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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.
Central Asian nations fell short in World Cup qualifying, dashing any hopes of representation in Qatar. But, with Tajikistan pushing Uzbekistan to become the region's leading power, the future is looking bright.