Gulcha

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Gulcha
Гүлчө
Gulcha is located in Kyrgyzstan
Gulcha
Gulcha
Coordinates: 40°19′N 73°26′E / 40.317°N 73.433°E / 40.317; 73.433Coordinates: 40°19′N 73°26′E / 40.317°N 73.433°E / 40.317; 73.433
Country Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan
Region Osh Region
District Alay District
Elevation 1,540 m (5,050 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 21,708
Time zone KGT (UTC+6)

Gulcha (Kyrgyz: Гүлчө; Russian: Гульча) is a mountain town in Osh Region of Kyrgyzstan. It is the capital of Alay District. The M41 highway leading south from Osh to the Alay Valley and eastern Tajikistan passes through Gulcha. The 2402m Chyrchyk Pass separates Gulcha from Osh, and the 3615m Taldyk Pass separates Gulcha from Sary-Tash in the Alay Valley. Gulcha is situated in a broad valley at the confluence of three rivers, forming the river Kurshab.[1]

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

The Köppen Climate Classification sub-type for Gulcha is "Dsa" or a cold and temperate climate. The average annual temperature is 8.9°C (48°F). The warmest month is July with an average temperature of 22.3°C (72.1°F) and the coolest month is January with an average temperature of -7°C (19°F). The average annual precipitation is 501mm (19.72"). The wettest month is May with an average of 90mm (3.5") of precipitation and the driest month is September with an average of 16mm of precipitation.[2]

Climate data for Gulcha
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −2.1
(28.2)
0.7
(33.3)
8.4
(47.1)
17.2
(63)
22.3
(72.1)
27.1
(80.8)
29.6
(85.3)
28.5
(83.3)
24
(75)
16.6
(61.9)
7.7
(45.9)
0.3
(32.5)
15.02
(59.03)
Daily mean °C (°F) −7
(19)
−4.2
(24.4)
3.4
(38.1)
11.2
(52.2)
15.9
(60.6)
20
(68)
22.3
(72.1)
21
(70)
16.3
(61.3)
9.7
(49.5)
2.3
(36.1)
−4
(25)
8.91
(48.03)
Average low °C (°F) −11.8
(10.8)
−9.1
(15.6)
−1.6
(29.1)
5.3
(41.5)
9.6
(49.3)
12.9
(55.2)
15
(59)
13.6
(56.5)
8.7
(47.7)
2.9
(37.2)
−3.1
(26.4)
−8.3
(17.1)
2.84
(37.12)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 26
(1.02)
34
(1.34)
52
(2.05)
74
(2.91)
90
(3.54)
55
(2.17)
40
(1.57)
17
(0.67)
16
(0.63)
42
(1.65)
31
(1.22)
24
(0.94)
501
(19.72)
Source: "Climate: Gul'cha". Climate Data. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soviet military map К-43-32 (1:200.000)
  2. ^ "Climate: Gul'cha". Climate Data. Retrieved 18 June 2015.