Киргизская Республика — государство на северо-востоке Средней Азии, главным образом в пределах западной и центральной части Тянь-Шаня. Граничит на севере с Казахстаном, на западе — с Узбекистаном, на юго-западе — с Таджикистаном, на юго-востоке и востоке — с КНР.
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Kyrgyzstan, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Kyrgyzstan.
Russia becomes the Soviet Union in 1922. In 1936 Kyrgyzstan becomes a separate member republic of the Soviet Union
Evolution of the Soviet Union
The republics of the USSR
Map of the 1974 geographic location of various ethnic groups within the Soviet Union
Soviet Union administrative divisions, 1989
This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.
Map of Central Asia from Meyers Konversationslexikons (1885-1900), showing what is now Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and parts of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and China
Notes and references
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↑In Kyrgyz both the Cyrillic and the Latin alphabets are used.
↑Romanization of Russian according to the BGN/PCGN standard: Kirgiziya - Kirgizskaya Respublika. Another used romanization is the ISO 9 standard.