Kök-Janggak

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Kök-Janggak
Көк-Жаңгак
Kök-Janggak is located in Kyrgyzstan
Kök-Janggak
Kök-Janggak
Location in Kyrgyzstan
Coordinates: 41°02′52″N 73°6′10″E / 41.04778°N 73.10278°E / 41.04778; 73.10278Coordinates: 41°02′52″N 73°6′10″E / 41.04778°N 73.10278°E / 41.04778; 73.10278
Country Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan
Region Jalal-Abad Region
District Suzak District
Established 1943
Area[1]
 • Total 12.13 km2 (4.68 sq mi)
Highest elevation 1,450 m (4,760 ft)
Lowest elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Population (2009)[2]
 • Total 10,451

Kök-Janggak (also Kok-Dzhangak, Kyrgyz: Көк-жаңгак, meaning "green walnut" in Kyrgyz and Uzbek) is a town in the Suzak District of Jalal-Abad Region in western Kyrgyzstan, located at a distance of about 29 km from the regional centre city Jalal-Abad. Its population was 10,451 in 2009.[2]

History[edit]

Kök-Janggak originated as a coal-mining settlement in 1910. The upper strata of coal of the Kok-Yangak coal deposit were mined on a small scale until the October Revolution. During the Civil War in Russia the mine was destroyed by basmachi and extraction was suspended. During the First Five-Year Plan new drift mines were developed and an access railroad from Jalal-Abad was built in 1931, resulting in a rapid increase in coal production. In 1943 Kök-Janggak became a town.[3]

Population[edit]

The population of Kök-Janggak was 10,341 in 2004; including 8,400 - Kyrgyz, 640 - Uzbek, 540 - Russian, 210 - Tatar, 140 - Kazakh, and 411 - other nationalities.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Webpage of Kökjanggak at website of Association of Cities of KR
  2. ^ a b 2009 population census of the Kyrgyz Republic: Jalal-Abad Region at the Wayback Machine (archived 2011-08-10)
  3. ^ Киргизская ССР [Kyrgyz SSR] (in Russian). Gos. izdatel'stvo geograficheskoi literatury. 1956. 

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