It is named after its most famous son - the musician Toktogul Satilganov. It is located on the northern shore of the Toktogul reservoir. To the south, highway M41 curves around the eastern end of the reservoir toward Karaköl and Jalal-Abad city. To the north the road goes up the Chychkan valley into Talas Region on its way to Bishkek. It has 10 sub-districts: Aralbaev district (Toluk- previous name), Bel-Aldy (Sary-Sogot previous name), Jany-Jol, Kyzyl-Ozgorush, Nichke-Say, Ketmen-Dobo, Sary-Kamysh, Torken, Uch-Terek and Cholpon-Ata.