Kyrgyzstan Demographics

What is the population of Kyrgyzstan?

Population 5,964,897
Population Growth Rate 0.97%
Urban Population 35.3%
Population in Major Urban Areas BISHKEK (capital) 839,000
Nationality Noun Kyrgyzstani(s)
Nationality Adjective Kyrgyzstani
Ethnic Groups Kyrgyz 64.9%, Uzbek 13.8%, Russian 12.5%, Dungan 1.1%, Ukrainian 1%, Uygur 1%, other 5.7% (1999 census)
Languages Spoken Kyrgyz - official language, Russian - official language

Kyrgyzstan Health Information

What are the health conditions in Kyrgyzstan?

Contraceptive Prevalance Rate - female 15-49 47.8%
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 6.83
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 82.3%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 12.4%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 97.1%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 6.2%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.3%
HIV/Aids Deaths 300
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 4.8
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 25.12
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 34.05
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 29.73
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 71
Mean Age for Mother's First Birth 23.6
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 15.5%
People Living with HIV/AIDS 9,800
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 2.47
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 8.2%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 91.9%
Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved 91.7%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 2.71
Underweight - percent of children under five years 2.7%

Kyrgyzstan Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Kyrgyzstan?

Life Expectancy at Birth 69 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 74 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 65 Years
Median Age 25 Years
Median Age - female 26 Years
Median Age - male 24 Years

Kyrgyzstan Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Kyrgyzstan median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 24
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 6.83
Median Age 25 Years
Median Age - female 26 Years
Median Age - male 24 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population -7.13
Population Growth Rate 0.97%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.03
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female .96
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .96
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.07
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .96
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .63

Kyrgyzstan Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Kyrgyzstan?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Medical services in the Kyrgyz Republic are extremely limited. Elderly travelers and those with existing health problems may be at risk due to inadequate medical facilities. Medications such as insulin and pain medications that are commonly available elsewhere may not be available in the Kyrgyz Republic or may be restricted. The U.S. Embassy strongly recommends that travelers to the Kyrgyz Republic carry medical evacuation insurance in case of emergency.

Kyrgyzstan Education

What is school like in Kyrgyzstan?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 6.8%
Literacy - female 98.1%
Literacy - male 99.3%
Literacy - total population 98.7%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
School Life Expectancy - female 13 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 12 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 13 Years

Kyrgyzstan Literacy

Can people in Kyrgyzstan read?

Literacy - female 98.1%
Literacy - male 99.3%
Literacy - total population 98.7%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language Kyrgyz - official language, Russian - official language

Kyrgyzstan Crime

Is Kyrgyzstan a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to exercise caution in urban areas of the Kyrgyz Republic due to the high rate of violent crime against foreigners. There have been reports of violent muggings of foreigners in downtown Bishkek at night. Other common crimes include auto theft and pick pocketing in crowded places such as markets, internet cafes, and on public transportation.

After dark, travelers should not take public transportation or walk outside and should be extremely cautious in or near hotels, bars, parks, and all places that attract an expatriate clientele. The U.S. Embassy advises its employees to avoid the use of unlicensed cabs and recommends using only radio dispatched taxis. Travelers arriving at Manas International Airport should arrange their transportation from the airport in advance. There have been reports of U.S. citizens who were robbed by groups of young men who had followed them back to their residences from hotels and bars. In addition, U.S. citizens have been victims of rape, assault, and kidnapping in the past in the Kyrgyz Republic. Police officers rarely speak English and there are no victims’ assistance programs available. Medical care and counseling services for victims are limited.

Harassment and extortion by people who purport to be Kyrgyz police officers take place occasionally. According to Kyrgyz law, any person claiming to be a police officer must show identifying documents on demand. U.S. citizens should not act upon requests by people, whether in civilian dress or in police uniform, if they have no official identification. U.S. citizens also should not get into cars with anyone they do not know, even if the person claims to be a police officer.

Don’t buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal in the United States, if you purchase them you may be breaking local law. You could be prosecuted under U.S. law for pirated goods you purchased in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Kyrgyzstan Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in the Kyrgyz Republic, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different than our own. In some places you may be taken in for questioning if you don’t have your passport with you. In some places, it is illegal to take pictures of certain buildings. In some places, driving under the influence could land you immediately in jail. These criminal penalties will vary from country to country. There are also some things that might be legal in the country you visit, but still illegal in the United States, and you can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you buy pirated goods. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in the Kyrgyz Republic, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It’s very important to know what’s legal and what’s not wherever you go. .

In the Kyrgyz Republic, you may be taken in by police for questioning if you do not have your passport with you. Driving under the influence of alcohol, no matter how little you consumed, is considered a serious offense.

Persons violating Kyrgyz Republic laws, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking in illegal drugs in the Kyrgyz Republic are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.

While some countries will automatically notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate if a U.S. citizen is detained or arrested in a foreign country, that might not always be the case. To ensure that the United States is aware of your circumstances, request that the police and prison officials notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate as soon as you are arrested or detained overseas.

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