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Kyrgyzstan
Capital:
Bishkek
Population:
5,081,429 (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, Kyrgyzstan was annexed by Russia in 1864; it achieved independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Current concerns include: privatization of state-owned enterprises, expansion of democracy and political freedoms, interethnic relations, and combating terrorism.
Government type:
republic
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $7.808 billion (2003 est.)
Internet users:
152,000 (2002)
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