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Country Kyrgyzstan



Kyrgyzstan

Independent republic bounded by Kazakhstan, China, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The area was inhabited by the nomadic Mongolian, Turkic-speaking Kirghiz as early as the seventh century a.d. It was under the khanate of Kokand in the 19th century and was included in the annexation of Russian Turkistan in 1864. The Kirghiz resisted conscription under the czar in 1916 and then by the Bolsheviks from 1917 to 1921. Approximately 500,000 died in a famine in 1921–22. In 1990, Askar Akayev, president of the republic’s Academy of Sciences was elected president by the legislature. In 1991, Kyrgyzstan declared independence from the Soviet Union, and became a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States. Akayev was reelected in 1995, and signed a treaty of economic cooperation with Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. In the late 1990s there was civil war with Islamic militant and tribal groups. Akayev was reelected in 2000 amidst voter fraud charges. In 2005, after parliamentary elections were disputed by the opposition, demonstrators took control of the cities and Akayev fled to Russia and resigned. Kurmanbek Bakiyev, a former prime minister who had resigned in 2002 and then opposed Akayev was appointed prime minister and acting president.

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Kyrgyzstan: Top Cities

Bishkek 900,000 Gorod Bishkek 74.59 x 42.87 Asia/Bishkek
Osh 200,000 Osh Oblasty 72.79 x 40.53 Asia/Bishkek
Jalal-Abad 75,700 Jalal-Abad Oblasty 73.00 x 40.93 Asia/Bishkek
Karakol 70,171 Issyk-Kul'skaya Oblast' 78.40 x 42.48 Asia/Bishkek
Tokmok 63,047 Chuy Oblasty 75.29 x 42.84 Asia/Bishkek
Kara-Balta 62,796 Chuy Oblasty 73.84 x 42.83 Asia/Bishkek
Naryn 52,300 Naryn Oblasty 76.00 x 41.43 Asia/Bishkek
Uzkend 40,360 73.30 x 40.77 Asia/Bishkek
Balykchy 40,000 Issyk-Kul'skaya Oblast' 76.18 x 42.46 Asia/Bishkek
Talas 35,172 Talas Oblasty 72.24 x 42.52 Asia/Bishkek
Kyzyl-Kyya 32,000 Osh Oblasty 72.12 x 40.25 Asia/Bishkek
Bazar-Kurgan 27,704 72.75 x 41.03 Asia/Bishkek
Tash-Kumyr 23,594 Jalal-Abad Oblasty 72.21 x 41.35 Asia/Bishkek
Kant 20,181 74.85 x 42.89 Asia/Bishkek
Toktogul 19,336 Jalal-Abad Oblasty 72.95 x 41.90 Asia/Bishkek
Cholpon-Ata 18,595 Issyk-Kul'skaya Oblast' 77.08 x 42.66 Asia/Bishkek
Kara-Su 17,800 72.87 x 40.70 Asia/Bishkek
Isfana 16,952 69.52 x 39.83 Asia/Bishkek
Pokrovka 16,927 Issyk-Kul'skaya Oblast' 78.00 x 42.34 Asia/Bishkek
At-Bashy 15,226 Naryn Oblasty 75.81 x 41.17 Asia/Bishkek
Sulyukta 15,019 Batken Oblasty 69.57 x 39.93 Asia/Bishkek
Tyup 13,437 78.33 x 42.75 Asia/Bishkek
Khaydarkan 11,857 Batken Oblasty 71.35 x 39.94 Asia/Bishkek
Kaindy 10,616 73.68 x 42.82 Asia/Bishkek
Kemin 10,295 Chuy Oblasty 75.69 x 42.79 Asia/Bishkek
Batken 10,155 70.83 x 40.05 Asia/Bishkek
Sosnovka 5,885 73.91 x 42.64 Asia/Bishkek
Kadzhi-Say 4,000 Issyk-Kul'skaya Oblast' 77.18 x 42.14 Asia/Bishkek
Karavan 1,100 72.20 x 40.30 Asia/Bishkek