Naryn

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Naryn
Naryn is located in Kyrgyzstan
Naryn
Naryn
Location in Kyrgyzstan
Coordinates: 41°26′N 76°0′E / 41.433°N 76.000°E / 41.433; 76.000Coordinates: 41°26′N 76°0′E / 41.433°N 76.000°E / 41.433; 76.000
Country Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan
Province Naryn Province
Elevation 2,044 m (6,706 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 34,822
  de jure population
Time zone MEZ +4
722900 722600
Area code(s) 722600
Apartment buildings in Naryn
Statue in the main square of Naryn

Naryn (Kyrgyz: Нарын) is the provincial administrative center of the Naryn Province in central Kyrgyzstan, with a population of 34,822 (2009 Census). It is situated on both banks of the Naryn River (one of the main head waters of the Syr Darya), which cuts a picturesque gorge through the town. The city has two regional museums and some hotels, but is otherwise residential.

Overview[edit]

From Naryn, the main road (one of the branches of the ancient Silk Road) runs south through the sparsely settled central Kyrgyz highlands to the Torugart Pass and China. At present, this is the main transport link from Kyrgyzstan to China. Naryn hosts one of three campuses of the University of Central Asia (UCA). The University was founded in 2000 by the governments of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, and His Highness the Aga Khan. It is the world’s first internationally chartered institution of higher education. The UCA currently operates a School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE), with a School of Undergraduate Studies and a Graduate School of Development in the process of being established.

The city has a bandy club.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Naryn is the 10-th largest by population town in Kyrgyzstan. Its de facto population, according to the Population and Housing Census of 2009, was 34226.

Historical populations in Naryn
Year Pop.   ±%  
1926 1,632 —    
1959 6,033 +269.7%
1970 21,098 +249.7%
1979 30,409 +44.1%
1989 42,709 +40.4%
1999 40,429 −5.3%
2009 34,226 −15.3%
Source:[3] [4][1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Naryn
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −11
(12)
−6
(21)
4
(39)
13
(56)
18
(64)
22
(71)
24
(75)
24
(76)
20
(68)
12
(54)
1
(34)
−8
(18)
9.4
(49)
Average low °C (°F) −22
(−8)
−18
(0)
−6
(22)
2
(36)
6
(42)
8
(47)
10
(50)
9
(49)
6
(43)
0
(32)
−8
(17)
−18
(0)
−2.6
(27.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.3)
13
(0.5)
18
(0.7)
36
(1.4)
50
(2)
50
(2)
41
(1.6)
33
(1.3)
15
(0.6)
15
(0.6)
15
(0.6)
15
(0.6)
309
(12.2)
Source: Weatherbase [5]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Naryn at Wikimedia Commons