Country Profile

Kyrgyz Republic
(Кыргыз Республикасы)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
31 August 1991
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
87 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
113 of 242 in the World

The Country


Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country in Central Asia. Kazakhstan has borders with Kazakhstan to the north, China to the east, Tajikistan to the south, and Uzbekisan to the west.

Kyrgyzstan is a very mountainouse coubtry, with the Tian Shan mountains covering more than 80% of land area. The highest peak is located on the Chinese border and reaches 7,439 m (24,406 ft). Issy-Kul Lake in the east of the country is the second largest mountain lake in the world, after Titicaca. The remainder of the country is composed of valleys and basins. Less than 8% of the land is cultivated, and most of this is concentrated in the northern lowlands around the capital, Bishkek. The land area is 199,900 square kilometres (77,181 square miles).

The country has a population of 5.55 million (2010 figures). The population is made up of 69% Kyrgyz, 9% Russian, 14.5% Uzbek 1.9% Dungans, 1.1% Uyghur, 1.1% Tajik and 2.9% others. In terms of religion, 80% of the population is Moslem, 17% Christian Orthodox and 3.0% others.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Kyrgyzstan History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Kyrgyzstan
wikipedia: Kyrgyzstan
wikipedia: History of Kyrgyzstan


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Kyrgyzstan.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Kyrgyzstan civil aircraft use the registration sequence EX-xxx with numerical registrations. First allocated in 1991.

All-time Kyrgyzstan – civil aircraft register (RH-nnn EX-nnn).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Kyrgyzstan Air Force)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Government Flight)
Border Guard Aviation (Kyrgyzstan Border Troops)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – (Ministry of Emergency Situations)
Police (Ministry of Internal Affairs)

Commercial Aviation

Air Kyrgyzstan

wikipedia: Airlines of Kyrgyzstan
The World’s Airlines: Kyrgyzstan

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Kyrgyzstan

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

Aviation Museum, Bishkek (closed)
Kant Memorial
Tokmok Memorial

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

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