Kyzyl-Suu

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For the river in Kyrgyzstan, see Vakhsh River.
Kyzyl-Suu
Кызылсуу
village
Kyzyl-Suu is located in Kyrgyzstan
Kyzyl-Suu
Kyzyl-Suu
Coordinates: 42°20′21″N 78°00′24″E / 42.33917°N 78.00667°E / 42.33917; 78.00667Coordinates: 42°20′21″N 78°00′24″E / 42.33917°N 78.00667°E / 42.33917; 78.00667
Country Kyrgyzstan
Province Issyk Kul Province
District Jeti-Oguz District
Elevation 1,770 m (5,810 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 15,389

Kyzyl-Suu (formerly known as Pokrovka) is a village in the Issyk Kul Province of Kyrgyzstan. About 10km inland from Lake Issyk Kul on the A363 highway between Jeti-Ögüz resort and Barskoon, it is the capital of Jeti-Oguz District. At the head of the Chong Kyzyl-Suu ('little red water') valley, it is a base for trekking into the 14,000 foot mountains to the south. Kyzyl-Suu is named for the "Kyzyl-Suu" river that runs through it. Kyzyl-Suu literally translates to "red water", in reference to the red clay which stains the water during periods of heavy rain.

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