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The number of mosques in Kyrgyzstan has grown more than 100 times after the country obtained independence. Before its sovereignty in 1990, Kyrgyzstan had only 39 mosques.

With the acquisition of independence, interest in religion was awakened, and the religious and spiritual vacuum that had been forming over many years of restrictions quickly began to fill up. One of the indicators of this process is the speed at which the construction of mosques began and the widespread opening of the madrassas.

At present, 112 Islamic religious educational institutions operate in Kyrgyzstan.

According to the Spiritual Directorate of the Muslims of Kyrgyzstan, there are 78 madrassas in the country, while in 2013 there were 67.

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