Kyrgyzstan, officially named the Kyrgyz Republic, It is located in Central Asia and is one of the six independent Turkic states. This landlocked republic is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and Peopleâ€™s Republic of China to the east. The capital of Kyrgyzstan is Bishkek which is the largest city in the country covering a total area of around 49 square miles with the population of around 1,250,000.
The climate is subtropical in the Fergana Valley and temperate in the northern foothill zone. The lower mountain slopes have a dry continental climate, as they receive hot desert winds from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, whereas the highest mountain elevations have a polar climate. In the valleys, the average daily temperature in July is 28Â° C (82Â° F). In January daily averages are as low as -14Â° C (7Â° F). Conditions are much colder at high elevations, where in July the average daily temperature is 5Â° C (41Â° F) and in January, -28Â° C (-18Â° F). Precipitation is between 100 and 500 mm (4 and 20 in) in the valleys and from 180 to 1,000 mm (7 to 40 in) in the mountains.
Kyrgyzstan has become one of the hot destinations for students from all over the world who want to pursue MBBS, MD or other medical courses abroad.
There are Internet cafes available in Bishkek and Osh, with limited access elsewhere.
Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage is limited.
International calls should be made from a telephone office which will usually be found attached to a post office; they can also be made from some hotels by asking at reception. All international calls from Kyrgyzstan have to go through the operator. Local calls (within the city) are free of charge if made from private telephones.