Landscape view of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan πŸ‡°πŸ‡¬

Bishkek

Central Asia, Asia

Kyrgyzstan is part of Asia with capital at Bishkek. Official languages are Russian and Kyrgyz. Kyrgyzstan uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+06:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

πŸ’± Currencies Used

Kyrgyzstan uses the Kyrgyzstani som (symbol: ??), code KGS.Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 soms and 50, 10 and 1 tyiyns. Som is subdivided into 100 tyiyns. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5, 3 and 1 soms and 50, 10 and 1 tyiyns.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Kyrgyzstan. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Kyrgyzstan is on average 3.0 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Kyrgyzstan is low. It is not as easy to find one.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 648.60 KGS, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Beeline, MegaCom or O!. Kyrgyzstan uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Kyrgyzstan upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Kyrgyzstan, dial +, then 996 (the country code for Kyrgyzstan), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Kyrgyzstan, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 312 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Kyrgyzstan uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

πŸ›£οΈ Road rules

In Kyrgyzstan you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 20 km/h (12 mph) in residential areas, 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas, 60-90 km/h (37-55 mph) on undivided highways, 90-110 km/h (55-68 mph) on motorways and 90-110 km/h (55-68 mph) on expressways.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Universal

112

Police

102

Ambulance

103

Fire department

101

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Last Updated: Wed Mar 06 2019