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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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.
|Country codes||KG, KGZ (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Kyrgyz Republic|
|Official languages||Kyrgyz and Russian|
|Religion||90% Islam, 7% Christianity, 3% Others|
|Time zone||UTC+6 (KGT)|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Commonwealth of Nations|
|Collective Security Treaty Organization|
|Eurasian Economic Union|
|Organisation of Islamic Cooperation|
|Population density||34 per Km2 (88 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||35.6 % of the population is urban (2,322,557 people in 2020)|
|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)|
|Internet TLD||.kg (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Kyrgyzstan Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Kyrgyzstan