Kemin District

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Kemin
Raion
Кемин району
Kyrgyzstan Kemin Raion.png
Country Kyrgyzstan
Province Chuy Province
Kemin District 1936
Capital Kemin
Area
 • Total 3,533 km2 (1,364 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 41,924
  enumerated de facto population
Time zone GMT +5 (UTC+5)

Kemin is the northeast panhandle raion (district) of Chuy Province in northern Kyrgyzstan. Its administrative headquarters is at Kemin.[2] The district is located in the Chong-Kemin Valley, the Kichi-Kemin Valley and the eastern part of the Chuy Valley. It borders with Kazakhstan in the north, Chuy District in the west, and Issyk-Kul Province in the south and east. The area of Kemin District amounts to 3533 km2, which is the largest among the districts of Chuy Province.

Topography[edit]

The western part of the district is flat with altitudes 1000 - 1600 msl, and the eastern part in mountainous.

Climate[edit]

The climate is sharply continental with cold winters and cool summers; January temperatures averaging -5°C - -10°C, July +17°C - +18°C. Average precipitation is from 200 mm in flatlands, and up to 600–700 mm in mountains.[3]

Hydrology[edit]

Large rivers in the district include Chu River, Chong-Kemin River, Kichi-Kemin River and so on. There are also several small lakes: Chong-Kelter, Chelek, Kosh-Kel, etc.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2009, Kemin District included 4 urban-type settlements, and 33 villages. Its population, according to the Population and Housing Census of 2009, was 41,924 which is second lowest among districts of the Chuy Province. Average density is 14.2 people per square kilometer. Some 36% of population lives in urban areas, and 64% in rural ones.[3]

Historical populations in Kemin District
Year Pop. ±%
1970 53,370 —    
1979 57,068 +6.9%
1989 63,156 +10.7%
1999 52,722 −16.5%
2009 41,924 −20.5%
Note: enumerated de facto population; Source:[1]

Ethnic composition[edit]

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

Ethnic group Population Proportion of Kemin District population
Kyrgyzs 37,724 85.5%
Russians 4,785 10.8%
Kazakhs 550 1.2%
Dungans 170 0.4%
Ukrainians 170 0.4%
Tatars 157 0.4%
Uzbeks 133 0.3%
other groups 429 1%

Towns, rural communities, and villages[edit]

The urban-type settlements, rural communities and villages in the Kemin District are:[4]

  1. urban-type settlement Ak-Tuz
  2. urban-type settlement Orlovka
  3. urban-type settlement Kemin
  4. urban-type settlement Bordunskiy
  5. Almaluu aiyl okmotu (center village Kyzyl-Suu, and also villages Almaluu and Bordu)
  6. Boroldoy aiyl okmotu (center - village Boroldoy)
  7. Chong-Kemin aiyl okmotu (cener - village Shabdan, and also villages Kalmak-Ashuu, Kyzyl-Bayrak, Tar-Suu, Tort-Kul)
  8. Chym-Korgon aiyl okmotu (center - village Chym-Korgon, and also villages Novomikhaylovka, Samansur)
  9. Duisheev aiyl okmotu (center - village Kichi-Kemin)
  10. Ilich aiyl okmotu (center - village Imeni Il'icha, and also villages Jany-Jol and Sovetskoe)
  11. Jany-Alysh aiyl okmotu (center - village Jany-Alysh)
  12. Kara-Bulak aiyl okmotu (center - village Kara-Bulak, and also villages Beysheke, Altymysh, and Chuyskoe)
  13. Kok-Oyrok aiyl okmotu (center - village Kayyngdy and also villages Karool-Dobo, and Tegirmenty)
  14. Kyzyl-Oktyabr aiyl okmotu (center - village Kyzyl-Oktyabr, and also villages Belyy Piket, Djel'-Aryk, Dorozhnoe, Kashkelen, Kyz-Kiya, Sasyk-Bulak, Udarnik, Cholok)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 42°47′N 75°41′E / 42.783°N 75.683°E / 42.783; 75.683