Kyrgyzstan Population 2017

6,125,389

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 2017Source: 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 SpokenRussian, Kyrgyz
BordersCHN, KAZ, TJK, UZB
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude4175
Currencies UsedKGS

Kyrgyzstan Population Density

Name Population
Sosnovka5,885
Batken10,155
Kemin10,295
Kaindy10,616
Ak-Suu10,823
Aydarken11,857
Tyup13,437
Nookat14,371
Suluktu15,019
At-Bashi15,226
Kyzyl-Suu16,927
Isfana16,952
Kara Suu17,800
Cholpon-Ata18,595
Toktogul19,336
Kant20,181
Tash-Kumyr23,594
Iradan26,200
Bazar-Korgon27,704
Kyzyl-Kyya32,000
Talas35,172
Balykchy40,000
Uzgen40,360
Naryn52,300
Kara-Balta62,796
Tokmok63,047
Karakol70,171
Jalal-Abad75,700
Osh200,000
Osh City255,900
Bishkek900,000

Kyrgyzstan Population Clock

What is the population of Kyrgyzstan (as of September 13, 2017)?6,125,389
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)6124945
Births Per Day82
Deaths Per Day21
Net Migrations Per Day -55
Net Change Per Day 6
Population Change Since January 1st1,530

Kyrgyzstan Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 24.582 births/thousand60
Crude Death Rate 6.25 deaths/thousand141
Crude Net Migration Rate -3.246 people/thousand169
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 70.97 years124
Male Life Expectancy 67.004 years136
Female Life Expectancy 75.006 years120
Total Fertility Rate 2.973 children/woman64
Net Reproduction Rate 1.381 surviving daughters/woman62
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.058 males per female51
Infant Mortality Rate 16.726 deaths/1,000 live births91
Under Five Mortality 19.537 deaths/thousand97
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.406 years136
Rate of Natural Increase 17.644 60
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.121 %109
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 8.021 %112
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 4.151 %109
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 19.65 %129
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 26.688 %138
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 12.515 %116
Crude Suicide Rate 8.9 suicides/thousand73
Median Age (Total) 26.2 years140
Median Age (Female) 27.3 years134
Median Age (Male) 25.2 years141

Kyrgyzstan Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20176,124,94549.511%50.489%311761.43%111
20155,939,96249.498%50.502%301771.57%111
20105,464,56649.313%50.687%281781.62%112
20055,115,47049.461%50.539%261771%112
20004,954,85049.33%50.67%251760.87%110
19954,592,13549.206%50.794%231741.4%112
19904,394,50248.907%51.093%221701.07%109
19854,013,49848.602%51.398%201692.03%110
19803,627,49948.493%51.507%181691.99%110
19753,299,00048.311%51.689%171671.92%109
19702,964,49947.797%52.203%151692.37%107
19652,573,49447.641%52.359%131673.13%112
19602,172,50047.439%52.561%111673.29%113
19551,902,49947.328%52.672%91692.29%114
19501,740,00047.633%52.367%91651.33%114

Kyrgyzstan Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20206,383,56349.478%50.522%331771.27%110
20256,766,24049.431%50.569%351761.02%108
20307,096,64449.359%50.641%371760.89%109
20357,408,21849.284%50.716%381770.83%111
20407,713,13749.236%50.764%401760.76%112
20457,998,08749.222%50.778%411780.66%112
20508,247,86049.234%50.766%431770.54%110
20558,454,17749.252%50.748%441790.42%110
20608,617,76449.265%50.735%441790.33%109
20658,748,04449.279%50.721%451780.26%107
20708,854,03249.312%50.688%461780.21%105
20758,939,55649.38%50.62%461770.17%105
20809,008,62649.475%50.525%461780.13%104
20859,057,77849.55%50.45%471750.08%103
20909,085,03049.605%50.395%471760.02%103
20959,081,78749.646%50.354%47173-0.05%103
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations