The town and district are named after its most famous son - the musician Toktogul Satilganov. The Toktogul reservoir is a geographical feature of the district and the capital lies on the north shore.
Urban-type settlements, rural communities and villages
In total, Toktogul District include 1 urban-type settlement and 46 settlements in 10 rural communities (aiyl okmotus). Each rural community can consist of one or several villages. The rural communities and settlements in the Toktogul District are: