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Kyrgyzstan is the country of high mountains, beautiful limpid lakes and silk green valleys astounding with abundance of plants' colors from soft edelweiss to impervious dog rose bushes. Kyrgyzstan is home to variety of animals and birds.

Kyrgyzstan is rich with various flora and fauna. Our country has about 80 species of mammals, 330 species of birds, 500 species of fish and about 30 species of different reptiles. Everything can be found here from snow leopards to yaks.

Kyrgyzstan has been blessed with a fantastic array nature and our people treat it with great respect.

Kyrgyzstan occupies the area of 198, 5 square kilometers and is home to more than 5 million people. More than 93% of the country is mountainous; the average height is 2750 meters above sea level , and a quarter of the country is covered with forests.Kyrgyzstan has largest walnut forest in the world which occupies territory of 600000 hectares.

Kyrgyzstan, officially named the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyz Respublikasy), is a landlocked republic in the eastern part of Central Asia which is bordered in the north by Kazakhstan, in the east by China, in the south by China and Tajikistan, and in the west by Uzbekistan The state language is Kyrgyz, Russian is an official language used in intercultural communication.

The administrative unit of Kyrgyzstan is "oblast"; Kyrgyzstan is divided into seven oblasts: Chui, Osh, Djalal-abad, Talas, Issik-Kul, Narin and Batken.

The capital of Kyrgyzstan is Bishkek. It is the political economical, scientific and cultural centre of Kyrgyz Republic. The population of the city is more than one million people nowadays. It is located in central part of Chui valley in the foot hills of Kyrgyz range, on the altitude about 700 meters above sea level. Our capital is rather young and it is 132 years old now.

Kyrgyzstan is young state it became independent on the 31st of August in 1991. Nowadays people celebrate this day as National Independence Day.

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