- Population: 40,000
- Elevation: 6,627
- Naryn was founded in 1927
- Religions: Sunni Islam, Orthodox Christianity
- Main races/ethnicity/castes/etc: Kyrgyz
- Main languages: Kyrgyz, Russian
- Languages taught at School No. 8: Kyrgyz, Russian, English, Turkish
Places and Spaces
Naryn is known for its stark and beautiful wildlife, long history, harsh winters, and vibrant culture.
Culture & Events
Naryn City serves as the cultural capital of the region, with a monumental sculpture of Kurmanjan Datka and Alymbek Datka to commemorate it. It is home to the yearly Shyrdak Festival. The Kyrgyzstan Campus of the University of Central Asia is located on the western edge of town.
Some popular dishes include:
Animals & Wildlife
Naryn’s largely untouched natural landscape of mountains boasts extraordinary animals alongside the long domesticated goats and horses.
Visit the official Naryn website at