Essential info for Kyrgyzstan
Population: About 5.8 million
Major religions: Islam, Russian Orthodox
Capital city: Bishkek (also largest city)
Legal system: Parliamentary republic
Main languages: Kyrgyz, Russian (official)
Time: GMT +6
Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz. Round, European-style two-pin plugs are common.
Currency: The Som (KGS), divided into 100 tyiyn.
Tipping: Not expected. Up to 20 percent for good service in taxis, restaurants and hotels, except where already added as a service charge.
International dialling code: +996
Emergency numbers: 102 (police), 103 (ambulance), 101 (fire)
Internet domain: .kg
Drives on the: Right