Bishkek is the capital and largest city of Kyrgzstan, or the Kyrgz Republic. The city is set at an altitude of 2600 feet within the Alt-Too mountain range.

Though it was originally a small caravan stop of the Silk Road, the city of Bishkek was founded as a mud fortress in 1825, then named "Pishpek."

Today, the city is known for its surrounding mountains, downtown area, and up-and-coming status.

People Born in Bishkek

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Bishkek in People's Lives

Ralph Fiennes: While serving as a UNICEF British ambassador, I visited this city and met with young journalists in 2003.

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