Key information

Geography
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Area 77,201 square miles
Natural resources Abundant hydropower; significant deposits of gold and rare earth metals; locally exploitable coal, oil, and natural gas; other deposits of nepheline, mercury, bismuth, lead, and zinc
 

 

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People
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Population 5.548 million (2013 est.)
Ethnic groups Kyrgyz 64.9%, Uzbek 13.8%, Russian 12.5%, Dungan 1.1%, Ukrainian 1%, Uighur 1%, other 5.7% (1999 census)
Religions Muslim 75%, Russian Orthodox 20%, other 5%
Languages Kyrgyz (official) 64.7%, Uzbek 13.6%, Russian (official) 12.5%, Dungun 1%, other 8.2% (1999 census)

 

Government
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Capital Bishkek
System of government Republic
Head of state Almazbek Atambaev
Currency Som