Kyrgyzstan

SHORT INFORMATION

Money, Kyrgyzstan

National currency: Kyrgyz Som= 100 tyin. Bank notes are in denominations of Som 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1. And 50, 10 and 1 tyin which hardly can be used. There are no coins in 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.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Nooruz

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