Kyrgyzstan is located in Central Asia, bordering Kazakhstan to the north, China to the south, and Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to the west.
Kyrgyzstan is one of the few democratic countries in Central Asia. Entry from Germany is easy, all you need is a valid passport.
Kyrgyzstan is located in the Tien Shan Mountains, the highest elevations of which reach 7,439 m. 95% of the country consists of mountains. The rare snow leopards and Marco Polo sheep live there. But you also encounter wolves, bears and marmots again and again.
Most of the Kyrgyz are nomads. They live from animal husbandry. They mainly breed sheep, goats and horses. Kumys (fermented mare’s milk) is part of the local diet and is very healthy.
The official language is Kyrgyz and Russian.
The English language is gaining ground, especially among young, Western-oriented Kyrgyz.