Kyrgyzstan flag information
Description flag of Kyrgyzstan
red field with a yellow sun in the center having 40 rays representing the 40 Kyrgyz tribes; on the obverse side the rays run counterclockwise, on the reverse, clockwise; in the center of the sun is a red ring crossed by two sets of three lines, a stylized representation of the roof of the traditional Kyrgyz yurt
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Official country name
Kyrgyz Respublikasy (long)
Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic
Kyrgyzstani(s) (noun) Kyrgyzstan (adjective)
Kyrgyz 64.7% (official), Uzbek 13.6%, Russian 12.5% (official), Dungun 1%, other 8.2% (1999 census)
5,356,869 ranked 114, (data 2008)
entirely mountainous, dominated by the Tien Shan range; many tall peaks, glaciers, and high-altitude lakes. The lowest point is Kara-Daryya (Karadar'ya) 132 m.
3,051km, China 858 km, Kazakhstan 1,224 km, Tajikistan 870 km, Uzbekistan 1,099 km.
7 provinces (oblastlar, singular - oblasty) and 1 city* (shaar); Batken Oblasty, Bishkek Shaary*, Chuy Oblasty (Bishkek), Jalal-Abad Oblasty, Naryn Oblasty, Osh Oblasty, Talas Oblasty, Ysyk-Kol Oblasty (Karakol)
administrative divisions have the same names as their administrative centers (exceptions have the administrative center name following in parentheses)
31 August 1991 (from Soviet Union)