Talas Region

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Talas Region
Талас облусу
Таласская область
Region
Flag of Talas Region
Flag
Coat of arms of Talas Region
Coat of arms
Map of Kyrgyzstan, location of Talas Province highlighted
Map of Kyrgyzstan, location of Talas Province highlighted
Coordinates: 42°30′N 72°30′E / 42.500°N 72.500°E / 42.500; 72.500Coordinates: 42°30′N 72°30′E / 42.500°N 72.500°E / 42.500; 72.500
Country  Kyrgyzstan
Capital Talas
Government
 • Gubernator Koisun Kurmanalieva
Area
 • Total 11,400 km2 (4,400 sq mi)
Population (2009-01-01)[1]
 • Total 219,615
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+6 (East)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+6 (not observed)
ISO 3166 code KG-T
Districts 4
Cities 1
Townships 1
Villages 90

Talas Region (Kyrgyz: Талас облусу, Talas oblusu Russian: Таласская область) is a region (oblast) of Kyrgyzstan. Its capital is Talas. It is bordered on the west and north by Jambyl Region of Kazakhstan, on the east by Chuy Region, on the south by Jalal-Abad Region and on the southwest by a finger of Uzbekistan. It is basically a U-shaped valley open to the west. The northern border is defined by the Kyrgyz Ala-Too, which also form the southern border of Chuy Region. At the eastern end, the Talas Ala-Too Range splits off and marks the southern border. The Talas River flows through the center of the valley. The main highway (A361) enters from the east over the Ötmök Pass (Can become impassible during winter due to weather) and goes down the valley to Taraz in Kazakhstan. Near the mouth of the valley at Kyzyl-Adyr, one road goes north toward Taraz and the other south over the Kara-Buura Pass to Jalal-Abad Province. Before independence most trade links were with Taraz. The historic Battle of Talas occurred here.

Basic Socio-Economic Indicators[edit]

  • Employed population: 95,300 (2008) [2]
  • Registered Unemployed Population: 2,136 (2008)[3]
  • Export: 14.6 million US dollars (2008)[4]
  • Import: 193.3 million US dollars (2008) [4]
  • Direct Foreign Investments: 30,4 million US dollars (in 2008)[5]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2009, Talas Region contained 1 town, 1 urban-type settlement, and 90 villages. Its population, according to the Population and Housing Census of 2009 amounted to 219.6 thousand (enumerated de facto population) or 226.8 thousand (de jure population).[1]

Historical populations in Talas Region
YearPop.±%
1970141,169—    
1979163,288+15.7%
1989193,814+18.7%
1999 200,269+3.3%
2009219,615+9.7%
Note: de jure population; Source:[1]

Ethnic composition[edit]

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

Ethnic group Population Proportion of Talas Province population
Kyrgyz 208,399 91.9%
Kurds 5,547 2.5%
Russians 4,356 1.9%
Kazakhs 3,049 1.3%
Uzbeks 1,779 0.8%
Turks 1,547 0.7%
Ukrainians 500 0.2%
Germans 384 0.2%
Tatars 299 0.1%
other groups 919 0.4%

Districts of Talas[edit]

Talas Region is divided administratively into 4 districts:[6]

District Capital
Bakay-Ata District Bakay-Ata[7]
Kara-Buura District Kyzyl-Adyr
Manas District Pokrovka
Talas District Manas

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2009 population census of the Kyrgyz Republic: Talas Region" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
  2. ^ National Committee on Statistics (in Kyrgyz/Russian) Archived 2010-11-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ National Committee on Statistics (in Kyrgyz/Russian) Archived 2010-11-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b National Committee on Statistics (in Kyrgyz/Russian) Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ National Committee on Statistics (in Kyrgyz/Russian) Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Kyrgyzstan - Джалал-Абадская область
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2009-03-01.

Laurence Mitchell, Kyrgyzstan, Bradt Travel Guides, 2008

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