Kyrgyz Express Post puts International Year of Mountains postage stamp into circulation


On 30 January 2023, the Ministry of Digital Development of the Kyrgyz Republic put a 2022 Kyrgyz Express Post (KEP) postage stamp into circulation dedicated to the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development 2022. It is the longest stamp in the world.

At the initiative of Sadyr Japarov, the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the United Nations declared 2022 the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development. The corresponding resolution was sponsored by 94 governments and was adopted at the plenary meeting of the seventy-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly. The new issue of KEP postage stamps is dedicated to this significant event. At 184 millimetres in length, it is the longest postage stamp to be put into circulation in the world.

Kyrgyzstan is predominantly a mountainous country, with almost 90 percent of the country's territory located at an altitude of more than 1500 metres above sea level and some peaks exceeding a height of 7000 metres. The postage represents the Chaar-Tash Range, Toguz-Toro Tract, Kazarman village. The coupon of the miniature sheet shows the Besh-Tash Gorge, the lake with the same name, the Tuyuktor Range and the Itagar Pass.

For this stamp, KEP has also issued a postcard.

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