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Location: Central Asia, west of China
Population: 4.8 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Bishkek
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than South Dakota
Religions: Muslim 70 percent, Russian Orthodox, percentage not available
Landscape: Peaks of Tien Shan rise to 23,100 feet, and associated valleys and basins encompass entire nation
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1993

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

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