Suluktu 15,019
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