Ak-Suu District

Ak-Suu (Kyrgyz: Ак-Суу району) is a district of Issyk-Kul Region in eastern Kyrgyzstan. The administrative center lies at the village Teploklyuchenka.[2] Its area is 9,917 square kilometres (3,829 sq mi),[3] and its resident population was 69,439 in 2021.[1]

Ak-Suu
Ак-Суу району
Kyrgyzstan Ak-Suu Raion.png
Coordinates: 42°30′N 78°40′E / 42.500°N 78.667°E / 42.500; 78.667Coordinates: 42°30′N 78°40′E / 42.500°N 78.667°E / 42.500; 78.667
CountryKyrgyzstan
RegionIssyk-Kul
Area
 • Total9,917 km2 (3,829 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total69,439
 • Density7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (KGT)

GeographyEdit

Located in Kyrgyzstan's eastern corner, the district borders in the north with the Almaty Region of Kazakhstan, and in the east, with the Aksu Prefecture of China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Two of Kyrgyzstan's highest mountains, Jengish Chokusu (Victory Peak, or Pobeda Peak in Russian) and Khan Tengri, are located on these borders. Some 93% of the district is occupied by mountains and 7% - by valleys [4]

ClimateEdit

The average temperature in January is -8 °C in valleys and -26 °C - in mountains. In July, the average monthly temperature varies from +14 °C in valleys and 9 °C - in mountains. The minimum temperature drops to 40 °C below zero. The average high temperatures are from +30 °C in valleys and +15 °C - in mountains. The total precipitation is from 300 to 400 mm in valleys and from 500 to 600 mm - in mountains. The snow accumulation reaches 40 cm in valleys. The maximum expected wind speed (once in 20-year period) is 34 m/s.[4]

DemographicsEdit

The district population, as of 2021, was 69,439.[1] The population density was 7.0 people per square kilometer.

Historical populations in Ak-Suu District
YearPop.±% p.a.
197044,361—    
197950,422+1.43%
198956,889+1.21%
199957,155+0.05%
200963,686+1.09%
202169,439+0.72%
Note: resident population; Source:[3][1]

Ethnic compositionEdit

According to the 2009 Census, the ethnic composition (de jure population) of the Ak-Suu District was:[3]

Ethnic group Population Proportion of Ak-Suu District population
Kyrgyzs 56,369 88.5%
Russians 2,884 4.5%
Kalmyks 2,805 4.4%
Kazakhs 916 1.5%
Uygurs 201 0.3%
Tatars 146 0.2%
Ukrainians 125 0.2%
Uzbeks 110 0.2%
Other groups 130 0.2%

Populated placesEdit

In total, Ak-Suu District includes 48 settlements in 14 rural communities (ayyl aymagy). Each rural community can consist of one or several villages. The rural communities and settlements in the Ak-Suu District are:[2][5]

  1. Ak-Bulung (seat: Ak-Bulung; incl. Ak-Bulak, Toktogul and Türgön)
  2. Ak-Chiy (seat: Ak-Chiy; incl. Kachybek, Kök-Jayyk, Kyzyl-Jar and Sovetskoye)
  3. Börü-Bash (seat: Börü-Bash; incl. Cherik)
  4. Boz-Uchuk (seat: Novovoznesenovka; incl. Boz-Uchuk and Ichke-Jergez)
  5. Chelpek (seat: Chelpek; incl. Burma-Suu and Tash-Kyya)
  6. Engilchek (seat: Engilchek, incl. Keng-Suu, Koyluu, Kurgak, May-Saz, Tash-Koroo and Echkili-Tash)
  7. Jyrgalang (seat: Jyrgalang)
  8. Kara-Jal (seat: Tegizchil; incl. Jangy-Aryk, Kara-Jal and Boz-Bulung)
  9. Karakol (seat: Karakol; incl. Cholpon)
  10. Kerege-Tash (seat: Sary-Kamysh; incl. Kerege-Tash, Kayyrma-Aryk, Novokonstantinovka and Pioner)
  11. Oktyabr (seat: Oktyabrskoye; incl. Jol-Kolot, Otuz-Uul and Üch-Kaynar)
  12. Otradnoye (seat: Otradnoye; incl. Orlinoye and Shapak)
  13. Tepke (seat: Tepke; incl. Jyldyz and Kurbu)
  14. Teploklyuchenka (seat: Teploklyuchenka; incl. Lesnoye)
 
 
Ak-Bulak
 
Toktogul
 
Türgön
 
Börü-Bash
 
Cherik
 
Tegizchil→
 
Jangy-Aryk
 
Kara-Jal
 
Boz-Bulung
 
Karakol
 

Sary-
Kamysh
 
←Kayyrma-Aryk
 
Kerege-
Tash
 
Novo-konstantinovka
 
←Pioner
 
Oktyabrskoye
 
Jol-Kolot
 
Üch-Kaynar
 
Otradnoye
 
Orlinoye
 
Shapak
 
Ak-Chiy
 
Kachybek
 
Kök-Jayyk
 
Kyzyl-Jar
 
Sovetskoye
 
Jyldyz
 
Lesnoye
 

Chelpek
 
Burma-
Suu
 
←Tash-Kyya
 
Keng-Suu
 
Koyluu
 
Kurgak
 
May-Saz
 
Tash-Koroo
 
Echkili-Tash
Settlements of the Ak-Suu District

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Population of regions, districts, towns, urban-type settlements, rural communities and villages of Kyrgyz Republic" (XLS) (in Russian). National Statistics Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic. 2021. Archived from the original on 10 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Classification system of territorial units of the Kyrgyz Republic" (in Kyrgyz). National Statistics Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic. May 2021. pp. 9–10.
  3. ^ a b c "2009 population and housing census of the Kyrgyz Republic: Issyk-Kul Region" (PDF) (in Russian). National Statistics Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic. 2010. pp. 11, 16, 49.
  4. ^ a b Мониторинг, прогнозирование опасных процессов и явлений на территории Кыргызской Республики [Monitoring, forecasting of natural hazards in Kyrgyz Republic.] (in Russian). Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyz Republic.
  5. ^ Law 27 September 2012 No. 168 on the transformation of individual urban settlements of the Kyrgyz Republic and relating them to the category of village or city