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Nature of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is one of the most mountainous countries in the world about 93% of its territory lies at altitudes above 1000 m above sea level, and the average height is 2750 m. The country is like a fork of the two largest mountain systems, reaching its maximum height (Pobeda Peak, 7439 m) in the vast Tien-Shan mountain site in the eastern part of the country, bordering China and Kazakhstan.
Kyrgyzstan the mountainous country. Most of Kyrgyzstan is a mountainous system of the Tien Shan, and only the extreme south-west is in the Pamir-Alayu. High point Victory Peak, or Dzhengish-Chokusu (7349 m), located in the Tien Shan in the east, on the border with China. Many of the ranges of the Tien Shan Talas Alatau, Kyrgyz, Kyungey-Ala-Too, Terskey-Ala-Too and others are predominantly sublatitudinal.
Kyrgyzstan has a continental climate. The western and northern slopes of the mountains receive more precipitation. Precipitation increases with altitude up to 5000 m. Within the limits of Kyrgyzstan there are more than 3000 lakes, including the picturesque lake Issyk-Kul one of the deepest in the world
Flora of Kyrgyzstans very diverse, not less than 1 / 4 of all species are endemic. For the Tien Shan is characterized by a forest belt of the Tien Shan spruce, which replaced the above thickets of juniper and subalpine meadows.

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