Kyrgyzstan

SHORT INFORMATION

Population of Kyrgyzstan

The population of Kyrgyzstan was 5,264,000 according to the July 2005 census and 4,896,100 according to the census of 1999. The Kyrgyzstan population is mainly comprised of three ethnic groups, namely the Kyrgyz,the Russians and the Uzbek population.

SHORT INFORMATION

Religion in Kyrgyzstan

Alongside Islam the Kyrgyz tribes also practiced totemism, the recognition of spiritual kinship with a particular type of animal.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Nooruz

Nooruz – a holiday of spring and the beginning of the new year for Iranians, Caucasians and the Turkic peoples.