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Interesting Facts about Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Interesting Facts

Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, is a country in Central Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Kyrgyzstan:

  • Kyrgyzstan independent from the Soviet Union since 1991.
     
  • Kyrgyzstan is a land-locked country.
     
  • 90% of the population of Kyrgyzstan are Sunni Muslims.
     
  • 70% of the Kyrgyzstan is mountains.
     
  • Kyrgyzstan is one of the least-crowded countries in the world.
     
  • Kyrgyzstan produces the longest poem in history.
     
  • Lake Issyk Kul - the world’s second-largest high-altitude lake is in Kyrgyzstan.
     
  • Kyrgyzstan has three UNESCO World Heritage sites.
     
  • One of the shortest railway networks in the world is in Kyrgyzstan.
     
  • There are about 2,000 lakes in Kyrgyzstan.
     
  • Kyrgyzstan national drink is Horse Milk.
     
  • The largest walnut forest in the world is in Kyrgyzstan.
     
  • Yurts are still widely used in Kyrgyzstan.
     
  • Kyrgyzstan created the World Nomad Games.
     
  • The tradition of hunting with eagles is still practiced.
     
  • Bishkek is the largest city in Kyrgyzstan, at the same time the capital.
     
  • Kyrgyzstan’s second name is “Switzerland of Central Asia” (named by people). 
     
  • The highest mountain in Kyrgyzstan is about 7,400 meters.
     
  • Epic of Manas has a whopping 500,000 lines.
     
  • Manas is a hero of Kyrgyzstan legend.
     
  • There are 11 national parks in Kyrgyzstan.
     
  • National dish in Kyrgyzstan is Beshbarmak.
     
  • Horse meat is always on the menu in Kyrgyzstan. 
     
  • Kumys is a national drink of Kyrgyzstan.

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