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Regions of Kyrgyzstan

Regions and Shaars of Kyrgyzstan
Регионы и независимых городов Кыргызстана (Russian)
Category Unitary state
Location Kyrgyz Republic
Number 7 regions
2 Shaars
Populations (Regions):247,200 (Talas) – 1,228,400 (Osh)
(Shaars):270,300 (Osh) - 937,400 (Bishkek)
Areas (Regions):4,400 square miles (11,000 km2) (Talas) - 17,500 square miles (45,000 km2) (Naryn)
(Shaars):65.6374 square miles (170.000 km2) (Bishkek) - 70.6567 square miles (183.000 km2) (Osh)<
Government Region government, National government
Subdivisions Raion
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Kyrgyzstan is divided into seven regions [1] (singular: област - oblast, plural: областтар - oblasttar). The capital, Bishkek, is administratively an independent city (shaar), as well as being the capital of Chuy Province. Osh also has shaar status.

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 шаар Город Бишкек KG-GB Bishkek 170 787,700 865,100 937,400
2 Batken Region Баткен областы Баткенская область KG-B Batken 17,048 380,200 380,300 480,700
3 Chuy Region Чүй областы Чуйская область KG-C Bishkek 19,895 772,200 790,500 870,300
4 Jalal-Abad Region Жалалабат областы Джалал-Абадская область KG-J Jalal-Abad 32,418 869,500 938,600 1,122,400
5 Naryn Region Нарын областы Нарынская область KG-N Naryn 44,160 248,700 245,300 264,900
6 Osh Region Ош областы Ошская область KG-O Osh 28,934 940,600 1,000,000 1,228,400
7 Talas Region Талас областы Таласская область KG-T Talas 13,406 200,300 219,600 247,200
8 Issyk Kul Region Ысык-Көл областы Иссык-Кульская область KG-Y Karakol 43,735 415,500 425,100 463,900
9 Osh City Ош шаар Город Ош KG-GO Osh 183 236,000 243,200 270,300

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

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  2. ^ "GoeHive - Kyrgyzstan population". Retrieved 2015-03-08. 
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