Pray for: Kyrgyzstan

Flag for Kyrgyzstan

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Asia
Capital: Bishkek
Population: 6,839,606
% Urban: 37.1 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 32.5 %
Official Language: Kyrgyz; Russian
Languages: 32
Literacy Rate: 99 %
Life Expectancy: 70 yrs (162/236)
HDI Ranking: 118 / 189
% Christian: 5.3 %
% Evangelical: 0.7 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 88.7 %
People Groups: 39
Least Reached People Groups: 28
% Unevangelized: 53 %


Title: Kyrgyzstan

Tier: 1

Type: country

The government needs courage, resources, and even miracles to make right the economy and society. The regimes that followed Communism have so far only brought more corruption, crime, and poverty. Many people migrate from rural to urban areas, which results in large slum populations in Bishkek. Others leave the country to find work. Pray for Christians to find good, legal jobs. High rates of alcoholism, drug trafficking, gambling, and prostitution create huge challenges. The poor, elderly, and disabled suffer the most. Pray that believers can address these challenges, and positively affect their society and economy.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.