Shopokov (Kyrgyz: Шопоков; Russian: Шопоков) is a town in the Chuy Region of Kyrgyzstan. Its population was 8,749 in 2009. Although geographically located within Sokuluk District of that region and being the de facto economic and cultural center of the district, Shopokov is administered separately from the district.
According to a report by the local authorities (undated, but published some time between 2003 and 2009), the town's population was 9,150. Major ethnic groups were Russians (4906), Kyrgyz (2704), Ukrainians (752), and Germans (296).
The predecessor of today's Shopokov City was an urban-type settlement named Krasnooktyabrsky (Краснооктябрьский, i.e. "Red October"), established in 1939 along with the construction of a sugar mill. Shopokov was incorporated as a town (город) and received its present name on February 25, 1985.
- World Gazetteer: Kyrgyzstan – World-Gazetteer.com
- 2009 population census of the Kyrgyz Republic: Chuy Region at the Wayback Machine (archived 2011-08-10)
- Добро пожаловать в город Шопоков! (Welcome to Shopokov!) (Russian)
- DeYoung, Alan J.; Reeves, Madeleine; Valyayeva, Galina K. (2006), Surviving the transition?: case studies of schools and schooling in the Kyrgyz Republic since independence., IAP, pp. 31–32, ISBN 1-59311-512-1
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