Chong-Alay District

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Chong-Alay
Raion
The border between Chong-Alay district and Alay district
The border between Chong-Alay district and Alay district
Kyrgyzstan Chong-Alay Raion.png
Country Kyrgyzstan
Province Osh Province
Area
 • Total 1,875 sq mi (4,857 km2)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 23,598
 • Urban density 13/sq mi (5.2/km2)
  enumerated de facto population
Time zone GMT +5 (UTC+5)

Chong-Alay District (big Alay) (Kyrgyz: Чоң Алай району; Russian: Чон-Алайский район) is a raion (district) of Osh Province in far south-western Kyrgyzstan. The capital lies at Daroot-Korgon.[2] The Chong-Alay District include 3 rural communities (ayıl ökmötü): Chong-Alay, Kashka-Suu, and Jekendi.[3]

Geography[edit]

Chong-Alay District occupies the western part of Alay Valley. The northern boundary of the district is located at Alay Mountains, and southern - at Trans-Alay Range. The valley is inclined from east to west, with the lowest point at 1560 meters above sea level.[4]

Climate is sharply continental with cold winters. Annual precipitation is 500–650 mm. Average temperature in July is +19-22C, and December -10-15C.[5]

The hydrology is dominated by Kyzyl-Suu (west) and its tributaries.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2009, Chong-Alay District comprised 1 town, and 99 villages. Its population, according to the Population and Housing Census of 2009, was 23,598. All people live in rural areas.

Historical populations in Chong-Alay District
Year Pop. ±%
1970 7,892 —    
1979 10,018 +26.9%
1989 14,689 +46.6%
1999 21,655 +47.4%
2009 23,598 +9.0%
Note: enumerated de facto population; Source:[1]

Ethnic composition[edit]

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

Ethnic group Population Proportion of Chong-Alay District population
Kyrgyzs 25,039 99.9%
other groups 11 0.1%

Populated places[edit]

The populated places in the Chong-Alay District are:[6]

  1. Jekendi aiyl okmotu (Karamyk, Jekendi, Kara-Teiyt, Shibee, and Chuluk)
  2. Kashka-Suu aiyl okmotu (Kashka-Suu, Achyksuu, Kabyk, Kara-Kavak, and Burgan-Suu)
  3. Chong-Alay aiyl okmotu (Daroot-Korgon, Jashbashi, Jashtilek, Jaman-Jar, Kochkorchu, Kulchu, Kyzyl-Tuu, Sary-Bulak, Chak, Kyzyl-Eshme, and Kara-Shybak)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Population and Housing Census 2009. Book 3 (in tables). Provinces of Kyrgyzstan: Chuy Province (Перепись населения и жилищного фонда Кыргызской Республики 2009. Книга 3 (в таблицах). Регионы Кыргызстана: Ошская область, Bishkek: National Committee on Statistics, 2010 
  2. ^ "Administrative sub-division of Kyrgyzstan (map)". Enrin.grida.no. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  3. ^ "List of rural communities of Kyrgyzstan". Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  4. ^ Ошская область:Энциклопедия [Encyclopedia of Osh Oblast] (in Russian). Bishkek: Chief Editorial Board of Kyrgyz Soviet Encyclopedia. 1987. p. 446. 
  5. ^ "State Administration of Osh Oblast (in Russian)". Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  6. ^ List of Rural Communities of Kyrgyzstan

Coordinates: 39°33′07″N 72°12′00″E / 39.5520°N 72.2001°E / 39.5520; 72.2001