Country in news: Kyrgyzstan
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations
- Kyrgyzstan was in news recently due to violent protests in the country.
- It is witnessing one of its worst political crises in decades.
Important value additions
- It is a landlocked country in Central Asia.
- It is often referred to as the only democracy in the region.
- It is also known as Kirghizia.
- It borders Kazakhstan, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
- It’s the second-smallest of the five Central Asian states.
- Capital: Bishkek.
- The mountainous region of the Tian Shan covers over 80% of the country.