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Country in news: Kyrgyzstan

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  • October 12, 2020
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Country in news: Kyrgyzstan

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations

In news

  • 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

Kyrgyzstan

  • 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.

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