Alay District

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Alay
Raion
The Pamirs with Lenin Peak from Sary-Tash
The Pamirs with Lenin Peak from Sary-Tash
Kyrgyzstan Alay Raion.png
Country Kyrgyzstan
Region Osh Region
Area
 • Total 6,821 km2 (2,634 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 72,170
 • Density 11/km2 (27/sq mi)
Time zone GMT +5 (UTC+5)

Alay is a raion (district) of Osh Region in south-western Kyrgyzstan. The capital lies at Gul'cha.[2] The Alay District borders with China in the east, Tajikistan in the south, Chong-Alay District in the west, Nookat District in the north-west, Kara-Suu District and Uzgen District in the north, and Kara-Kulja District in the north-east. Its area is 6,821 square kilometres (2,634 sq mi), and its resident population was 72,170 in 2009.[1]

Demographics[edit]

The resident population of Alay District, according to the Population and Housing Census of 2009, was 72,170. 1,427 people lived in urban areas, and 70,743 in rural ones.[1]

Historical populations in Alay District
Year Pop. ±%
1970 31,851 —    
1979 40,341 +26.7%
1989 52,169 +29.3%
1999 65,451 +25.5%
2009 72,170 +10.3%
Note: enumerated de facto population; Source:[1]

Ethnic composition[edit]

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

Ethnic group Population Proportion of Alay District population
Kyrgyzs 71,901 99.6%
other groups 269 0.4%

Towns, rural communities, and villages[edit]

Gul'cha river valley south of Gul'cha close to the Taldyk Pass

In total Alay District include 14 rural communities (aiyl okmotus).[3][4] Each rural community can consist of one or several villages. The rural communities in Alay District are:[5]

  1. Sary-Tash rural community (Sary-Tash, Kek-Suu, and Nura)
  2. Alay aiyl okmotu (Sopu-Korgon, Askaly, Jergetal, Kolduk, Targalak, Terek, and Chiy-Talaa)
  3. Budalyk aiyl okmotu (Kara-Suu, Kaynama, Tamga-Terek, Kum-Shoro, Oktyabr, and Oro-Debe)
  4. Bulolu aiyl okmotu (Koshulush, Kichi-Bülölü, Köl-Chaty, Chong-Bülölü)
  5. Gulcho aiyl okmotu (Gulcha, Kara-Bulak, Jyly-Suu, Tash-Koroo, Chakmak, and Kurmanjan Datka)
  6. Josholu aiyl okmotu (Jangy-Turmush, Ayuu-Tapan, Kommunizm, Lenin-Jol, Miyazdy, Orto-Suu, and Osoaviakhim)
  7. Konur-Dobo aiyl okmotu (Boz-Karagan, Jar-Kyshtak, Kara-Shoro, Arpa-Tektir, and Kyzyl-Oy)
  8. Kabylan-Kol aiyl okmotu (Kabylan-Kol, Kungey, Kara-Jygach, and Kurulush)
  9. Korul aiyl okmotu (Toguz-Bulak, Keng-Jylga, and Pervoye Maya)
  10. Lenin aiyl okmotu (Imeni Gagrina, Kun-Elek, Murdash, and Sogondu)
  11. Sary-Mogol aiyl okmotu (Sary-Mogol)
  12. Taldy-Suu aiyl okmotu (Archa Bulak, Taldy-Suu, Kek-Bulak, and Kurgak)
  13. Uch-Dobo aiyl okmoyu (Kichi-Karakol, Ak-Bosogo, Ak-Jay, Gejige, Kyzyl Alay, and Chong-Karakol)
  14. Jangy-Alay aiyl okmotu (Jangy Alay, Jangy Aryk)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 40°19′N 73°26′E / 40.317°N 73.433°E / 40.317; 73.433