These mountains rise to a height of 4,855 meters (15,928 ft) and provide a spectacular backdrop to the city.North of the city, a fertile and gently undulating steppe extends far north into neighboring Kazakhstan. Bishkek is connected to the Turkestan-Siberia Railway by a spur line.
During the Soviet era, the city was home to a large number of industrial plants, but most have been shut down since 1991 or now operate on a much reduced scale.Streets follow a grid pattern, with most flanked on both sides by narrow irrigation channels, watering innumerable trees to provide shade in the hot summers.Originally a caravan rest stop (possibly founded by the Sogdians) on one of the branches of the Silk Road through the Tian Shan range, the location was fortified in 1825 by the Uzbek khan of Kokhand with a mud fort.No lost messages, no anti-spam filters and non-delivered messages.Create your personal profile and start receiving unlimited amount of messages from ladies. Advertise Yourself by E-mail Send your personal ad to 100's single, marriage-minded women and receive numerous love letters with photos directly from women interested in you.YOU will read women's messages and choose those, whom you like. If you live in the USA, then the website where you meet European women must comply with the requirements of the IMBRA (the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act) law.
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), formerly Pishpek and Frunze, is the capital and largest city of Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz Republic).
Bishkek is also the administrative center of the Chuy Region.
However, streets and sidewalks have fallen into disrepair since the 1990s.
At the same time, Bishkek still preserves its former Soviet feel with Soviet-period buildings and gardens prevailing over newer structures.
In the last years of Kokhand rule, the fortress was led by Atabek, the Datka.