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Welcome To Kyrgyzstan
Country number
46
Selected MR Agencies
  • Elephants Can't Jump

    Ensuring brand initiatives work in practice as well as in theory. To have marketplace impact, we believe every research assignment should consist of three elements consumer exploration or validation, within a competitive context, generating commercial outputs.
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  • Firefish Ltd

    29 full time staff, operating in all corners of the globe, on all manner of projects. No methodology is squashed to fit. We approach each brief with fresh eyes and minds, to make sure you get the most out of your research, helping your brand move forward.
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  • Grass Roots

    Grass Roots is one of Europe's largest performance improvement companies. Established in 1980, Grass Roots UK is the founding company of a group with offices and partners operating in 15 countries around the world.
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  • DIGITAL-MR

    In addition to Social Media Research (Web Listening) DigitalMRs solutions also include community panels, access panels, Web usability and a distinct focus on qualitativeresearch online.
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An Introduction to Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan, is a Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions. Most of the country was formally annexed to Russia in 1876. The Kyrgyz staged a major revolt against the Tsarist Empire in 1916 in which almost one-sixth of the population was killed. A Soviet republic from 1936, it achieved independence in 1991. See full country profile.

Latest Research News from Central Asia

Nov 9
App store analytics firm App Annie has appointed Cindy Deng as Managing Director, Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. Nov 9 2017
Nov 6
Australia-based media measurement firm Isentia is to cut thirty jobs in the country, moving its news monitoring services to Asia. Nov 6 2017


0 current Central Asian jobs at present - sorry



Fast Facts
Map of Kyrgyzstan
CAPITAL: Bishkek
GOVERNMENT: Republic
AREA: 198,500sq sq km
POPULATION: 5,508,626 (July 2010 est.)
MAJOR LANGUAGE: Kyrgyz (State), Russian (Official)
Barskoon valley, high Tyan Shan mountains, Kyrgyzstan
Barskoon valley, high Tyan Shan mountains, Kyrgyzstan


The Epic of Manas: This is the classic centerpiece of Kyrgyz literature, containing nearly five hundred thousand lines which makes it twenty times longer than Homer's Odyssey and Iliad combined. Parts of it are often recited at Kyrgyz festivities by specialists in the epic, called Manaschi. Manaschis tell the tale in a melodic chant unaccompanied by musical instruments.

Kyrgyzstan has many Manaschis. Narrators who know all three episodes of the epic (the tales of Manas, of his son Semetei and of his grandson Seitek) can acquire the status of Great Manaschi.

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Kyrgyzstan in Profile

Kyrgyzstan, is a Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions. Most of the country was formally annexed to Russia in 1876. The Kyrgyz staged a major revolt against the Tsarist Empire in 1916 in which almost one-sixth of the population was killed. A Soviet republic from 1936, it achieved independence in 1991.

The country hit the headlines in April 2010 with riots which were provoked by alleged government corruption, and rising prices. In June there were further disturbances this time between the Kyrgyz and the Uzbeks. While this has now died down approximately 300,000 people have been displaced, and 100,000 have sought asylum in Uzbekistan.

Some Business and General Info

GDP: $11.66 billion (2009 est.) ($2,100 per capita)

Religions Muslim 75%, Russian Orthodox 20%, Other 5%

Currency: Kyrgyzstan Som (KGS) (1 EUR = 58.19 KGS)

Telephone Code: +996

Research Industry

we can find no evidence of a MR Association in Kyrgyzstan. If we're wrong, please get in touch!

Overview of Trade and Industry

According to the CIA World Factbook: Exports from Kyrgyzstan were worth $US 1.698bn in 2009, and were made up of cotton, wool, meat, tobacco, gold, mercury, uranium, natural gas, hydropower and machinery. Main export partners were Switzerland, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and France. Imports for the same period were worth $US 2.814bn, consisting of oil and gas,'machinery and equipment, chemicals and foodstuffs. Primary import partners were Russia, China, Kazakhstan and Germany.

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