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Kyrgyzstan: Geography#

LocationCentral Asia, west of China, south of Kazakhstan
Geographic Coordinates41 00 N, 75 00 E 41.0,75.0
Area total: 199,951 sq km
land: 191,801 sq km
water: 8,150 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 199951
DBpedia: 199898
Geoname: 198500
Infoplease: 191300
Britannica: 199945
Wolfram: 199951

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Land boundariestotal: 3,051 km
border countries: China 858 km, Kazakhstan 1,224 km, Tajikistan 870 km, Uzbekistan 1,099 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Kara-Daryya (Karadar'ya) 132 m
highest point: Jengish Chokusu (Pik Pobedy) 7,439 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Jengish Chokusu 7439 m; Hantengri Feng 6995 m; Pshavella 6918 m; Pik Voennizh Topografov 6873 m; Rapasova 6814 m
According to Geonames: Gora Kurumdy 6614 m; Gora Chok-Tal 4770 m; Gora Kashkasu 4671 m; Gora Kichi-Kashkasu 4542 m; Gora Kyzyl-Atyn 4467 m

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Terrainpeaks of Tien Shan and associated valleys and basins encompass entire nation
Natural HazardsNA
Natural Resourceabundant hydropower; significant deposits of gold and rare earth metals; locally exploitable coal, oil, and natural gas; other deposits of nepheline, mercury, bismuth, lead, and zinc
Land Usearable land: 6.38%
permanent crops: 0.37%
other: 93.24%
note: Kyrgyzstan has the world's largest natural-growth walnut forest (2011)
Climatedry continental to polar in high Tien Shan Mountains; subtropical in southwest (Fergana Valley); temperate in northern foothill zone
Irrigated Land10,210 sq km (2005)
Renewable Water Resources23.62 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssueswater pollution; many people get their water directly from contaminated streams and wells; as a result, water-borne diseases are prevalent; increasing soil salinity from faulty irrigation practices
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Air Pollution, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesBishkek; Os; Celalabad; Karakol; Tokmak
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Important Cities
Geography-notelandlocked; entirely mountainous, dominated by the Tien Shan range; 94% of the country is 1,000 m above sea level with an average elevation of 2,750 m; many tall peaks, glaciers, and high-altitude lakes