Milyanfan

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Milyanfan
A view of Milyanfan from the fields west of the village
A view of Milyanfan from the fields west of the village
Milyanfan is located in Kyrgyzstan
Milyanfan
Milyanfan
Coordinates: 42°57′36″N 74°48′00″E / 42.96000°N 74.80000°E / 42.96000; 74.80000Coordinates: 42°57′36″N 74°48′00″E / 42.96000°N 74.80000°E / 42.96000; 74.80000
Country Kyrgyzstan
Region Chuy Region
District Ysyk-Ata District
Elevation 655 m (2,149 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 4,160

Milyanfan (Kyrgyz: Милянфан; Russian: Милянфан; Dungan: Милёнчуан) is a village in the Ysyk-Ata District of the Chuy Region of Kyrgyzstan. Its population was 4,160 in 2009.[1] It is located near the southern bank of the Chuy River, which forms Kyrgyzstan's border with Kazakhstan.

Most of the population are ethnic Dungans.

The village is the birthplace of Sergeant Mansuz Vanahun (Russian: Мансуз Ванахун) (1907–1943), who died heroically during World War II, and was awarded, posthumously, the honorary title of Hero of Soviet Union. His house is preserved as a museum, and in 2005, his bust was unveiled in the village.[2]

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