KYRGYZSTAN TRAVEL BASICS
||Republic of Kyrgyzstan
||Bishkek (population 800.000)
||198,500 sq km. (76,600 sq miles)
||22 per sq km.
|Average annual growth rate of population
||Russian and Kyrgyz
|GDP annual growth
|Average family size
|Major ethnic groups
|| Kyrgyz (59,7%), Russian (16,2%), Uzbek(14,1%), Ukranian (1,7%),
Tartars (1,2%), 7,1% other nationalities.
||80% Muslim, 15% Russian Ortodox Christianity, 5% other confessions
|| 11 years (high school), 2 years college, 4-5 years University
||Highways -28,400km (17,400 miles) km. Railways - 425 km.
||Based on constitution adopted on May. 5, 1993
| The head of state and government
||President Askar Akaev (since 1991)
|Supreme legislative body
||Jogorku Kenesh - National Parliament
|The highest juridical body
||There is no ruling party, but the Supreme Council
is dominated by independent members loyal to the President.
||220 volts AC, 50Hz. Round two-pin continental plugs are standard.
|GMT + 5 (GMT + 6 from second Sunday in April to Saturday before
last Sunday in September).
The climate in Kyrgyzstan is continental with very cold winters
and particularly hot summers. It averages 247 sunny days a year. Being a mountainous
region Kyrgyzstan has all year round snows in the high lands. The one can expect
sub-zero temperatures while in the mountains at any time. In the summer, in
the mountains, the mornings are generally fine and the afternoons hazy with
occasional rain. Once you are out of the mountains the temperature becomes much
warmer. In the lowlands, the temperature ranges between -4°/-6°C (21-24°F)
in January to 16-24°C (61-75°F) in July. In the highlands, the temperatures
range from -14°/-20°C (6.8°/-4°F) in January to 8-12°C (46-54°F)
in July. There are snowfalls during winter. The best times to visit (except
for heli ski and winter mountaineering) are May to October.
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