Talk:Kyrgyzstan

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Formatting and language conventions

For articles about Kyrgyzstan, please use the 24-hour clock to show times, e.g. 09:00-12:00 and 18:00-00:00.

Please show prices in this format: 100 som, and not KGS 100, 100 c, or 100 soms.

Please use American spelling.

Untitled[edit]

For future reference the Project:CIA World Factbook 2002 import can be found at Talk:Kyrgyzstan/CIA World Factbook 2002 import. -- (WT-en) Huttite 03:43, 28 Mar 2005 (EST)

Stay healthy[edit]

Why is the 'stay healthy' section so weird? I can't comprehend it, and even if it really refers to 'Stoning', it should be under the safety section, not under the 'stay healthy' section. (WT-en) Chinzh

I've removed that random comment. If you see anything else so out of place, please feel free to remove it yourself! --(WT-en) Peter Talk 15:37, 21 December 2008 (EST)

Currency exchange[edit]

I have removed the rates for A$, C$ and replaced it with the more relevant currencies in Kyrgyzstan such as Kazakh tenge and Russian rouble, for it is very unlikely that a traveller will have A$ and C$ in Central Asia (besides, the money changers do not accept these currencies too) for he/she will have changed to $/euros/roubles. Please comment if anybody has any objections. chinzh 09:10, 22 December 2008 (EST)

General discussion[edit]

Greetings Kyrgyz wikivoyageers... I used to live in rural Kyrgyzstan as a Peace Corps volunteer, so I'd love to contribute to the Kyrgyzstan article. I've got lots of info on how to get around and how to stay healthy. If you have any questions or advice, post on this discussion. I'd love to hear what you have to say about the Unknown Land Kyrgyzstan. -Trent


Please plunge forward and start editing—the Kyrgyzstan articles need a lot of work! --(WT-en) Peter Talk 21:03, 14 August 2009 (EDT)

plunged forward with the Kochkor page... since I lived there for 2 years as a Peace Corps volunteer I have lots to share... —The preceding comment was added by (WT-en) User:Studiomilam (talkcontribs)

Looks great! I'd recommend moving any non-specific-to-Kochkor information to the main Kyrgyzstan article—especially from the drink section. Presumably, bozo will make you warm and fuzzy regardless of location ;) The city/town article should only give information on where to get the drinks, having already been described in this article. By the way, you can "auto-sign" your posts by typing four tildes at the end (~~~~). --(WT-en) Peter Talk 22:59, 17 August 2009 (EDT)

great thanks, i was thinking that i should move that drinking stuff (WT-en) Studiomilam 00:09, 18 August 2009 (EDT)

Regions[edit]

I'm not totally sure this is the best way to divide the country, but here goes:

Numbers coresspond to this map, and the more fine grained splits will be done along the individual district boundaries. The only worry I have is that 3 regions might be just one too few to avoid any further subdivision, but I'm sure we can wait until that time comes, and then maybe break Issyk-Kul and the Tian Shan apart. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 15:50, 14 January 2010 (EST)

And I've plunged forward and added this. I'll be happy to make adjustments in the future if others dislike this breakdown. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 13:51, 15 January 2010 (EST)

August 2011 update[edit]

I bought a tourist visa at the Dubai consulate and had to pay 460 AED (appr $125). Not cheap and since they didn't fill it in correctly it took some extra time when entering at the airport.

i brought USD but I am not sure that was a good choice, compared to trusting the ATM system. The notes looked almost perfect but they where rejected by many banks in Bishkek because of very minor defects. (WT-en) Bengt 02:54, 19 August 2011 (EDT)

Adjustment of region definition[edit]

Please consider this map: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyrgyzstan#Administrative_divisions

I reviewed the Issyk Kul and Tian Shian region (on WV) and since it has grow a lot, I think it would be a good idea to separate the part of it which actually represents the Naryn region. This would declutter the Issyk Kul and Tian Shian region (on WV), and create potential for the Naryn region, which I feel is under-represented at the moment. Also, the Naryn region really is a separate destination compared to Issyk Kul, taking up half of WV's Issyk Kul and the Tian Shan.

Furthermore, based on the administrative divisions, it would make great sense to slightly adjust the existing region definitions (on WV) to be consistent with these administrative divisions. This would create coherence between WV and WP, and would simplify mapping and especially map shaping. I believe this will not alter the Bishkek and the Northwest nor the Kyrgyz section of the Ferghana Valley.

Anyone opposed to this approach?

Cheers Ceever (talk) 09:17, 9 January 2020 (UTC)

I support creating a separate Naryn Region as per above. Gizza (roam) 02:23, 10 January 2020 (UTC)