Kyzyl-Suu, Kyrgyzstan

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Kyzyl-Suu

Кызылсуу
village
Pokrovka, 1978
Pokrovka, 1978
Kyzyl-Suu is located in Kyrgyzstan
Kyzyl-Suu
Kyzyl-Suu
Coordinates: 42°20′21″N 78°00′24″E / 42.33917°N 78.00667°E / 42.33917; 78.00667Coordinates: 42°20′21″N 78°00′24″E / 42.33917°N 78.00667°E / 42.33917; 78.00667
CountryKyrgyzstan
RegionIssyk-Kul Region
DistrictJeti-Ögüz District
Elevation
1,770 m (5,810 ft)
Population
(2009)
 • Total12,150
Time zoneUTC+5
 • Summer (DST)UTC+6

Kyzyl-Suu (formerly known as Pokrovka) is a village in the Issyk-Kul Region of Kyrgyzstan. About 10km inland from Lake Issyk Kul on the A363 highway between Jeti-Ögüz resort and Barskoon, it is the capital of Jeti-Ögüz District. Its population was 12,150 in 2009.[1]

At the head of the Chong Kyzyl-Suu ('little red water') valley, it is a base for trekking into the 14,000 foot mountains to the south. Kyzyl-Suu is named for the "Kyzyl-Suu" river that runs through it. Kyzyl-Suu literally translates to "red water", in reference to the red clay which stains the water during periods of heavy rain.

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  1. ^ "2009 population census of the Kyrgyz Republic: Issyk-Kul Region" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 2017-01-04.