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General Information

Population

6.2 million (World Bank 2017)

6.3 million (Statistics KG 2018)

 

Immigration

200.294 (UN DESA 2017)

Emigration

760.134 (UN DESA 2017)

Working-age population

3.7 million (Statistics KG 2018)

 

Unemployment rate

5.6% (ILO 2018)

7.2%  (Statistics KG 2018)

 

GDP

7.5 billion (World Bank 2017)

520 billion SOM (StatKG 2017)

GDP per capita: 977.5 EUR

 

Refugees and IDPs

Refugees: 350 (UNHCR Mid-Year 2017)

Asylum seekers: 102 (UNHCR Mid-Year 2017)

Territory

199.951 km² (CIA World Factbook)

 

Description

The main countries of destination are Russia and Kazakhstan, followed by Israel, Germany, Turkey, and the USA. According to the 2014 official data of the National Statistical Committee of Kyrgyz Republic, the balance of net migration totalled -7,757 persons

The key policy instruments pertaining to migration are: 

  • 2000 Law “On external migration”
  • 2002 Law “On internal migration” 
  • 2006 Law “On external labour migration”

State Migration Service under the Government of Kyrgyz Republic is responsible for the migration policy recommendations to the Government and implementation.

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