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[KYRGYZSTAN] by Jyldyz Sattarova

Where are you from? From Kyrgyzstan. Where is it? n°13...number 1

That’s where I take my new acquaintance If you want to impress your peers with your knowledge of world geography, you say it’s in Central Asia. And here I should say that yes, Kyrgyzstan is an Asian country, yet it’s Central Asian, as in Europe and Central Eastern Europe.

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For Your Information, the word “Kyrgyzstan” gets about 280,000,000 results in Google (!), which is almost double the number (about 160,000,000) of “Switzerland” (!!), which Kyrgyzstan have been often compared to. Ironically, Google considers Kyrgyzstan more popular and knows more about it juxtaposed with its peer state for its natural beauty.

“Kyrgyzstan will

not only

delight all your

senses,

but will also

stir up your

curiosity to

discover

more”

Here’ how I explain it to those who have no clue about its location: - So, if here’s Russia (I show with my hand). Below is Kazakhstan (my other hand goes below). And below that is Kyrgyzstan (My first hand changes its location below the second). And right in the East of it is China (My second hand now moves to East of Kyrgyzstan). Well, then people really see where Kyrgyzstan is situated, since they usually know more about Russia and China. People often associate it with other countries having “stan” suffix in their names, which means a land, place, settlement, habitat and therefore state, as in Switzerland . Thus, it would be Kyrgyzland if the suffix were translated. More curious people further ask: What is Kyrgyzstan like? When you fly over by plane, you see mountains, like Alps. Like Alps? I guess. Kyrgyzstan has breathtaking mountains, covered with snow at the tops. And when you walk along the main streets or stand in the main square, you see mountains. And it is somehow so uplifting, believe me. Why do you need to visit Kyrgyzstan? Because Kyrgyzstan will not only delight all your senses, but will also stir up your curiosity to discover more. The unique blend of oriental and

Libertas 13  

The birthday issue of Libertas! This month about the number 1. Enjoy!

Libertas 13  

The birthday issue of Libertas! This month about the number 1. Enjoy!