Kyrgyzstan Population 2018

6,148,228

Kyrgyzstan, officially the Krygyz Republic and formerly Kirghizia, is a landlocked country located in Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and China. In 2018, the estimated population of Kyrgyzstan is 6.13 million, which ranks 113th in the world.

Kyrgyzstan has 199,900 square kilometers of land (86th) yet its population is the 113th highest in the world at 5.62 million. Kyrgyzstan has a population density of just 27 people per square kilometer (176th in the world).

The largest city and capital of Kyrgyzstan is Bishkek, with a population estimated at 875,000. The second-largest city is Osh with a population estimated at 246,000.

Kyrgyzstan Demographics

A full third of Kyrgyzstan's population is under the age of 15 and one-third of the population lives in urban areas with the majority living in rural areas. The largest ethnic group are the Kyrgyz, a Turkish people, who account for 72% of the population. Other ethnic groups in Kyrgyzstan include Russians (9.0%), Uzbeks (14.5%), Dungans (1.9%), Uyghurs (1.1%), Tajiks (1.1%), Kazakhs (0.7%), and Ukranians (0.5%). There are more than 80 different ethnic groups in total in Kyrgyzstan.

Since 1979, the percentage of ethnic Kyrgyz has risen from 50% to more than 70% today, while the percentage of European ethnic group like Germans and Russians, as well as Tatars, has dropped from 35% to 10%. In 1989, there were about 101,000 Germans in Kyrgyzstan, most of whom have since emigrated to Germany.

The most widely practiced religion is Islam, accounting for 80% of the population, followed by Russian Orthodoxy at 17%.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 4 minutes
One death every 14 minutes
One net migrant every 26 minutes
Net gain of one person every 6 minutes

Kyrgyzstan Population in 2018Source: By Vmenkov (photograph), Khan Tengri (color correction) (File:E7904-Bishkek-Ala-Too-Square.jpg) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Kyrgyzstan Population Growth

Kyrgyzstan is currently growing very steadily at a rate of 1% per year, a trend that is expected to continue in the coming years.

About Kyrgyzstan

Official NameKyrgyz Republic
Languages SpokenKyrgyz, Russian
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude4175
Currencies UsedKyrgyzstan Som
DemonymKirghiz

Countries Bordering Kyrgyzstan

China
Kazakhstan
Tajikistan
Uzbekistan

Kyrgyzstan Population Density

Kyrgyzstan Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Bishkek900,000
Osh200,000
Jalal-Abad75,700
Karakol70,171
Tokmok63,047
Kara-Balta62,796
Naryn52,300
Uzgen40,360
Balykchy40,000
Talas35,172
Kyzyl-Kyya32,000
Bazar-Korgon27,704
Iradan26,200
Tash-Kumyr23,594
Kant20,181
Toktogul19,336
Cholpon-Ata18,595
Kara Suu17,800
Isfana16,952
Kyzyl-Suu16,927

Kyrgyzstan Population Clock

The population of Kyrgyzstan (as of 9/2/2018)?6,148,228
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)6,132,932
Births Per Day399
Deaths Per Day105
Net Migrations Per Day -55
Net Change Per Day 239
Population Change Since January 1st58,555

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Estimate as of September 2nd 2018 is: 6,147,721

Kyrgyzstan Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20186,132,93249.57%50.43%30.671111.45%
20176,045,11749.59%50.41%30.231121.50%
20165,955,73449.59%50.41%29.791121.54%
20155,865,40149.58%50.42%29.331111.58%
20105,422,33749.42%50.58%27.121121.33%
20055,075,38049.57%50.43%25.381130.62%
20004,920,71849.44%50.56%24.611121.51%
19954,566,08749.33%50.67%22.841130.87%
19904,372,89049.04%50.96%21.871091.83%
19853,993,10648.74%51.26%19.971102.03%
19803,610,98148.62%51.38%18.061101.87%
19753,291,07748.42%51.58%16.461092.08%
19702,969,86447.89%52.11%14.851072.94%
19652,569,45847.70%52.30%12.851123.44%
19602,170,09347.51%52.49%10.851132.65%
19551,904,06047.47%52.53%9.521141.82%
19501,740,00447.63%52.37%8.701140.00%

Kyrgyzstan Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20206,301,71849.55%50.45%31.521110.00%
20256,675,07249.49%50.51%33.381101.16%
20306,997,28449.42%50.58%34.991100.95%
20357,300,28449.34%50.66%36.511120.85%
20407,596,17849.29%50.71%37.991120.80%
20457,872,54349.28%50.72%39.371130.72%
20508,112,65349.30%50.70%40.571130.60%
20558,311,41749.32%50.68%41.571100.49%
20608,470,03149.35%50.65%42.361080.38%
20658,596,82949.37%50.63%42.991080.30%
20708,697,86849.40%50.60%43.501060.23%
20758,775,26349.46%50.54%43.891060.18%
20808,833,46049.56%50.44%44.181060.13%
20858,875,40149.66%50.34%44.391040.09%
20908,897,80949.74%50.26%44.501030.05%
20958,891,66849.79%50.21%44.47103-0.01%
Data Sources
  1. National Statisical Committee
  2. National Statisical Committee
  3. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1959, 1970, 1979, 1989, and 1999 and 2009 censuses, with official population estimates through 2016, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  4. GeoNames Gazetteer