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Khaidarkan is located in Kyrgyzstan
Coordinates: 39°56′24″N 71°19′48″E / 39.94000°N 71.33000°E / 39.94000; 71.33000Coordinates: 39°56′24″N 71°19′48″E / 39.94000°N 71.33000°E / 39.94000; 71.33000
Country Kyrgyzstan
Region Batken Region
District Kadamjay District
Founded 1941
Elevation 2,000 m (7,000 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 10,331

Khaidarkan (Kyrgyz: Айдаркен; Russian: Хайдаркан or more recently Айдаркен) is a city[2] in Batken Region of Kyrgyzstan. The population of Khaidarkan amounted to 10,331 (Census 2009).[1]

Khaidarkan Mercury Plant (KMP)[edit]

The Khaidarkan Mercury Plant (KMP) was the third largest producer of primary mercury in 2005. The ore reserves exploited are located in or near Khaidarkan.[3] The Minamata Convention on Mercury includes provisions which will eliminate primary mercury mining.[4]



  1. ^ a b "2009 population census of the Kyrgyz Republic: Batken Region" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  2. ^ 2012 Law on the transformation of individual urban settlements of the Kyrgyz Republic and relating them to the category of village or city
  3. ^ "Primary Mercury Mining: Historical and Current Trends" (PDF). EPA. July 24, 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 11, 2015. Retrieved January 11, 2015. In 2005, KMP produced between 304 m.t./yr and 600 m.t./yr mercury 
  4. ^ "Kyrgyz Primary Mercury Mine Project"