Kochkor

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Kochkor
Skyline of Kochkor
Kochkor is located in Kyrgyzstan
Kochkor
Kochkor
Coordinates: 42°12′57″N 75°45′20″E / 42.21583°N 75.75556°E / 42.21583; 75.75556Coordinates: 42°12′57″N 75°45′20″E / 42.21583°N 75.75556°E / 42.21583; 75.75556
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 large village in northern Naryn Region of Kyrgyzstan. It is the administrative centre of Kochkor District. Former names were Stolypin and Kochkorka. Altitude 1,800 m. 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 A367 branches west toward Jalal-Abad Region and the Ferghana Valley. About 25 km northeast along the highway is the Orto-Tokoy reservoir and about 45 km northeast is Balykchy on Lake Issyk Kul. The village 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]

  1. ^ "2009 population census of the Kyrgyz Republic: Naryn Region" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 2016-06-15. 

External links[edit]

  • Kochkor travel guide from Wikivoyage