Alay District

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Alay
Raion
The Pamirs with Lenin Peak from Sary-Tash
The Pamirs with Lenin Peak from Sary-Tash
Kyrgyzstan Alay Raion.png
Country Kyrgyzstan
Province Osh Province
Area
 • Total 2,634 sq mi (6,821 km2)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 72,170
 • Density 27/sq mi (10.6/km2)
Time zone GMT +5 (UTC+5)

Alay is a raion (district) of Osh Province in south-western Kyrgyzstan. The capital lies at Gul'cha.[2] The Alay District borders with China in the east, Tajikistan in the south, Chong-Alay District in the west, Nookat District in the north-west, Kara-Suu District and Uzgen District in the north, and Kara-Kulja District in the north-east.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2009, Alay District included 1 urban-type settlement, and 61 villages. Its population, according to the Population and Housing Census of 2009, was 64,750. Some 1,352 people live in urban areas, and 63,398 in rural ones.

Historical populations in Alay District
Year Pop. ±%
1970 31,851 —    
1979 40,341 +26.7%
1989 52,169 +29.3%
1999 65,451 +25.5%
2009 64,750 −1.1%
Note: enumerated de facto population; Source:[1]

Ethnic composition[edit]

According to the 2009 Census, the ethnic composition of the Alay District (de jure population) was:[1]

Ethnic group Population Proportion of Kemin District population
Kyrgyzs 71,901 99.6%
other groups 269 0.4%

Towns, rural communities, and villages[edit]

Gul'cha river valley south of Gul'cha close to the Taldyk Pass

In total Alay District include 14 rural communities (aiyl okmotus).[3] Each rural community can consist of one or several villages. The rural communities in Alay District are:[4]

  1. urban-type settlement Sary-Tash (Sary-Tash, Kek-Suu, and Nura)
  2. Alay aiyl okmotu (Sopu-Korgon, Askaly, Jergetal, Kolduk, Targalak, Terek, and Chiy-Talaa)
  3. Budalyk aiyl okmotu (Kara-Suu, Kaynama, Tamga-Terek, Kum-Shoro, Oktyabr', and Oro-Debe)
  4. Bulolu aiyl okmotu (Koshulush, Kichi Byuloyu, Kel-Chaty, Chong Byulolu)
  5. Gulcho aiyl okmotu (Gul'cha, Kara-Bulak, Jyly-Suu, Tash-Koroo, Chakmak, and Kurmadjan Datka)
  6. Jany-Alay aiyl okmotu (Jany Alay, Jany Aryk)
  7. Josholu aiyl okmotu (Jany-Turmush, Ayu-Topan,Kommunizm, Lenin-Jol, Miyazdy, Orto-Suu, and Osoaviakhim)
  8. Konur-Dobo aiyl okmotu (Boz-Karagan, Jar-Kyshtak, Kara-Shoro, Arpa-Tektir, and Kyzyl Oy)
  9. Kabylan-Kol aiyl okmotu (Kabylan-Kol, Kungey, Kara-Jygach, and Kurulush)
  10. Korul aiyl okmotu (Toguz-Bulak, Ken-Jylga, and Pervoe Maya)
  11. Lenin aiyl okmotu (Imeni Gagarina, Kun-Elek, Murdash, and Sogondu)
  12. Sary-Mogol aiyl okmotu (Sary-Mogol)
  13. Taldy-Suu aiyl okmotu (Archa Bulak, Taldy-Suu, Kek-Bulak, and Kurgak)
  14. Uch-Dobo aiyl okmoyu (Kichi Karakol, Ak-Bosogo, Ak-Jay, Gedjige, Kyzyl Alay, and Chong Karakol)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 40°19′N 73°26′E / 40.317°N 73.433°E / 40.317; 73.433