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Country Kyrgyzstan


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Region Central Asia
Area (sq km) 199,951
Area (sq mile) 76,641
Border China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Population 5,664,939
Nationality Kyrgyzstani(s)
Ethnic Kyrgyz 64.9%, Uzbek 13.8%, Russian 12.5%, Dungan 1.1%, Ukrainian 1%, Uygur 1%, other 5.7%
Religion Muslim 75%, Russian Orthodox 20%, other 5%
Language Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Russian, Dungun, other
Literacy 99%
Government Republic
Capital Bishkek
Leader President Almazbek Atambaev (since December 1, 2011); Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov (since April 13, 2016)
Currency Kyrgyzstani som (KGS)
Independence Day Aug. 31, 1991 (from Soviet Union)
National Holiday Independence Day (Aug. 31, 1991)
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