About KYRGYZ REPUBLIC.:
KYRGYZ REPUBLICKyrgyzstan is called “Switzerland of Asia”. It is one of the Central Asian republics bordering Kazakhstan, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It is a mountainous country, 93% of its territory is located at over 1000 meters above sea level. Lake Issyk-Kul in the north-eastern Tian Shan is the largest lake in Kyrgyzstan and the second largest mountain lake in the world after Titicaca. The runoff from the mountains is also used for hydro-electricity.
The climate of Kyrgyzstan is a sharply continental climate with very hot summers and cold winters in the mountain regions. Approximately 247 days a year are shiny. The temperature in January varies between -4 º to -14 º C; in July varies between +12 º to +40 º C. In winter warm clothes needed and in summer light clothes such as shorts and T-shirts are essential.
Kyrgyz republic is located in the very heart of Central Asia on the Great Silk Road and has been praised by many poets and philosophers of the East. This area of the world is fast becoming a prime tourist destination as many people are now interested in understanding more about the history of the people living here. Kyrgyz republic has the population of 5 million people representing more than 80 ethnic communities living in peace and international concord. In general the Kyrgyz are warm, sensitive and friendly people. The features of the Kyrgyz culture are tolerance, hospitality, open mindedness and flexibility. It means that the people of Kyrgyz Republic face other cultures and nations easily. Kyrgyz republic is committed to its official foreign policy doctrine "East and West integration along the Great Silk Road" and favors the development and exchange of educational technologies as major priority of its national policy in the XXI century.