Regions of Kyrgyzstan


Kyrgyzstan is divided into seven regions[1] (Kyrgyz: облусу, oblusu; Russian: область, oblast'). The capital, Bishkek, is administratively an independent city (shaar), as well as being the capital of Chuy Province. Osh also has shaar status.[citation needed]

Regions and Shaars of Kyrgyzstan
Регионы и независимые города Кыргызстана (Russian)
A clickable map of Kyrgyzstan exhibiting its provinces.
CategoryUnitary state
LocationKyrgyz Republic
Number7 regions
2 independent cities
Populations(Regions): 247,200 (Talas) – 1,228,400 (Osh)
(Cities): 270,300 (Osh) - 937,400 (Bishkek)
Areas(Regions): 11,000 km2 (4,400 sq mi) (Talas) - 45,000 km2 (17,500 sq mi) (Naryn)
(Cities): 170.000 km2 (65.6374 sq mi) (Bishkek) - 160.000 km2 (61.7763 sq mi) (Osh) - 182.000 km2 (70.2706 sq mi)
Government
Subdivisions

The regions, with their areas, census populations and capitals, are as follows:

No. Name Kyrgyz Russian ISO Capital Area (km2) Population (1999) Population (2009) Population (2015 est.)[2]
1 Bishkek City Бишкек шаары
Bişkek şaarı
Город Бишкек
Gorod Bishkek
KG-GB N/A 160 787,700 865,100 937,400
2 Batken Region Баткен облусу
Batken oblusu
Баткенская область
Batkenskaya oblast′
KG-B Batken 17,048 380,200 380,300 480,700
3 Chuy Region Чүй облусу
Çüy oblusu
Чуйская область
Chuyskaya oblast′
KG-C Bishkek 19,895 772,200 790,500 870,300
4 Jalal-Abad Region Жалалабат облусу
Jalalabat oblusu
Джалал-Абадская область
Dzhalal-Abadskaya oblast′
KG-J Jalal-Abad 32,418 869,500 938,600 1,122,400
5 Naryn Region Нарын облусу
Narın oblusu
Нарынская область
Narynskaya oblast′
KG-N Naryn 44,160 248,700 245,300 264,900
6 Osh Region Ош облусу
Oş oblusu
Ошская область
Oshskaya oblast′
KG-O Osh[lower-alpha 1] 28,934 940,600 1,000,000 1,228,400
7 Talas Region Талас облусу
Talas oblusu
Таласская область
Talasskaya oblast′
KG-T Talas 13,406 200,300 219,600 247,200
8 Issyk-Kul Region Ысык-Көл облусу
Isık-Köl oblusu
Иссык-Кульская область
Issyk-Kulskaya oblast′
KG-Y Karakol 43,735 415,500 425,100 463,900
9 Osh City[lower-alpha 1] Ош шаары
Oş şaarı
Город Ош
Gorod Osh
KG-GO N/A 182 236,000 243,200 270,300

Each region is further divided into districts (raion), administered by government-appointed officials. Rural communities (aiyl okmotus) consisting of up to twenty small settlements have their own elected mayors and councils.

See also


Notes


  1. Osh serves as both the capital of the Osh Region and as an independent city.

References


  1. "Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia". www.kyrgyzembarabia.kg.
  2. "GoeHive - Kyrgyzstan population". Archived from the original on 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2015-03-08.