Sokuluk

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Sokuluk
Sokuluk is located in Kyrgyzstan
Sokuluk
Sokuluk
Coordinates: 42°51′36″N 74°18′0″E / 42.86000°N 74.30000°E / 42.86000; 74.30000Coordinates: 42°51′36″N 74°18′0″E / 42.86000°N 74.30000°E / 42.86000; 74.30000
Country Kyrgyzstan
Region Chuy Region
District Sokuluk District
Elevation 728 m (2,388 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 11,968
Time zone UTC +5

Sokuluk (Dungan: Сохўлў, Sohwlw; Kyrgyz, Russian: Сокулук) is a large village with a de jure population of 11,968 (2009 Census) in the Chuy Province of Kyrgyzstan.

Sokuluk is the administrative center of Sokuluk District, and is located about 5 km away from the town of Shopokov, the main economic center of the area.[2]

History[edit]

According to historians, Sokuluk started its existence in the early 1880s, as a place of settlement of many of the Dungan people who moved to the Russian Empire from the Kulja (Yining) area between 1881 and 1883, after Russia agreed to withdraw its troops from Kulja pursuant to the Treaty of Saint Petersburg (1881). [3]

Sokuluk is the birthplace of the Dungan poet, writer, and educator Iasyr Shivaza (1906-1988).

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