Belovodskoye

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Belovodskoye
Беловодское
The main road through Belovodskoye, looking west towards Kara-Balta.
The main road through Belovodskoye, looking west towards Kara-Balta.
Belovodskoye is located in Kyrgyzstan
Belovodskoye
Belovodskoye
Coordinates: 42°49′48″N 74°6′0″E / 42.83000°N 74.10000°E / 42.83000; 74.10000Coordinates: 42°49′48″N 74°6′0″E / 42.83000°N 74.10000°E / 42.83000; 74.10000
Country Kyrgyzstan
Region Chuy Region
District Moskva District
Established 1868
Elevation 732 m (2,402 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 21,275

Belovodskoye (Russian: Беловодское) is a town in the Chuy Region of Kyrgyzstan. Its population was 21,275 in 2009.[1] It is the capital of Moskva District, and is located on the European route E40 (M39) Bishkek to Chimkent highway.

History[edit]

Belovodskoye was established by 12 families of back settlers from Astrakhan Governorate of Russian Empire in spring 1868. The settlement was called Belovodskoye (White river in Russian) by the name of the Ak-Suu River (White river in Kyrgyz) close to which it was laid. The first street in the village was named Astrakhan. Later the settlers from other areas of the empire mostly from Voronezh Governorate and Orel Governorate joined them. They were followed by more peasants from Poltava Governorate, Kharkov Governorate, and Saratov Governorate. The language used by settlers was a mixture of Russian language and Ukrainian language.[2]

The Ukrainian politician and former boxing champion of the world Vitali Klitschko was born in Belovodskoye.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2009 population census of the Kyrgyz Republic: Chuy Region at the Wayback Machine (archived 10 August 2011)
  2. ^ Katyutschenko, Lyudmila (1974), Diploma work: History of Belovodskoye Village (in Russian), Frunze: Kyrgyz State University 
  3. ^ "Vitali Klitschko". Official website of Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko. Retrieved 26 February 2014.