Name: Kyrgyz Republic
Region: South central Asia
Currency: Som (KGS)
Official language: Kyrgyz, Russian
Surface area: 199900 sq.km
Capital city: Bishkek
UN Membership date: March 2, 1992
Tourism: For the tourists interested in camping and trecking, some of the most popular tourism locations for camping are southern Osh, the area between Naryn City and the Torugart pass, and the mountains and glaciers surrounding Karakol in Issyk-Kul.
For Skiing lovers there is a fairly moderately priced and well equipped base about half-hour from Bishkek.
In the Karakol Valley National Park, outside Karakol, there is also a ski base with T-bars and rental equipment available of good quality.
For the lodging and restaurants, a numberof hotels and resorts are available.
Suleiman Hill near Osh city is a World Heritage Site.