Kochkor

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kochkor
Kochkor is located in Kyrgyzstan
Kochkor
Kochkor
Coordinates: 42°13′48″N 75°45′0″E / 42.23000°N 75.75000°E / 42.23000; 75.75000Coordinates: 42°13′48″N 75°45′0″E / 42.23000°N 75.75000°E / 42.23000; 75.75000
Country Kyrgyzstan
Region Naryn Region
District Kochkor District
Elevation 1,767 m (5,797 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 9,863
Time zone UTC +5

Kochkor is a village in northern Naryn Region of Kyrgyzstan. It is the capital of Kochkor District. Former names were Stolypin and Kochkorka. Altitude 1,800m. Its population was 9,863 in 2009.[1] It is on the main A365 highway from Torugart Pass (China) north to Bishkek. About 7 km west A361 branches west toward Jalal-Abad Region and the Ferghana Valley. About 25 km northeast on the highway is the Orto-Tokoy reservoir and about 45 km northeast is Balykchy on Lake Issyk Kul. The town is a base for excursions into the high country and tourist infrastructure is fairly well developed. There is a regional museum.

Notable people[edit]

  • Turdakun Usubalijev, Soviet-era Kyrgyz politician and secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kyrgyzstan

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Kochkor travel guide from Wikivoyage