The landlocked country of Kyrgyzstan is in a remote location in Central Asia. It's also known as Kirghizia or the Kyrgyz Republic. Its borders are China, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan. It has a land area of 77.2 square miles with a population of about 6 million.
Because of the suffix "-stan" in its name, the country has a negative ring to it and is the reason why many people haven't heard of it. Its residents are nomadic people called Kyrgyz, and together with Russians and Uzbeks, they populate the country. It's famous for its epic horse treks, unique games, hospitable locals, and Silk Road Heritage locations.