Kyrgyzstan Population 2017

6,045,945

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 2017, the estimated population of Kyrgyzstan is 6.05 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%.

Kyrgyzstan Population in 2018Source: Gislus

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
BordersCHN, KAZ, TJK, UZB
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude4175
Currencies UsedKGS

Kyrgyzstan Population Density

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
At-Bashi15,226
Suluktu15,019
Nookat14,371
Tyup13,437
Khaydarkan11,857
Ak-Suu10,823
Kaindy10,616
Kemin10,295
Batken10,155
Sosnovka5,885

Kyrgyzstan Population Clock

What is the population of Kyrgyzstan (as of 11/15/2017)?6,045,945
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)6,045,117
Births Per Day82
Deaths Per Day21
Net Migrations Per Day -55
Net Change Per Day 6
Population Change Since January 1st1,914

Kyrgyzstan Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 24.582 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 6.25 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -3.246 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 70.97 years
Male Life Expectancy 67.004 years
Female Life Expectancy 75.006 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.973 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.381 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.058 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 16.726 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 19.537 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.406 years
Rate of Natural Increase 17.644
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.121%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 8.021%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 4.151%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 19.65%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 26.688%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 12.515%
Median Age (Total) 26.2 years
Median Age (Female) 27.3 years
Median Age (Male) 25.2 years

Kyrgyzstan Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20176,045,11749.59%50.41%301.52%
20155,865,40149.58%50.42%291.58%
20105,422,33749.42%50.58%271.33%
20055,075,38049.57%50.43%250.62%
20004,920,71849.44%50.56%251.51%
19954,566,08749.33%50.67%230.87%
19904,372,89049.04%50.96%221.83%
19853,993,10648.74%51.26%202.03%
19803,610,98148.62%51.38%181.87%
19753,291,07748.42%51.58%162.08%
19702,969,86447.89%52.11%152.94%
19652,569,45847.70%52.30%133.44%
19602,170,09347.51%52.49%112.65%
19551,904,06047.47%52.53%101.82%
19501,740,00447.63%52.37%90.00%

Kyrgyzstan Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20206,301,71849.55%50.45%320.00%
20256,675,07249.49%50.51%331.16%
20306,997,28449.42%50.58%350.95%
20357,300,28449.34%50.66%370.85%
20407,596,17849.29%50.71%380.80%
20457,872,54349.28%50.72%390.72%
20508,112,65349.30%50.70%410.60%
20558,311,41749.32%50.68%420.49%
20608,470,03149.35%50.65%420.38%
20658,596,82949.37%50.63%430.30%
20708,697,86849.40%50.60%430.23%
20758,775,26349.46%50.54%440.18%
20808,833,46049.56%50.44%440.13%
20858,875,40149.66%50.34%440.09%
20908,897,80949.74%50.26%440.05%
20958,891,66849.79%50.21%44-0.01%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer