This is a map of the central Asian country Kyrgyzstan. It is shaded according to the country’s bicolor flag, with the lowlands in red and the high areas in yellow.
According to Britannica, the country’s total land area is 77,199 square miles (199,945 square kilometers). The former Soviet state, formally known as the Kyrgyz Republic, is highly mountainous with multiple mountain ranges, hence the high yellow areas being more prominent on the map.
The country’s highest peak is the Victory Peak (Jengish Chokusu), located in the east near the Chinese border. It stands at over 24,000 feet (approximately 7,400 meters) above sea level. Facts and Details notes that the Kara Darya river is the republic’s lowest point, at just 132 m (433 ft) above sea level.
Prepping for Kyrgyzstan? Check these books out first:
- Kyrgyzstan (Bradt Travel Guide)
- I Drank My Tea: Family Adventures in Kyrgyzstan
- Roaming Kyrgyzstan: Beyond the Tourist Track
- Kyrgyzstan: Reflections of a Winter’s Journey
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