Kyrgyzstan is a former Soviet republic located in Central Asia. It gained independence in 1991.
Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country situated in the heart of Central Asia. First an autonomous oblast and then longtime republic within the Soviet Union, it became an independent state in 1991. Kyrgyzstan is home to the Kyrgyz people; its capital is Bishkek. The country is a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Here is a collection of DW's content on Kyrgyzstan.
This is life in the village of Tash-Bashat in the Naryn region of Kyrgyzstan, far away from the capital Bishkek. During the harsh winter months, work on the farms is in short supply, so the farm hands turn their sights to gold. Gold is the main mineral mined in Kyrgyzstan and comprises 8 per cent of Kyrgyzstan's gross domestic product.