Qorasuv

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Qorasuv
Karasu
City
Qorasuv is located in Uzbekistan
Qorasuv
Qorasuv
Location in Uzbekistan
Coordinates: 40°43′01″N 72°53′0″E / 40.71694°N 72.88333°E / 40.71694; 72.88333Coordinates: 40°43′01″N 72°53′0″E / 40.71694°N 72.88333°E / 40.71694; 72.88333
Country  Uzbekistan
Province Andijan Province
District Kurgontepa District
Population (1989)
 • Total 19,500
Time zone UZT (UTC+5)

Qorasuv (also transliterated as Korasuv, Karasu, Kara-Soo, Kara-Sui; Uzbek: Qorasuv / Қорасув; Russian: Карасу) is a town in Andijan Province in eastern Uzbekistan, about 50 km from the district capital of Andijan. The town's name means "black water" in Uzbek (qora - black, suv - water). It lies in the politically volatile and religiously conservative Fergana Valley, along the border with Kyrgyzstan. In 1989 it had a population of 19,500.

It is essentially one town with Kara-Suu in Kyrgyzstan, but is separated from the latter by a Soviet-era border which today is tightly controlled by Uzbekistan. Korasuv was the second town in Uzbekistan to be sealed off during the Andijan massacre in spring 2005, when some 6,000 people fled across the border.[1] A border town, it is an important market town, especially for cottonseed oil trading.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Khalid, Adeeb (15 January 2007). Islam After Communism: Religion And Politics in Central Asia. University of California Press. p. 286. ISBN 978-0-520-24927-1. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Gavrilis, George (22 September 2008). The Dynamics of Interstate Boundaries. Cambridge University Press. p. 147. ISBN 978-0-521-89899-7. Retrieved 12 May 2012.