Sokuluk

Sokuluk (Dungan: Сохўлў, Sohwlw; Kyrgyz, Russian: Сокулук) is a large village in the Chuy Region of Kyrgyzstan. Divided over two rural communities, its total population was 24,417 in 2009.[1]

Sokuluk
Sokuluk is located in Kyrgyzstan
Sokuluk
Sokuluk
Coordinates: 42°51′36″N 74°18′0″E / 42.86000°N 74.30000°E / 42.86000; 74.30000Coordinates: 42°51′36″N 74°18′0″E / 42.86000°N 74.30000°E / 42.86000; 74.30000
CountryKyrgyzstan
RegionChuy Region
DistrictSokuluk District
Elevation
728 m (2,388 ft)
Population
 (2009)[1]
 • Total24,417
Time zoneUTC +5

Sokuluk is the administrative center of Sokuluk District, and is located about 5 km west from the town of Shopokov, the main economic center of the area.[2]

HistoryEdit

According to historians, Sokuluk started its existence in the early 1880s, as a place of settlement of many of the Dungan people who moved to the Russian Empire from the Kulja (Yining) area between 1881 and 1883, after Russia agreed to withdraw its troops from Kulja pursuant to the Treaty of Saint Petersburg (1881). [3]

Sokuluk is the birthplace of the Dungan poet, writer, and educator Iasyr Shivaza (1906-1988).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2009 population census of the Kyrgyz Republic: Chuy Region" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
  2. ^ Добро пожаловать в город Шопоков! (Welcome to Shopokov!) (in Russian)
  3. ^ Svetlana Rimsky-Korsakoff Dyer. Karakunuz: An Early Settlement of the Chinese Muslims in Russia Archived 2007-06-30 at the Wayback Machine, with an English translation of V.Tsibuzgin and A.Shmakov's work. "Asian Folklore Studies", Vol. 51 (1992), pp. 243-279.