General travel information for Kyrgyzstan
Geographical location: Central Asia
Highest elevation: Dschengisch Tschokusu (7439 m above sea level)
Longest river: Naryn (534 km)
Form of government: Parliamentary republic System of
Government: Parliamentary system
Languages: Kyrgyz, Russian
Neighboring countries: Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and China
Area: Approx. 199,900 km²
Residents: Approx. 6,256,700 people (2018)
Population density: 28 residents per km²
Religions: Approx. 75% Muslims, 20% Russian Orthodox
Currency: Som (KGS); 1 euro is about 87 KGS. Travel
Climate: Dry, continental climate
Time zone: UTC + 6
Area code: +996
Country code: KG, KGZ, 417
Electricity: Type C sockets are used in Kyrgyzstan. The mains voltage is 220 V with a 50 Hz change interval.
Travel climate in Kyrgyzstan
Our motorcycle travel destination Kyrgyzstan has a continental climate with hot, dry summers and extremely cold winters. The temperatures fluctuate strongly throughout the day and in the southern part of Kyrgyzstan there are even greater temperature fluctuations over the seasons between summer (45 ° C) and winter (-18 ° C).
|Climate table Kyrgyzstan||Temp min.||Temp max humidity||Rainy days|
Culture and sights in Kyrgyzstan
The country’s traditional nomadic way of life and its location on one of the most important trade routes, the former Silk Road, form the basis of Kyrgyz culture. Horse breeding and yurts occupy a central place in Kyrgyz culture. The importance of the yurt can easily be seen from the fact that the national flag represents the rods of a yurt around the upper smoke vent. The rays in the circle represent the different Kyrgyz tribes that have united under Manas. Felt and leather processing also have a long tradition. Falconry hunting, especially with eagles, as well as hunting with greyhounds (especially with the local taigan) also has a long tradition in the country. Many festivals that take place in Kyrgyzstan with competitions and traditional handicrafts,
The UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kyrgyzstan include parts of the old Silk Road, an old caravan route that has been known since zero CE. The holy mountain Sulamain with several places of worship and caves, located at a crossroads of important Silk Roads in Central Asia, is one of them.
The numerous natural beauties can be experienced especially in the mountainous national parks of Kyrgyzstan.
Holidays in Kyrgyzstan
|New Year||Jan. 1|
|Russian Orthodox Christmas.||Jan. 7|
|Defender of the Fatherland Day||23 Feb|
|International Women’s Day||8th of March|
|Kyrgyz New Year||March 21st|
|Labor Day.||1st of May|
|Labor Day.||5th of May|
|Day of the victory||May 9|
|End of ramadan||June / Aug.|
|Independence day||31 Aug|
|Islam. Festival of Sacrifice,||Sept./Oct.|
|October Revolution Day||Nov 7|
Medical information for Kyrgyzstan
For legal reasons, we as a tour operator are not allowed to communicate any binding medical information for Kyrgyzstan and therefore refer to the information provided by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Robert Koch Institute and the German Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health.
Travel advice for Kyrgyzstan
You can obtain current travel and safety information, information on entering and leaving the country, as well as special criminal information and recommendations for your stay in Kyrgyzstan from the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Foreign mission in Kyrgyzstan
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bishkek
8th floor, Orion Business Center, Boulevard Erkindik 21, KS 720040 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Telephone: 0312 627100, for emergencies 00996 772 541113
Fax: +49 30 1817 671 93, 00996 312 627135
Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in Berlin
Otto-Suhr-Allee 146, 10585 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 34 78 13 38
Fax: + 49 30 34 78 13 62
E-Mail: [email protected]