Ak-Suu District

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Ak-Suu
Raion
Kyrgyzstan Ak-Suu Raion.png
Country Kyrgyzstan
Region Issyk-Kul Region
Area
 • Total 9,917 km2 (3,829 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 63,686
 • Density 6.4/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zone GMT +6 (UTC+6)

Ak-Suu is a raion (district) of Issyk-Kul Region in eastern Kyrgyzstan. The administrative center lies at the village Ak-Suu.[2] Its area is 9,917 square kilometres (3,829 sq mi), and its resident population was 63,686 in 2009.[1]

Geography[edit]

Located in Kyrgyzstan's eastern corner, the district borders in the north with the Almaty Region of Kazakhstan, and in the east, with the Aksu Prefecture of China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Two of Kyrgyzstan's highest mountains, Jengish Chokusu (Victory Peak, or Pobeda Peak in Russian) and Khan Tengri, are located on these borders.

Demographics[edit]

The district population, according to the Population and Housing Census of 2009, was 63,686.[1] The population density was 6.4 people per square kilometer.

Historical populations in Ak-Suu District
Year Pop. ±%
1970 44,046 —    
1979 50,236 +14.1%
1989 57,109 +13.7%
1999 57,160 +0.1%
2009 63,686 +11.4%
Note: enumerated de facto population; Source:[1]

Ethnic composition[edit]

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

Ethnic group Population Proportion of Ak-Suu District population
Kyrgyzs 56,369 88.5%
Russians 2,884 4.5%
Kalmyks 2,805 4.4%
Kazakhs 916 1.5%
Uygurs 201 0.3%
Tatars 146 0.2%
Ukrainians 125 0.2%
Uzbeks 110 0.2%
other groups 130 0.2%

Populated areas[edit]

The rural communities and villages in the Ak-Suu District are:[1][3]

  1. Ak-Bulun aiyl okmotu (center village Ak-Bulun, and also villages Ak-Bulak and Toktogul)
  2. Beryu-Bash aiyl okmotu (center - village Beryu-Bash, and also village Cherik)
  3. Jyrgalan rural community (Jyrgalan)
  4. Kara-Jal aiyl okmotu (center - village Tegizchil, and also villages Jany-Aryk, Kara-Jal, Boz-Bulun)
  5. Karakol aiyl okmotu (center - village Karakol, and also village Cholpon)
  6. Kerege-Tash aiyl okmotu (center - village Sary-Kamysh, and also villages Kerege-Tash, Kayyrma-Aryk, Novokonstantinovka, Pioner)
  7. Novovoznesenovka aiyl okmotu (center - village Novovoznesenovka, and also villages Boz-Uchuk and Ichke-Jergez)
  8. Oktyabrskiy aiyl okmotu (center - village Oktyabrskoye, and also villages Jol-Kolot, Otuz-Uul, Uch-Kaynar)
  9. Otradnoye aiyl okmotu (center - village Otradnoye, and also villages Orlinoye, Shapak)
  10. Ak-Chiy aiyl okmotu (center - village Ak-Chiy, and also villages Kachybek, Sovetskoye)
  11. Tepke aiyl okmotu (center - village Tepke, and also villages Jyldyz, Kurbu)
  12. Teploklyuchenka aiyl okmotu (center - village Teploklyuchenka, and also village Lesnoye)
  13. Chelpek aiyl okmotu (center - village Chelpek, and also villages Burma-Suu, Tash-Kyya)
  14. Engilchek aiyl okmotu (center - village Engilchek)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 42°29′N 78°24′E / 42.483°N 78.400°E / 42.483; 78.400