Nookat

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Nookat

Ноокат
Nookat from the north
Nookat from the north
Nookat is located in Kyrgyzstan
Nookat
Nookat
Coordinates: 40°15′57″N 72°37′05″E / 40.26583°N 72.61806°E / 40.26583; 72.61806Coordinates: 40°15′57″N 72°37′05″E / 40.26583°N 72.61806°E / 40.26583; 72.61806
CountryKyrgyzstan
RegionOsh Region
Elevation
1,296 m (4,252 ft)
Population
 (2009)[1]
 • Total14,371
Time zoneUTC +5

Nookat (Kyrgyz: Ноокат), also Eski-Nookat, Iski-Naukat or Naukat, is a city in Osh Region of Kyrgyzstan. It is the seat of Nookat District. According to 2009 Census the population of Nookat was 14,371.[1]

The main street, Soltobaev, forms part of the main Osh-Batken highway and is consequently very dusty and busy, lined by willow, poplar and plane trees.

Nookat came to signify the repression during the Kurmanbek Bakiyev regime as villagers were imprisoned, tortured and sentenced to lengthy prison terms following civil unrest in the fall of 2008. Following the revolt in April 2010, the villagers, of the Uzbek minority, were released.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2009 population census of the Kyrgyz Republic: Osh Region" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Fergana news article on the oppressed villagers