Naryn District

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Naryn District
Countryside in Naryn District near Naryn
Countryside in Naryn District near Naryn
Kyrgyzstan Tyan'-Shan' Raion.png
Country Kyrgyzstan
Region Naryn Region
 • Total 4,055 sq mi (10,502 km2)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 44,080
Time zone GMT +5 (UTC+5)

Naryn District' (formerly Tian'-Shan' District) is a raion of Naryn Region in central-southern Kyrgyzstan. The capital lies at Naryn.[2] Naryn District was established in its borders in 1930. It borders with At-Bashi District to the south, Ak-Talaa District to the west, Kochkor District to the north, Tong District to the north-east, Jeti-Oguz District to the east, and Song Köl to the north-west.

The district is characterized by the scenic Tian Shan Mountains, alpine pastures and Son-Kul lake which during summer months attracts large herds of sheep and horses with their herders and their yurts.


The economy of Naryn oblast is dominated by animal herding (sheep, horses, yaks), with wool and meat as the main products. Mining of various minerals developed during the Soviet era has largely been abandoned as uneconomical. Today the area is considered to be the poorest region in the country.


As of 2009, Naryn District included 1 urban-type settlement, and 38 villages in 14 rural communities (aiyl okmotus). Its de facto population, according to the Population and Housing Census of 2009, was 44,080.

Historical populations in Naryn District
Year Pop. ±%
1970 30,487 —    
1979 34,089 +11.8%
1989 36,863 +8.1%
1999 40,628 +10.2%
2009 44,080 +8.5%
Note: enumerated de facto population; Source:[1]

Ethnic composition[edit]

According to the 2009 Census, the ethnic composition (de jure population) of the Naryn District was:[1]

Ethnic group Population Proportion of Naryn District population
Kyrgyzs 44,003 99.8%
other groups 77 0.2%

Urban-type settlements, rural communities and villages[edit]

The rural communities and settlements in the Naryn District are:[3]

  1. Ak-Kuduk aiyl okmotu (center - village Vos'moe Marta, and also villages Ak-Kuduk, Shoro)
  2. Debelyuu aiyl okmotu (center - village Debelyuu, and also villages Alysh, Kenesh)
  3. Jan-Bulak (center - village Jan-Bulak)
  4. Jergetal aiyl okmotu (center - village Jergetal, and also villages Jalgyz-Terek, Kyzyl-Jyldyz)
  5. Kara-Kudjur aiyl okmotu (center - village Lakol, and also village Jer-Kechkyu)
  6. Kazan-Kuygan aiyl okmotu (center - village Kazan-Kuygan, and also village Kara-Unkyur)
  7. Emgekchil aiyl okmotu (center - village Emgekchil)
  8. Min-Bulak aiyl okmotu (center - village Kuybysheva, and also villages Min-Bulak, Ornok)
  9. On-Archa aiyl okmotu (center - village Echki-Bashi, and also village Ottuk)
  10. Ortok aiyl okmotu (center - village Tash-Bashat, and also villages Kaiyndy, Oryuk-Tam, Eki-Naryn)
  11. Uchkun aiyl okmotu (center - village Kulanak, and also village Uchkun)
  12. Chet-Nura aiyl okmotu (center - village Orto-Nura, and also villages Ak-Bulun, Ak-Kyya, Iyri-Suu, Orto-Saz, Oryuk-Tam, Chet-Nura, Tosh-Bulak)
  13. Emgek-Talaa aiyl okmotu (center - village Ak-Talaa, and also villages Tegerek, Emgek-Talaa)
  14. Sary-Oy aiyl okmotu (center - village Jylan-Aryk)
  15. urban-type settlement Dostuk


Coordinates: 41°26′N 76°00′E / 41.433°N 76.000°E / 41.433; 76.000