Situated in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan is a mountainous country bordering Kazakstan, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. With the total area of 198,500 sq km, Kyrgyzstan possesses magnificent and unspoiled natural beauty of its mountains, rivers, and forests that are home to a rich diversity of wildlife. The country boasts the world's second largest mountain lake Issyk Kul, located at an altitude of 1600 meters among the mountain peaks of the Tien Shen Mountain range.

Kyrgyzstan’s leading exports are cotton, wool, meat, tobacco, metals, natural gas, hydropower and machinery. As a modern coin issuer, the country is known for its Kyrgyzstan on the Great Silk Road coins and those dedicated to Chighiz Aytmatov’s works.