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Kyrgyzstan presentation

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
Kyrgyzstan
Geography
Kyrgyzstan (formerly Kirghizia) is a rugged country with the Tien Shan mountain range covering about 95% of the whole territory
What Physical Features Does It Have?
The main religion in Kyrgyzstan: Islam
Islam is a religion that has only one god and in Islam that god is Allah.
The republic has the same area as the state of Nebraska
Climate
The climate in Kyrgyzstan varies and it really depends where you are...
The Southwest has a subtropical climate
The northern part has temperate climate
the higher areas have a dry continental climate of polar climate
Kyrgyzstan has a variety of geography such as...
Mountains and others tall peaks
Glaciers
High attitudes lakes
Kyrgyzstan is landlocked
The northern half of kyrgyzstan is good for agriculture while the southern half is not
Kyrgyzstan's major religions
One of Islam's greatest prophets was Muhammad. He was believed to be Allah's last prophet and he did many things
Islam in Kyrgyzstan is from the Sunni branch rather than the Shia branch. The Sunni Arab's believed in Muhammad's father in law as their next leader where as the Shia Musslims believed in Mudhammad's son in law as the next leader
Sunni Arabs in prayer
Religious Festivals in Kyrgyzstan
Russsian Orthodox Easter
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Kurman-Ait (October 4)
The Russian Orthodox Easter festival is celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and is celebrated on the second of April.Close to our Easter date but not quite our easter like our Christmases.( Their Christmas is on January 2) They normally celebrate by baking a type of bread called "Kulich"
The holiday of sacrifice. 2 months & 10 days after Orozo Ait. This is the day that ended Muhammed's journey to Mecca. Kyrgyz muslims say a special prayer, visit the resting places of the dead, give gifts
Official language of Kyrgyzstan is the language of Kyrgyz
Dress
Modern dress
People who live in villages normally still like to wear traditional cloths.
People that live in cities normally like the dress in western cloths. (pants and t-shirt) Though shorts are almost never worn unless you are a tourist. They almost never wear super causual. Though for a fancy dinner you might see people in a jumpsuit.
Traditional dress
Boys
The males normally wear a course shirt with wide trousers
This is normaly worn witha hat made of fine leather felt and boots made with strechy souls withoust and heels.
Traditional Cloths
Female
They wear a long a wide shirt that can we used as a dress or a long tshirt with trousers underneath.
Kygyzstan flag
Places to go in Kyrgyzstan
Lake Issyk-kol
Issyk- Kul, world 2nd largest salt lake he lake is about 180 km long by 70 km wide and 668 meters deep at the deepest pointThe lake never freezes ( hence the name), even though surrounded by mountains
Ala Archa
One of the most visited places in krgyzstan and is a natural reserve
Stone garden
Is a museum in the open air which has stone circles, walls, art, etc.
Kattama
Unleavand bread in thin layer of butter and grease
Creates layer and keeps putting on layers until ready to bake
Cooked in a hot iron stove until ready
Shorpa
A soup made with vegetables and meats of difffernt assortments
Besh barmark
Is Kygyzstan's national food and has horse meat and noodles with parsley in a type of broth. It is usually served with a boild sheep head for the guest of honor.
Currency
Kyrgyzstan money is called Som.
There are some rare Som too.
It has values similar to that of thailands money but has a 200 Som bill and a few coin differences
KYRGYZSTAN: SO MUCH TO DISCOVER
The mountaintops are perennialy covered with snow and glaciers
Borders Kazakhstan on the north & northwest, Uzbekistan in the southwest, Tajikistan in the south, and China in the southeast
Peak Pobeda, 7,439 m
History
Kyrgyz people were traditionally pastoral nomads
Russian colonization in 1900s. Kyrgyz Revolt in 1916
Kyrgyzstan proclaimed independence from the Soviet Union on Aug. 31, 1991
KG became part of USSR in 1924
Ethnic & economic division btwn the more developed north w. its Kyrgyz popul. and the impoverished south, which is made up of Uzbeks
Kyrgyzstan has a range of major religions:
Muslim 75%, Russian Orthodox 20%, other 5%
... and ethnic groups:
Kyrgyz 64.9%, Uzbek 13.8%, Russian 12.5%, Dungan 1.1%, Ukranian 1%, Uygur 1%, other 5.7%
6 INTERESTING FACTS (and my favorite photos)
1) It has the world's most difficult name :-)
2) It has a brand new independence and rare in that region democracy
6 fascinating facts about my home country
3) Yes it is safe!
4) Newly open for tourists now it starts topping global charts
5) Culture of mountain nomads can be quite interesting
6)Food is unique, and restaurants are starting to populate the planet
Kyrgyz youth is really talented
National Sports
Catch the girl
National Sports
National Sports
Popular sports
Ancient nomad Kyrgyz people used to live in these yurts. It was too collapsible and easily transportable house. For example if there was a risk that enemies will attack they can easily collect all their staff and move to another places!
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