Kyrgyzstan (/ˌkɜːrɡɪˈstɑːn/ KUR-gih-STAHN; Kyrgyz: Кыргызстан Kırğızstan Kyrgyz pronunciation: [qɯrʁɯsˈstɑn]), officially the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyz: Кыргыз Республикасы, romanized: Kırğız Respublikası; Russian: Кыргызская Республика, tr. Kyrgyzskaya Respublika), and also known as Kirghizia (Russian: Киргизия [kʲɪrˈɡʲizʲɪjə]), is a country in Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country with mountainous terrain. It is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west and southwest, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek.
Kyrgyzstan’s recorded history spans over 2,000 years, encompassing a variety of cultures and empires. Although geographically isolated by its highly mountainous terrain, which has helped preserve its ancient culture, Kyrgyzstan has been at the crossroads of several great civilizations as part of the Silk Road and other commercial and cultural routes. Though long inhabited by a succession of independent tribes and clans, Kyrgyzstan has periodically fallen under foreign domination and attained sovereignty as a nation-state only after the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Since independence, the sovereign state has officially been a unitary parliamentary republic, although it continues to endure ethnic conflicts, revolts, economic troubles, transitional governments and political conflict. Kyrgyzstan is a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Eurasian Economic Union, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the Turkic Council, the Türksoy community and the United Nations.
Ethnic Kyrgyz make up the majority of the country’s six million people, followed by significant minorities of Uzbeks and Russians. Kyrgyz is closely related to other Turkic languages, although Russian remains widely spoken and is an official language, a legacy of a century of Russification. The majority of the population are non-denominational Muslims. In addition to its Turkic origins, Kyrgyz culture bears elements of Persian, Mongolian, and Russian influence.
Departure: by appointment
Departure terminal: by appointment
Duration: 5-8 days?
Arrival terminal: by appointment
Goods: General merchandise; ADR; Frigo
Quotes FTL – on daily price basis
Heavy / oversized transports – on daily price basis
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
Monika Iwersen, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
+49 30 1817 671 93
Boulevard Erkindik 21
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, 8th floor, Orion Business Center, Boulevard Erkindik 21, KS 720040 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Boulevard Erkindik 21, Bishkek
Post office box
State / region
Boulevard Erkindik 21, 8th floor, Business Center Orion
00996 312 627100
00996 312 627135
0049 30 1817 67193 The time difference between Germany and Kyrgyzstan is + 4 hours during summer time and + 5 hours during winter time. (Example: 8:00 a.m. in Germany = 12:00 p.m. / 1:00 p.m. in Kyrgyzstan
Opening hours of the embassy
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visas opening hours
Monday to Thursday 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Telephone Visa Office
00996 312 627112
Monday – Thursday: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
00996 312 627135
0049 30 1817 67193
Please note that a visa application is only possible after making an appointment. Information on making an appointment and the visa procedure can be found on the website of the embassy at www.bischkek.diplo.de Until 4:30 p.m .; Friday 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
Legal and consular department:
Consular hours Monday to Thursday: 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
or by appointment
00996 312 627123
For * urgent emergencies * outside of the Embassy’s office hours, there is a
On call duty from midnight to midnight, on weekends from 8 am to midnight;
Telephone number (also available via SMS):
00996 772 541112
The on-call service does not provide information on visa matters.
Official languages in the host country:
There are higher fees when using a telephone or fax connection via satellite (Satcom). Access to the Orion Business Center building is wheelchair accessible (from Tschokmorov Street); the building is equipped with lifts.
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