capital of Kyrgyzstan, in the NC part: pop. 641,000
See Bishkek in American Heritage Dictionary 4
(bĭshˈkĕk, bēshˈ-) Formerly Frun·ze(fro͞onˈzə)
The capital of Kyrgyzstan in the north-central part of the country on the Chu River west-southwest of Almaty, Kazakhstan. Built on the site of a fort established in 1846, it was taken by the Russians in 1862. Population: 896,000.