Akkurgan District

Akkurgan (Uzbek: Oqqo'rg'on) is a raion (district) of Tashkent Region in Uzbekistan. The capital lies at Akkurgan.

Akkurgan
Oqqoʻrgʻon tumani
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CountryUzbekistan
RegionTashkent Region
CapitalAkkurgan
Established1935
Area
 • Total400 km2 (200 sq mi)
Population
 • Total95 150
Time zoneUTC+5 (UZT)

SettlementsEdit

There are one city (Akkurgan), one town (Alimkent) and ten villages (Achchi, Dustlik, Zarbdor, Zafar, Otyamgali, Toshtagan, Shohrukhiya, Eltamgali, Erkinlik)

ClimateEdit

When arctic air masses come in contact with the north-western part and the temperature drops in winter. The average temperature of January is -3.7 °C, the lowest temperature was -33 °, July is 26.5 °C, and the highest temperature was 42 °.

PopulationEdit

The population of 95 150 people is mainly ethnic Uzbek (80.9%), Kazakh (8.3%), Russian (2.8%), Tatar (1.09%), Tajik (1.6%) Korean (1.4%), Ukrainians, Germans, Kyrgyz, Uygur, Azar-Bayjon, Belarus, Turkmen, Jewish and other nationalities (3.1%). The average population density is 217 people per km2.

EconomyEdit

There are more than ten enterprises in the district (Large enterprises: Alimkent and Akkurgan cotton processing plants, "Maftuna", "Akkurgan MTP" Joint-Stock Company). Transportation is organized by private companies running 46 bus lines in the district. Industries focus on cotton oil, knitted and crocheted products, food and dairy products. There are 6 construction companies. The district has a complex growing agriculture, consisting of 13 shirkats and 5 privatized farms. Agriculture is the leading branch of economy, producing grains, vegetables, melons, cereals and feed crops, but there are also grapes and other fruits. When it comes to animals, the regional agriculture is engaged in growing cattle, sheep and goats, poultry and silkworms.

Coordinates: 40°52′31″N 69°02′47″E / 40.8753°N 69.0463°E / 40.8753; 69.0463