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Kemin is located in Kyrgyzstan
Location in Kyrgyzstan
Coordinates: 42°47′10″N 75°41′30″E / 42.78611°N 75.69167°E / 42.78611; 75.69167
Country Kyrgyzstan
Region Chuy Region
District Kemin District
Established 1912
City status 2012
Elevation 1,123 m (3,684 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 8,169

Kemin (previous name "Bystrovka") is a city in northeastern Kyrgyzstan, the administrative headquarters of Kemin District in Chuy Region. Its population was 8,169 in 2009.[1] It is located about 95 km eastward of Bishkek on the left bank of the Chu River in the Chuy Valley. Kemin was established in 1912.[2] Kemin received city right in 2012.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "2009 population census of the Kyrgyz Republic: Chuy Region" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  2. ^ Чүй облусу:Энциклопедия [Encyclopedia of Chuy Oblast] (in Kyrgyz and Russian). Bishkek: Chief Editorial Board of Kyrgyz Encyclopedia. 1994. p. 718. ISBN 5-89750-083-5. 
  3. ^ 2012 Law on the transformation of individual urban settlements of the Kyrgyz Republic and relating them to the category of village or city