Chong-Alay District

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The border between Chong-Alay district and Alay district
The border between Chong-Alay district and Alay district
Kyrgyzstan Chong-Alay Raion.png
Country Kyrgyzstan
Region Osh Region
 • Total 4,857 km2 (1,875 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 25,039
 • Density 5.2/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zone GMT +5 (UTC+5)

Chong-Alay District (big Alay) (Kyrgyz: Чоң Алай району; Russian: Чон-Алайский район) is a raion (district) of Osh Region in far south-western Kyrgyzstan. The capital lies at Daroot-Korgon.[2] Its area is 4,857 square kilometres (1,875 sq mi), and its resident population was 25,039 in 2009.[1] The Chong-Alay District include 3 rural communities (ayıl ökmötü): Chong-Alay, Kashka-Suu, and Jekendi.[3]


Chong-Alay District occupies the western part of Alay Valley. The northern boundary of the district is located at Alay Mountains, and southern - at Trans-Alay Range. The valley is inclined from east to west, with the lowest point at 1560 meters above sea level.[4]

Climate is sharply continental with cold winters. Annual precipitation is 500–650 mm. Average temperature in July is +19-22C, and December -10-15C.[5]

The hydrology is dominated by the river Kyzyl-Suu (flowing towards the west) and its tributaries.


As of 2009, Chong-Alay District comprised 21 villages.[1] All people live in rural areas.

Historical populations in Chong-Alay District
Year Pop. ±%
1970 7,892 —    
1979 10,018 +26.9%
1989 14,689 +46.6%
1999 21,655 +47.4%
2009 23,598 +9.0%
Note: enumerated de facto population; Source:[1]

Ethnic composition[edit]

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

Ethnic group Population Proportion of Chong-Alay District population
Kyrgyzs 25,039 99.9%
other groups 11 0.1%

Populated places[edit]

The populated places in the Chong-Alay District are:[6]

  1. Jekendi aiyl okmotu (Karamyk, Jekendi, Kara-Teyit, Shibee, and Chuluk)
  2. Kashka-Suu aiyl okmotu (Kashka-Suu, Achyk-Suu, Kabyk, Kara-Kabak, and Burgan-Suu)
  3. Chong-Alay aiyl okmotu (Daroot-Korgon, Jash-Bashy, Jashtilek, Jaman-Jar, Kochkorchu, Kulchu, Kyzyl-Tuu, Sary-Bulak, Chak, Kyzyl-Eshme, and Kara-Shybak)


  1. ^ a b c d e 2009 population census of the Kyrgyz Republic: Osh Region at the Wayback Machine (archived 10 August 2011)
  2. ^ "Administrative sub-division of Kyrgyzstan (map)". Archived from the original on 2009-08-02. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  3. ^ "List of rural communities of Kyrgyzstan". Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  4. ^ Ошская область:Энциклопедия [Encyclopedia of Osh Oblast] (in Russian). Bishkek: Chief Editorial Board of Kyrgyz Soviet Encyclopedia. 1987. p. 446. 
  5. ^ "State Administration of Osh Oblast (in Russian)". Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  6. ^ List of Rural Communities of Kyrgyzstan

Coordinates: 39°33′07″N 72°12′00″E / 39.5520°N 72.2001°E / 39.5520; 72.2001