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General Information

Population

6.198.200 (World Bank 2017)

6.389.500 (STAT KG 2019)

 

Immigration

200.294 (UN Immigrant Stock 2017)

1.687 (STAT KG 2018)

Emigration

760.134 (UN Emigrant Stock 2017)

5.390 (STAT KG 2018)

Working-age population

3.946.221 (World Bank 2017)

 

Unemployment rate

7.2% (ILO 2018)

6.9%  (STAT KG 2017)

 

GDP

7.565 bn, current prices USD (World Bank 2017)

557.113 bn, current prices SOM (STAT KG 2018)

 

Refugees and IDPs

Refugees:

341 (UN Refugee Stock 2017)

Asylum seekers:

105 (UN Asylum Stock 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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