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Aksy
KERBEN (Kyrgyz : Кербен, older name Karavan) is a town in Jalal-Abad Region
Jalal-Abad Region
of Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
. Its population was 14,141 in 2009. It is the administrative centre of Aksy District
Aksy District
. Despite the fact that the town officially was founded in the early 1920s, medieval Persian historiographers noted in their works a caravanserai , or fortified “hotel” for merchants and travelers, in a place very close to today's Kerben. Archaeological excavations carried out by A. Bernshtam corroborated that records. Kerben gained notoriety in 2002 when police fired into a crowd of unarmed demonstrators, killing six
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Jalal-Abad
JALAL-ABAD (also spelled DZHALAL-ABAD, DJALAL-ABAT, JALALABAT; Kyrgyz : Жалал-Aбат, Calal-Abat/Jalal-Abat, جالال-ابات, ) is the administrative and economic centre of Jalal-Abad Region
Jalal-Abad Region
in southwestern Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
. Its area is 88 square kilometres (34 sq mi), and its resident population was 97,172 in 2009. It is situated at the north-eastern end of the Fergana valley
Fergana valley
along the Kögart River valley, in the foothills of the Babash Ata mountains, very close to Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
border. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 History * 3 Economy * 4 Tourism * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links OVERVIEW Jalal-Abad
Jalal-Abad
is known for its mineral springs in its surroundings, and the water from the nearby Azreti-Ayup-Paygambar spa was long believed to cure lepers
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Tulip Revolution
The TULIP REVOLUTION or FIRST KYRGYZ REVOLUTION led to President of Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
, Askar Akayev 's fall from power. The revolution began after parliamentary elections on February 27 and March 13, 2005. The revolutionaries alleged corruption and authoritarianism by the Akayev, his family and supporters. Akayev
Akayev
fled to Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
and then to Russia
Russia
. On April 4, 2005, at the Kyrgyz embassy in Moscow
Moscow
, Akayev signed his resignation statement in the presence of a Kyrgyz parliamentary delegation. The resignation was ratified by the Kyrgyz interim parliament on April 11, 2005
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Tien Shan
The TIAN SHAN, meaning the Mountain of Heaven or the Heavenly Mountain, is a large system of mountain ranges located in Central Asia . The highest peak in the Tian Shan is Jengish Chokusu
Jengish Chokusu
, 7,439 metres (24,406 ft). The Chinese name for Tian Shan may have been derived from the Xiongnu word Qilian (simplified Chinese : 祁连; traditional Chinese : 祁連; pinyin : Qí lián) – according to Tang commentator Yan Shigu , Qilian is the Xiongnu
Xiongnu
word for sky or heaven. Sima Qian
Sima Qian
in the Records of the Grand Historian
Records of the Grand Historian
mentioned Qilian in relation to the homeland of the Yuezhi
Yuezhi
, and the term is believed to refer to the Tian Shan rather than the Qilian Mountains
Qilian Mountains
1,500 kilometres (930 mi) further east now known by this name
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Tash-Kumyr
TASHKöMüR (Kyrgyz : Ташкөмүр, also written Tash-Kumyr) is one of the five largest towns of Jalal-Abad Region in Southern Kyrgyzstan . Its area is 47 square kilometres (18 sq mi), and its resident population was 34,756 in 2009. It is located along the West bank of the Naryn River , opposite the main Osh - Bishkek road. Located at the edge of the Tien Shan Mountains, when heading South from Bishkek, Tashkömür is the gateway to the Fergana valley . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 The Land and The People * 3 The Local Economy * 4 References HISTORYOfficially founded on December 17, 1943, Tashkömür, meaning stone-coal, grew into one of the largest industrial centers of the Central Asian region of the Soviet Union . It was primarily a mining town, but had a cigarette factory and other industries as well, which complemented the output of the coal mines. A railroad was constructed, and trains transported the coal out of Tashkömür to all corners of the Soviet Union
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Uzbekistan
Coordinates : 41°N 69°E / 41°N 69°E / 41; 69 Republic
Republic
of Uzbekistan Oʻzbekiston Respublikasi (Uzbek ) Республика Узбекистан (Russian ) Flag State emblem ANTHEM: Oʻzbekiston Respublikasining Davlat Madhiyasi State Anthem of the Republic
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Regions Of Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
is divided into seven regions (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
Osh
also has shaar status
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Human Rights Watch
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH (HRW) is an American-founded international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights
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China
CHINA, officially the PEOPLE\'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia
East Asia
and the world\'s most populous country , with a population of around 1.404 billion . Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area, depending on the source consulted. China
China
also has the most neighbor countries in the world. Governed by the Communist Party of China
Communist Party of China
, it exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces , five autonomous regions , four direct-controlled municipalities ( Beijing
Beijing
, Tianjin
Tianjin
, Shanghai
Shanghai
, and Chongqing
Chongqing
), and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and Macau
Macau

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Russia
Coordinates : 60°N 90°E / 60°N 90°E / 60; 90 Russian Federation Росси́йская Федера́ция (Russian ) Rossiyskaya Federatsiya Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: "Gosudarstvenny gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii " (transliteration ) "State Anthem of the Russian Federation" Location of Russia
Russia
(green) Russian-administered Crimea
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Time Zone
A TIME ZONE is a region of the globe that observes a uniform standard time for legal , commercial , and social purposes. Time
Time
zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time . Most of the time zones on land are offset from Coordinated Universal Time
Time
(UTC) by a whole number of hours ( UTC−12 to UTC+14), but a few zones are offset by 30 or 45 minutes (e.g. Newfoundland Standard Time is UTC−03:30, Nepal
Nepal
Standard Time
Time
is UTC+05:45, and Indian Standard Time
Time
is UTC+05:30). Some higher latitude and temperate zone countries use daylight saving time for part of the year, typically by adjusting local clock time by an hour. Many land time zones are skewed toward the west of the corresponding nautical time zones
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Askar Akayev
ASKAR AKAYEVICH AKAYEV (Аскар Акаевич Акаев) (born 10 November 1944 in Kyzyl-Bayrak , Kemin District ) was President of Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
from 1990 until his overthrow in the March 2005 Tulip Revolution . CONTENTS * 1 Education and early career * 2 Political career * 3 Protests * 4 2005 election controversy * 5 Downfall * 6 Current position and activities * 7 Honours * 7.1 Foreign honours * 8 Publications * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 External links EDUCATION AND EARLY CAREERAkayev was born in Kyzyl-Bayrak , Kirghiz SSR
Kirghiz SSR
, on 10 November 1944. He was the youngest of five sons born into a family of collective farm workers. He became a metalworker at a local factory in 1961
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Kyrgyz Language
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
China
China
* Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture LANGUAGE CODES ISO 639-1 ky ISO 639-2 kir ISO 639-3 kir GLOTTOLOG kirg1245 LINGUASPHERE 44-AAB-cd THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS IPA PHONETIC SYMBOLS. Without proper rendering support , you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode
Unicode
characters
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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