Talas District, Kyrgyzstan

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Kyrgyzstan Talas Raion.png
Country Kyrgyzstan
Region Talas Region
 • Total 5,051 km2 (1,950 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 58,867
 • Density 12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zone GMT +5 (UTC+5)

Talas is a raion (district) of Talas Region in north-western Kyrgyzstan. Its area is 5,051 square kilometres (1,950 sq mi), and its resident population was 58,867 in 2009.[1] The capital lies at Manas.


In total, Talas District include 27 settlements in 13 rural communities (aiyl okmotus). Each rural community can consist of one or several villages. Its population, according to the Population and Housing Census of 2009, was 58,867. All of them live in rural areas.

Historical populations in Talas District
Year Pop. ±%
1970 36,643 —    
1979 42,891 +17.1%
1989 48,703 +13.6%
1999 50,045 +2.8%
2009 58,867 +17.6%
Note: enumerated de facto population; Source:[1]

Ethnic composition[edit]

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

Ethnic group Population Proportion of Talas District population
Kyrgyzs 58,867 99.3%
Russians 170 0.3%
other groups 249 0.4%

Rural communities and villages[edit]

The rural communities and settlements in the Talas District are:[2]

  1. Aral aiyl okmotu (center - village Aral)
  2. Jergetal aiyl okmotu (center - village Kyzyl-Tuu, and also villages Chyiyrchyk and Kek-Kashat)
  3. Dolon aiyl okmotu (center - village Tash-Aryk, and also villages Ak-Jar and Orto-Aryk)
  4. Kok-Oy aiyl okmotu (center - village Kok-Oy)
  5. Bekmoldo aiyl okmotu (center - village Sasyk-Bulak, and also villages Kara-Oy, Kengesh and Chong-Tokoy)
  6. Aydaraliev aiyl okmotu (center - village Köpürö-Bazar)
  7. Nurjan aiyl okmotu (center - village Jon-Aryk, and also village Kek-Tokoy)
  8. Berdike Baatyr aiyl okmotu (center - village Kum-Aryk, and also villages Kozuchak and Arashan)
  9. Osmokulov aiyl okmotu (center - village Taldy-Bulak, and also village Ak-Korgon)
  10. Omuraliev aiyl okmotu (center - village Manas, and also village Chat-Bazar)
  11. Kuugandy aiyl okmotu (center - village Uch-Emchek)
  12. Kara-Suu aiyl okmotu (center - village Kara-Suu)
  13. Kalba aiyl okmotu (center - village Kalba, and also villages Atay Ogonbaev and Balbal)


Coordinates: 42°31′N 72°14′E / 42.517°N 72.233°E / 42.517; 72.233