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                                         by Graham Rhind



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Table of Contents

Kyrgyzstan - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



6 936 156 (2022) [1]



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Kyrgyzstan - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 7th May 2021

In Kyrgyz:

   1 234-45

(where - indicates the decimal separator and a space the thousands separator)

In Russian:

   1 234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and a space the thousands separator)

Kyrgyzstan - Date and time formats


   Note: This section last updated 7th May 2021

Kyrgyzstan - Languages


The official language, Kyrgyz External, is spoken by 2 448 220 people. There are also some 916 000 Russian External-speakers (which is now also a national language), 550 000 Northern Uzbeck-speakers and 109 000 Ukrainian-speakers. The second indigenous language of Kyrgyzstan, Dungan External, has 38 000 speakers.

Kyrgyzstan - Personal names


Personal names may be formed using the Russian system or a Turkic system. In either case, the name is built using the patronymic system, showing filiality to the father.

Kyrgyz names may contain a particle such as uulu/oulou or oghlu, which means “son of”. In these cases, the name is often written:

   family name[ ]particle[, ]given name

for example

   Esen uulu, Kylych

Kyzy means “daughter of”, and is used in the same way. Names may also be written in the format:

   given name[ ]particle[ ]family name
   Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Kuwait - Company legal forms


   Note: This section last updated 15th December 2014

Kyrgyz company types include:

   Joint Stock Company (JSC)
   Joint Venture (JV)   
   Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http:www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Kyrgyzstan - Example address format


   Note: This section last updated 5th August 2020
   720001, Кыргызская Республика, 
   г. Бишкек, пр. Чуй, 227   
   Кыргыз Почтасы  
   720001 BICHKEK-1
   Avenue Tchuy, 227
   Department of State

Note that the order of address lines in Kyrgyzstan is the opposite to that used in Western Europe - the postal code and town comes first, then the street address, then the name of the person or company. When written in Latin script the address may often be found written in the “Western” order, often with building number before the street name and sometimes with postal code written after the town name:

   Department of State
   227 Avenue Tchuy
   BISHKEK 720001
   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Kyrgyzstan - Postal codes


Postal codes consist of a block of 6 digits, commencing 71 or 72. This is the same code that was used before the independence of Kyrgyzstan from the Soviet Union. The first three digits indicate the town or provincial centre, the final three the main post office of towns and villages.

   Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Kyrgyzstan - Postal code format graphic


Kyrgyzstan - Postal code format

Kyrgyzstan - Postal code specifics

Kyrgyzstan - Postal code regular expression


Kyrgyzstan - Postal code level of coverage


Kyrgyzstan - Postal code map


Place names in Kyrgyzstan


   Note: This section last updated 2nd November 2016

Refer to Exonyms in Kyrgyzstan for full lists of place names in Kyrgyzstan in other languages.

Kyrgyzstan - Administrative districts


   Note: This section last updated 17th February 2014

Kyrgyzstan has 7 provinces External (oblastlar, singular - oblast) and 2 cities (shaar), shown in the list below with an asterisk. The provinces usually have the same names as their administrative centres. Where this is not the case, the name of the administrative centre is given in brackets:

    Batken External Oblasty
    Bishkek External Shaary *
    Chü Oblasty External (Bishkek)
    Jalal-Abad External Oblasty
    Naryn External Oblasty
    Osh External Shaary *
    Osh External Oblasty
    Talas External Oblasty
    Ysyk-Köl External Oblasty (Karakol) 

Administrative districts graphic


Telephone numbers in Kyrgyzstan


   Note: This section last updated 21st April 2023

Kyrgyz telephone numbers have 9 digits when called from abroad. Area codes for mobile numbers are 200-203, 205, 22, 50-51, 540-579, 600 [2], 700, 75, 770-779, 88, 990, and 995-999.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 


  1. ^ citypopulation.de/en/kyrgyzstan/ External 20230507
  2. ^ www.itu.int/dms_pub/itu-t/oth/02/02/T02020000740005PDFE.pdf External 20230421

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