Talas Region

Talas Region (Kyrgyz: Талас облусу, romanizedTalas oblusu) is a region (oblast) of Kyrgyzstan. Its capital is Talas. It is bordered on the west and north by Jambyl Region of Kazakhstan, on the east by Chuy Region, on the south by Jalal-Abad Region and on the southwest by a finger of Uzbekistan. It is basically a U-shaped valley open to the west. The northern border is defined by the Kyrgyz Ala-Too, which also form the southern border of Chuy Region. At the eastern end, the Talas Ala-Too Range splits off and marks the southern border. The Talas River flows through the center of the valley. The main highway (A361) enters from the east over the Ötmök Pass (Can become impassible during winter due to weather) and goes down the valley to Taraz in Kazakhstan. Near the mouth of the valley at Kyzyl-Adyr, one road goes north toward Taraz and the other south over the Kara-Buura Pass to Jalal-Abad Province. Before independence most trade links were with Taraz. The historic Battle of Talas occurred here.

Talas Region

Талас облусу
Talas oblusu
Flag of Talas Region
Flag
Coat of arms of Talas Region
Coat of arms
Map of Kyrgyzstan, location of Talas Province highlighted
Map of Kyrgyzstan, location of Talas Province highlighted
Coordinates: 42°30′N 72°30′E / 42.500°N 72.500°E / 42.500; 72.500Coordinates: 42°30′N 72°30′E / 42.500°N 72.500°E / 42.500; 72.500
Country Kyrgyzstan
CapitalTalas
Government
 • GubernatorKoisun Kurmanalieva
Area
 • Total11,400 km2 (4,400 sq mi)
Population
 (2020-01-01)[1]
 • Total267,360
 • Density23/km2 (61/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (East)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+6 (not observed)
ISO 3166 codeKG-T
Districts4
Cities1
Townships1
Villages90

Basic Socio-Economic IndicatorsEdit

  • Employed population: 95,300 (2008)[2]
  • Registered Unemployed Population: 2,136 (2008)[3]
  • Export: 14.6 million US dollars (2008)[4]
  • Import: 193.3 million US dollars (2008)[4]
  • Direct Foreign Investments: 30,4 million US dollars (in 2008)[5]

DemographicsEdit

As of 2009, Talas Region contained 1 town, 1 urban-type settlement, and 90 villages. Its population, according to the Population and Housing Census of 2009 amounted to 219.6 thousand (enumerated de facto population) or 226.8 thousand (de jure population).[6]The region's estimated population for the beginning of 2020 was 267,360. [1]

Historical populations in Talas Region
YearPop.±%
1970141,169—    
1979163,288+15.7%
1989193,814+18.7%
1999 200,269+3.3%
2009219,615+9.7%
Note: de jure population; Source:[6]

Ethnic compositionEdit

According to the 2009 Census, the ethnic composition of the Talas Region (de jure population) was:[6]

Ethnic group Population Proportion of Talas Province population
Kyrgyz 208,399 91.9%
Kurds 5,547 2.5%
Russians 4,356 1.9%
Kazakhs 3,049 1.3%
Uzbeks 1,779 0.8%
Turks 1,547 0.7%
Ukrainians 500 0.2%
Germans 384 0.2%
Tatars 299 0.1%
other groups 919 0.4%

Districts of TalasEdit

Talas Region is divided administratively into 4 districts:[7]

District Capital
Bakay-Ata District Bakay-Ata[8]
Kara-Buura District Kyzyl-Adyr
Manas District Pokrovka
Talas District Manas

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Population of regions,districts, towns, urban-type settlements, rural communities and villages of Kyrgyz Republic (National Statistical Committee estimate as of the beginning of 2020) Численность населения областей, районов, городов, поселков городского типа,айылных аймаков и сел Кыргызской Республики (оценка НСК на начало 2020г)
  2. ^ National Committee on Statistics (in Kyrgyz/Russian) Archived 2010-11-14 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ National Committee on Statistics (in Kyrgyz/Russian) Archived 2010-11-14 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b National Committee on Statistics (in Kyrgyz/Russian) Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ National Committee on Statistics (in Kyrgyz/Russian) Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ a b c "2009 population census of the Kyrgyz Republic: Talas Region" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
  7. ^ Kyrgyzstan - Джалал-Абадская область
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2009-03-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
Works cited
  • Laurence Mitchell, Kyrgyzstan, Bradt Travel Guides, 2008

External linksEdit