OVERVIEW The Kyrgyz Republic is a landlocked Central Asian nation bordered to the north by Kazakhstan, to the east by China, to the south by Tajikistan and to the west by Uzbekistan (683 miles 1,099 km. Kyrgyzstan had an estimated population of 6 million as of 2021. Ethnic Kyrgyz made up 73.5 percent of the population; Uzbeks, 14.7 percent; and Russians, 5.5 percent. Several other groups account for the remaining population. In 2002, legislation was enacted that largely prohibited...
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