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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
Province Chuy Province
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 an urban-type settlement in northeastern Kyrgyzstan, the administrative headquarters of Kemin District in Chui Province. 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.

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  1. ^ Population and Housing Census 2009. Book 3 (in tables). Provinces of Kyrgyzstan: Chuy Province (Перепись населения и жилищного фонда Кыргызской Республики 2009. Книга 3 (в таблицах). Регионы Кыргызстана: Чуйская область (PDF), Bishkek: National Committee on Statistics, 2010 
  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.