Turkic Republics and Communities:
Kyrgyzstan Links


Last Updated: January 19, 2016

  • Kyrgyz-English, English-Kyrgyz: Hippocrene Concise Dictionary, by Karl Krippes
  • Kyrgyzstan, by Rowan Stewart
  • Historical Dictionary of Kyrgyzstan, by Rafis Abazov
  • Kyrgyzstan, by Claudia Antipina, Temirbek Musakeev, and Rolando Paiva
  • Shüüdüngüt's Road: Music of the Kyrgyz People of Central Asia
  • KYRGYZSTAN

    The Kyrgyz Republic is a mountainous country located south of Kazakhstan, east of Uzbekistan, northeast of Tajikistan, and west of Xinjiang, China. It became an independent country on August 31, 1991. Major cities include Bishkek (the capital) and Osh. The Kyrgyz people are the dominant ethnic group, followed by Uzbeks, Russians, Dungans, Uygurs, Tajiks, Kazakhs, Ukrainians, and others. Kyrgyz and Russian are both official languages. Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Uygur, and Kazakh are Turkic languages, while Dungan is a Sinitic language close to Mandarin Chinese.

    Banks, Investments, and Stock Market:

  • Asia Universal Bank
  • Bai-Tushum Bank
  • Bank-Bakai
  • Investment-Financial Company "Capital"
  • Commercial Bank Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek
  • Demir Kyrgyz International Bank
  • Investment Opportunities in Kyrgyzstan
  • Kairat Bank, Bishkek
  • Kyrgyz Stock Exchange
  • National Bank of Kyrgyzstan (Natsional'niy Bank Kirgizskoy)
  • Optima Bank
  • Soyuz Bankov Kyrgyzstana (Unit of Banks of the Kyrgyz Republic)

    Businesses:

  • Avtomobil'niy rinok Kyrgyzstana - cars
  • Avtogid - cars
  • Bishkek Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Handicraft
  • Bishkek Karta-Skhema - maps, in Russian
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic (Torgovo-promishlennaya palata Kyrgyzskom Respubliki)
  • Corporate Development Center
  • Muza's Guide to DHL Shipping Services in Kyrgyzstan
  • FullTrust - juridical and bookkeeping services
  • IBL Central Asia - agents and business consultants
  • Kazantsev Creative Group
  • Kuppi.kg - classified ads for cars
  • Manas Management Company - air cargo and in-flight catering specialists
  • Kyrgyz Patent Bureau
  • Kompaniya C+C - in Russian

    Education and Research:

  • Asian Medical Institute
  • American University of Central Asia, Bishkek
  • American University in Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek
  • Bishkek Academy of Finance and Economy
  • Bishkek Humanities University
  • Osh State University: Medical Institute
  • International Atatürk Alatoo University, Bishkek
  • International University of Kyrgyzstan (IUK)
  • Jalal-Abad State University
  • Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University
  • Jusup Balasagyn Kyrgyz National University, Bishkek
  • Arabaev Kyrgyz State Pedagogical University
  • Kyrgyz Technical University, Bishkek
  • Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transport, and Architecture
  • Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University, Bishkek - in Turkish, Kyrgyz, English, Russian
  • National Computer Gymnasium
  • SEBAT - high schools in Kyrgyzstan
  • Jusup Balasagyn Kyrgyz State University, Bishkek

    Government:

  • Comprehensive Development Framework: Poverty Reduction Strategy Project
  • State Service for Supervision and Regulation of the Financial Market of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • KABAR: Kyrgyz National Telecommunication and Information Agency
  • Zhogorky Kenesh (Parliament) Kirgizskoy Respubliki - in Russian
  • Geological Survey of Kyrgyzstan
  • State Agency of Science and Intellectual Property
  • Normativnie Dokumenty Doma Pravitel'stva - in Russian
  • Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyzstani Republic
  • Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyzstani Republic
  • Ministry of Transportation and Communications of Kyrgyz Republic
  • Ministry of External Trade and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • National Securities Commission
  • Ombudsman (Akiikatchy) Kyrgyzskoy Respubliki
  • Osh Oblast Administration
  • State Service of Intellectual Property and Innovation under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • State Commission on Anti-Monopoly Policy under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • President of Kyrgyzstan
  • Tsentral'naya Izbiratel'naya Komissiya (Elections)
  • State Committee on State Property and Direct Investments of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • The State Enterprise "Kyrghyz Stamp"
  • National Statistical Committee of Kyrgyz Republic
  • State Tax Inspectorate
  • Water Resources Department

    Internet and Telecommunications Services:

  • AsiaInfo Telecommunication Enterprise - in Russian
  • ElCat Server
  • Hoster.kg
  • Hotmail.kg - free email service
  • Megaline - ISP
  • Totel - ISP

    Libraries:

  • American University of Central Asia Library, Bishkek
  • The National Library of the Kyrgyz Republic

    Music:

  • Traditional Music and Musical Instruments of the Kyrgyz

    News:

  • 24 Press Club and News Agency
  • Bishkek Press Club
  • Delo - news
  • Nezavisimaya Gazeta "Res Publica"
  • Gazeta.kg: Internet-Gazeta - news
  • Kyrgyz National News Agency
  • Kyrgyzstan Review - news
  • Agency "Kyrgyz Press", Bishkek - press agency
  • Monitoring.kg: Public Association "Journalists" - news and issues about journalism in Kyrgyzstan
  • "Moya Stolitsa - NOVOSTI" Gazeta
  • Res Publica - newspaper

    Political Parties:

  • Partiya "Ar-Namys" (Dignity Party)

    Travel and Lodging:

  • ORBITZ: Hotels in Kyrgyzstan
  • ORBITZ: Flights to Kyrgyzstan
  • Expedia: Hotels in Kyrgyzstan
  • Expedia.co.uk: Hotels in Bishkek
  • Advantour's Guide to Bishkek Hotels
  • Manas International Airport, Bishkek
  • Alpinist Hotel, Bishkek
  • Hotel Ambassador, Bishkek
  • AdventuRest-Kyrgyzstan Tour Operator
  • The Celestial Mountains Tour Company
  • City Hotel Bishkek
  • Classic Hotel, Osh
  • Club Hotel, Bishkek
  • Kyrgyz Concept: One Stop Travel and Business Shop
  • Dostuck Trekking
  • Futuro Hotel, Bishkek
  • Golden Dragon Hotel, Bishkek
  • Glavtour Business and Travel Agency, Bishkek
  • Holiday Hotel Bishkek
  • Hotel Cois Tachè, Koy-Tash
  • Hotel Amir, Karakol
  • Hotel Evropa, Bishkek
  • Hotel Issyk-Kul, Bishkek
  • ITMC Tien-Shan - Silk Road and adventure tours in Central Asia
  • Muza Tours and Travel Company
  • Osh-Nuru Hotel, Osh
  • Hotel Pinara-Bishkek, Bishkek
  • Plaza Hotel, Bishkek
  • Raduga Resort Center, Sary-Oi
  • Shah Palace, Bishkek
  • Silk Road Lodge, Bishkek
  • Silk Road Explore, Bishkek - tours to Central Asia (including Kyrgyzstan), the Silk Road, and the Caucasus
  • First Central Asian Travel Company - Asia Silk Tours - tours to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan
  • Turkestan Travel Company
  • Nomad's Land
  • Kyrgyz Association of Tour Operators
  • The Silk Road Tourism Association of Kyrgyzstan

    Other Websites in Kyrgyzstan:

  • Adviser: Entsiklopediya Kirgizskogo Prava - in Russian
  • Airis.kg - directory
  • Gorod Bishkek
  • Kyrgyz Community Based Tourism Association
  • Community Empowerment Network
  • DAL.net.kg: Best Chat in Kyrgyzstan
  • Donors Activities in the Kyrgyz Republic - managing aid for Kyrgyz citizens
  • E-money, Bishkek - electronic money transfers and services
  • The Epos "Manas" - epic poetry of the manaschi
  • Games.kg
  • Telefonnaya Karta "Alleshka" - telephone card
  • Helvetas Kyrgyzstan
  • Informatsionnii tsentr
  • Intercooperation Kyrgyzstan - non-profit organization involved in natural resource management, rural economy, local governance, civil society
  • Internews Kyrgyz Republic - non-profit media organization
  • Issyk-Kul Lake: Interactive Tour Map
  • Kyrgyz Alpine Club - climbing and mountaineering enthusiasts
  • Klikot's Directory Internet Resources of Kyrgyzstan
  • KVN-Kirgizstana, Bishkek - in Russian
  • Kyrghyzstan.kg/Kyrghyz.com - directory
  • FantASIA: Kyrgyzstan - history, culture, highlights, pictures, and more
  • Kyrgyzstan.kg - directory
  • Kyrgyz Style - felt rugs and more
  • My Kyrgyzstan: Celestial Mountains - photos, history
  • Neofit, Karakol - mountaineering, trekking, auto, cycle, and ski tours
  • Union of Accountants and Auditors
  • Promzona Club
  • Radio Pyramid, Bishkek - RealAudio station
  • Reproductive Health Alliance Kyrgyzstan
  • Tien-Shan RTM - rescue and transportation in the mountains
  • Cultural Center "Ruh Ordo" named after Ch. Aytmatov, Cholpon-Ata
  • Information Center "Toktom" - Kyrgyzstani legislation
  • VirCity - cartographic project for Bishkek
  • Kyrgyz Yurt - about traditional tents

    External Websites:

  • Genetics of Kyrgyz People
  • Kirghiz Oral Literature in Translation
  • Kyrgyz History - in Russian
  • The Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic - Washington, D.C.
  • The Kyrgyz Embassy to the U.K.
  • Embassy of Kyrgyz Republic in India
  • Embassy of Turkey in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Images of Kyrgyzstan - photos by Jonathan Barth
  • Images of Kyrgyzstan - photos by Dalkhat M. Ediev
  • Photos from Kyrgyzstan - photos by Denis Le Gourriérec
  • Kyrgyz Music
  • Kirgizsko-Russkii Slovar' (Kirgizcha-Oruscha Sozdyk) - Kyrgyz-Russian school dictionary
  • Centre for Social Research, Kyrgyz Republic
  • Kyrgyzstan Motifs and Textiles
  • Jews in Kyrgyzstan - essay by Irena Vladimirsky
  • Jewish Virtual Library: Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyz Language Profile
  • Omniglot: Kirghiz Language, Alphabet, and Pronunciation
  • Manas Epic
  • Central Asia Business Project of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan
  • Osh State Medical Institute
  • STANTOURS: Kyrgyzstan - travel resources and tours
  • Advantour: Kyrgyzstan and its Tourist Attractions - travel resources and tours
  • Simurg Travel: Kyrgyzstan - travel resources and tours
  • Kyrgyz Muras, Bishkek - tours
  • The Spektator Magazine - articles on society, culture, and tourism in Kyrgyzstan


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