Kemin District

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Кемин району
Kyrgyzstan Kemin Raion.png
Country Kyrgyzstan
Region Chuy Region
Kemin District 1936
Capital Kemin
 • Total 3,533 km2 (1,364 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 44,118
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zone GMT +5 (UTC+5)

Kemin is the northeast panhandle raion (district) of Chuy Region in northern Kyrgyzstan. Its area is 3,533 square kilometres (1,364 sq mi), making it the largest district of Chuy Region, and its resident population was 44,118 in 2009.[1] Its administrative headquarters is at Kemin.[2] The district is located in the Chong-Kemin Valley, the Kichi-Kemin Valley and the eastern part of the Chuy Valley. It borders with Kazakhstan in the north, Chuy District in the west, and Issyk-Kul Province in the south and east.


The western part of the district is flat with altitudes 1000 - 1600 msl, and the eastern part is mountainous.


The climate is sharply continental with cold winters and cool summers; January temperatures averaging -5 °C - -10 °C, July +17 °C - +18 °C. Average precipitation is from 200 mm in flatlands, and up to 600–700 mm in mountains.[3]


Large rivers in the district include Chu River, Chong-Kemin River, Kichi-Kemin River and others. There are also several small lakes: Chong-Kelter, Chelek, Kosh-Kel, etc.


The population of Kemin District, according to the Population and Housing Census of 2009, was 44,118 which is second lowest among districts of the Chuy Region. Average density is 12 people per square kilometer. Some 36% of population lives in urban areas, and 64% in rural ones.[3]

Historical populations in Kemin District
Year Pop. ±%
1970 53,370 —    
1979 57,068 +6.9%
1989 63,156 +10.7%
1999 52,722 −16.5%
2009 44,118 −16.3%
Note: enumerated de facto population; Source:[1]

Ethnic composition[edit]

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

Ethnic group Population Proportion of Kemin District population
Kyrgyzs 37,724 85.5%
Russians 4,785 10.8%
Kazakhs 550 1.2%
Dungans 170 0.4%
Ukrainians 170 0.4%
Tatars 157 0.4%
Uzbeks 133 0.3%
other groups 429 1%

Towns, rural communities, and villages[edit]

The cities, urban-type settlements, rural communities and villages in the Kemin District are:[4][5]

  1. city Orlovka
  2. city Kemin
  3. urban-type settlement Bordunskiy
  4. Ak-Tüz rural community (Ak-Tüz)
  5. Almaluu aiyl okmotu (center village Kyzyl-Suu, and also villages Almaluu and Bordu)
  6. Boroldoy aiyl okmotu (center - village Boroldoy)
  7. Chong-Kemin aiyl okmotu (cener - village Shabdan, and also villages Kalmak-Ashuu, Kyzyl-Bayrak, Tar-Suu, Tört-Kül)
  8. Chym-Korgon aiyl okmotu (center - village Chym-Korgon, and also villages Novomikhaylovka, Samansur)
  9. Duisheev aiyl okmotu (center - village Kichi-Kemin)
  10. Ilich aiyl okmotu (center - village Ilyich, and also villages Jangy-Jol and Sovetskoye)
  11. Jangy-Alysh aiyl okmotu (center - village Jangy-Alysh)
  12. Kara-Bulak aiyl okmotu (center - village Kara-Bulak, and also villages Beysheke, Altymysh, and Chüy)
  13. Kok-Oyrok aiyl okmotu (center - village Kayyngdy and also villages Korool-Döbö, and Tegirmenti)
  14. Kyzyl-Oktyabr aiyl okmotu (center - village Kyzyl-Oktyabr, and also villages Ak-Beket, Jel-Aryk, Dorozhnoye, Kashkeleng, Kyz-Kyya, Sasyk-Bulak, Udarnik, Cholok)


Coordinates: 42°47′N 75°41′E / 42.783°N 75.683°E / 42.783; 75.683