Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country in Central Asia, bordering Kazakhstan, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It is located along the Silk Road, the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean.
Kyrgyzstan, officially known as the Kyrgyz Republic, declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. It is defined by the 1993 constitution as a parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the President is head of state and the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan is head of government.
Kyrgyzstan is a member of the OSCE, the Eurasian Economic Union, and the United Nations.
The Kazakh legal system is a civil law system.