In which country is Bishkek?
Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan, is located at 800 meters and officially has 937,400 inhabitants (as of 2015), although there will be over a million due to the rural exodus. Already in the 6th/7th century. there were earliest settlements. It was once a caravan station on the way to the Tien Shan Mountains.
in 1825, the khan of Kokand had a clay fortress (Pischpek Fortress) built to provide storage places for caravans traveling on the Silk Road. Unfortunately, the fortress was destroyed again during the battles with the tsarist army in the 19th century. After that, the city, which at that time bore the name Pischpek, was built by the Russians, as if in a checkerboard pattern, and equipped with parks, water canals and monumental monuments. In 1926, the city was renamed Frunze, in honor of the Soviet general Mikhail Frunze.
Is Bishkek Kyrgyzstan in Russia?
Is Kyrgyzstan a part of Russia?
Why is Bishkek famous?