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Population and language

At the beginning of 2015 the number of permanent population of the Kyrgyz Republic was 5,895,062 people (men – 2,916,971, women – 2,978,091)[1]. Where, the number of urban population was 1,986,740 people (men – 941,522, women – 1,045,218), and the number of rural population was 3,908,322 people (men – 1,975,449, women – 1,932,873).

 

There are about 90 different nationalities in the Kyrgyz Republic. At the beginning of 2015, native population, the Kyrgyz, accounted for 72.8%, the Uzbeks – 14.5 %, the Russians – 6.2 %, the Ukrainians – 0.2%, the Germans  - 0.1%, the Tatars – 0.5%, the Kazakhs – 0.6, the Armenians – 0.0 %, the Tajiks – 0.9%, the Azerbaijanis – 0.4%, the Chechens – 0.0%, the Belarusians – 0.0%, the Georgians – 0.0%, the Lithuanians – 0.0%, the Moldavians – 0.0%, the Latvians – 0.0%, the Turkmen – 0.1%, the Estonians – 0.0%, the Jews – 0.0%, the Uighurs – 0.9%, the Dungans – 1.1%, the Koreans – 0.3%, the Turks – 0.7%, other nationalities – 0.7%.

 

The number of population by age is as follows:

  • 0 to 4 years –752,957
  • 5 to 9 – 590,172;
  • 10 to 14 – 505,039;
  • 15 to 19 – 527,422;
  • 20 to 24  – 578,214;
  • 25 to 29 – 565,211;
  • 30 to 34 – 440,277;
  • 35 to 39 – 364,783;
  • 40 to 44 – 332,158;
  • 45 to 49 – 306,723;
  • 50 to 54 – 293,620;
  • 55 to 59 – 229,842;
  • 60 to 64 – 153,090;
  • 65 to 69 – 91,627;
  • 70 to 74 – 50,846;
  • 75 to 79 – 59,453;
  • 80 to 84 – 29,433;
  • 85 to 89 – 17,996;
  • 90 to 94 – 4,668;
  • 95 to 99 – 1,227;
  • 100 and more years of age – 304.[2]

 

The national language of the Kyrgyz Republic is Kyrgyz, while the official language is Russian. Both languages are being used on equal terms and are employed for administrative purposes; however, under the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic,[3] the Kyrgyz version of a document is considered to be its original version. In its official relations with foreign nations (receptions, meetings, development and ratification of documents) the Kyrgyz Republic uses the national language, while in relations with the CIS countries it also uses the official language. 

 

[1] The six-millionth resident was born on November 25, 2015.

[3] The Law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On National Language of Kyrgyz Republic” dated  April 2, 2004.