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Kyrgyzstan Flag

Shop for authentic Kyrgyzstan Flags. We offer indoor and outdoor Kyrgyzstan flags in durable nylon. Our outdoor flags are finished with a canvas heading, while indoor flags are finished with a lined pole hem and your choice of with or without fringe. We also offer indoor and outdoor Kyrgyzstan flag sets. In addition to the flags we offer for purchase, we maintain an archive of the audio for the Kyrgyzstan National Anthem, historical information about the Kyrgyzstan flag, and demographic data about Kyrgyzstan

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History of the Kyrgyzstan Flag

The Kyrgyzstan flag features a red background with a yellow 40-ray sun in the middle of the flag. In the middle of the sun, there is an illustration of a yurt (also referred to as a Tunduk) which is a type of tent. The color red represents the strength and bravery and the sun represents wealth and peace. The 40 rays of the sun represent the 40 different tribes that were united against the Mongols. The Tunduk represents the family home.

The Kyrgyzstan flag was adopted on March 3rd, 1992, which is seven months after they gained independence on August 31st, 1991.

Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country in Central Asia that shares borders with China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. It is a country that is mainly mountainous with 88 different mountain ranges, resulting in 80% of the country being covered. Its capital city, Bishkek, is considered to be one of the greenest cities in the world.

The second largest city and oldest is called Osh, which is also referred to as the "Capital of the South." The name Kyrgyzstan originates from the Turkic word "Kyrg" which means 40 and refers to the 40 original tribes that formed Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan Is one of the poorest countries in Central Asia, following Tajikistan. It is a country that has been under foreign domination many times. In the 13th Century, as a result of the Mongol Conquest across Asia, Kyrgyzstan was under their control for a few hundred years and were ruled by the Kalmyks, Oirats, and Dzungars.

Originally, the Kyrgz people lived in Southern Siberia but began to move Southwards during the Mongel conquests. In 1876, Kyrgyzstan then became part of the Russian Empire which caused many disputes and revolutions and resulted in a lot of the Kyrgz people moving, mainly to Afghanistan or the Pamir Mountains. In 1918, they came under Soviet control until their independence in 1991.

The Kyrgyzstan economy is mainly reliant on agriculture. Tourism is not popular at the moment, despite having monumental places to visit and some beautiful sights and scenery. During the ancient times, "Silk Road" located throughout Kyrgyzstan, was the trade route between China and Europe and the Middle East. It was the center for silk production during the 8th Century. Today, there is a large market in that location called, "The Great Silk Road Bazar."

Kyrgystan is also home to the "Issyk-Kul Lake" which is the largest lake the country has and the second largest mountain lake in the world, following Lake Titicaca in South America. Kyrgyzstan is also home to the oldest walnut forests in the world.

Geographic Coordinates
41 00 N, 75 00 E
Area
199,951 sq km
Population
5,508,626
Life Expectancy
69.74 years
Government Type
Republic
Capital
Bishkek
GDP
$11.66 billion (2009 est.)
Unemployment
18% (2004 est.)
Currency
Som (KGS)
Calling Code
+996
Internet TLD
.kg

Kyrgyzstan National Anthem

National Anthem of the Kyrgyz Republic

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Lyrics

High mountains, valleys and fields
Are our native, holy land.
Our fathers lived amidst the Ala-Too,
Always saving their motherland.

Come on, Kyrgyz people,
Come on to freedom!
Stand up and flourish!
Create your fortune!

We are open for freedom for ages.
Friendship and unity are in our hearts.
The land of Kyrgyzstan, our native state,
Shining in the rays of consent.

Come on, Kyrgyz people,
Come on to freedom!
Stand up and flourish!
Create your fortune!

Dreams of the people came true,
And the flag of liberty is over us.
The heritage of our fathers we will
Pass to our sons for the benefit of people.

Come on, Kyrgyz people,
Come on to freedom!
Stand up and flourish!
Create your fortune!