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About Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan, officially known as the Kyrgyz Republic, and also known as Kirghizia, is a country in Central Asia and previously part of the Soviet Union. The country is a landlocked country with mountainous terrain.

The country is one of the poorest countries in Central Asia and is heavily dependent upon foreign aid. The economy is run by Agriculture producing wheat, sugar beets, potatoes, cotton, tobacco, vegetables, and fruit.

Kyrgyzstan is rich in mineral resources but has negligible petroleum and natural gas reserves. Among its mineral reserves are substantial deposits of coal, gold, uranium, antimony, and other valuable metals. Hence Metallurgy is an important industry in the country

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionCIS Region
Capital CityBishkek
Government TypePresidential Republic
Official LanguagesKyrgyz, Russian
CurrencyKyrgyzstani som, KGS
Phone Code +996
Important CitiesOsh, Jalal-Abad, Karakol, Tokmok, Kara-Balta, Naryn, Uzgen, Balykchy, Talas, Kyzyl-Kyya, Bazar-Korgon, Iradan
National DayIndependence Day (31st Aug)
GDP (nominal)USD 12.681 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking80
Primary IndustriesAgriculture, Fishing, Forestry, Mining, Manufacturing, agricultural sector Cotton, tobacco, wool, and meat are the main agricultural products
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsKazakhztan, China, Tajikistan, Uzebekistan
Member ofCooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States(CCTS), Commonwealth of Independent States(CIS), Collective Security Treaty Organization(CSTO), Eurasian Economic Union(EAEU), Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council(EAPC), Economic Cooperation Organization(ECO), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe(OSCE), Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), International Organization of Turkic Culture(TURKSOY)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Silk & Textiles, Electrical Products, Fashion and Apparel, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Machinery & Appliances, Fruits and Nuts, Plastics and Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Glass and glassware, Cereals & Pulses
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Silk & Textiles, Cosmetics and Accessories, Electrical Products, Fashion and Apparel, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Other Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Edible Oils & Seeds, Wood and Pulp, Fruits and Nuts, Vegetables and Related Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 2.187 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 9.629 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 7.442 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with Indiadiplomatic relations, Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT)
Major Exports to IndiaEdible Oils & Seeds, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Vegetables and Related Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Electrical Products, Chemical Products, Rubber and Products, Household Items & Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Plants and Flowers, Live Animals and Animal Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Fruits and Nuts, Spices, Cereals & Pulses
Major Imports from IndiaFood & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Pharmaceutical Products, Electrical Products, Fashion and Apparel, Chemical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Ceramic Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Cereals & Pulses, Silk & Textiles, Cosmetics and Accessories, Spices, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Building & Construction Products & Services, Plastics and Products, Edible Oils & Seeds
India's Imports ValueUSD 4.19 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 52.38 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 48.19 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for KyrgyzstanEmbassy of India
H.E. Shri Arun Kumar Chatterjee
Honourable Ambassador
100-A, Mahatma Gandhi Street, Molodaya Gvardiya, Jibek Julu, Bishkek - 720010, Kyrgyzstan
996-312-979256, +996-312-979257, +996-312-979258

Embassy Details of Kyrgyzstan in IndiaEmbassy of the Kyrgyz Republic
H.E. Mr. Askar Zholchubekovich Beshimov
D 2/2Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-2614 9582, 2614 8019 (O)