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Issyk-Kul Region
Issyk-Kul
Issyk-Kul
Region (Kyrgyz: Ысык-Көл облусу, Isıq-Köl oblusu, ىسىق-كۅل وبلاستى; Russian: Иссык-Кульская область, Issyk-Kuljskaja oblastj) is one of the regions of Kyrgyzstan. Its capital is Karakol. It is surrounded by Almaty Region, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
(north), Chuy Region
Chuy Region
(west), Naryn Region
Naryn Region
(southwest) and Xinjiang, China
China
(southeast)
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Regions Of Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
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
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Kyrgyzs
The Kyrgyz people
Kyrgyz people
(also spelled Kyrghyz and Kirghiz) are a Turkic ethnic group native to Central Asia, primarily Kyrgyzstan.Contents1 Etymology 2 Origins 3 Genetics 4 Political development 5 Religion 6 In Afghanistan 7 In China 8 Notable Kyrgyz people 9 See also 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External linksEtymology There are several theories on the origin of ethnonym Kyrgyz. It is often said to be derived from the Turkic word kyrk ("forty"), with -iz being an old plural suffix, so Kyrgyz literally means "a collection of forty tribes".[14] It also means "imperishable", "inextinguishable", "immortal", "unconquerable" or "unbeatable", as well as its association with the epic hero Manas, who – according to a founding myth – unified the 40 tribes against the Khitans
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Xinjiang
Xinjiang
Xinjiang
Uygur Autonomous Region[6] (Uyghur: شىنجاڭ ئۇيغۇر ئاپتونوم رايونى‎; SASM/GNC: Xinjang Uyĝur Aptonom Rayoni; Chinese: 新疆维吾尔自治区; pinyin: Xīnjiāng Wéiwú’ěr Zìzhìqū) is a provincial-level autonomous region of China
China
in the northwest of the country. It is the largest Chinese administrative division and the eighth largest country subdivision in the world, spanning over 1.6 million km2 (640,000 square miles).[1] Xinjiang
Xinjiang
contains the disputed territory of Aksai Chin, which is administered by China. Xinjiang
Xinjiang
borders the countries of Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan
Pakistan
and India
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China
China, officially the People's Republic
People's Republic
of China
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.[13] Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area,[k][19] depending on the source consulted. China
China
also has the most neighbor countries in the world
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Tian Shan
The Tian
Tian
Shan,[1], also known as the Tengri
Tengri
Tagh, meaning the Mountains 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, at 7,439 metres (24,406 ft) high
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Kyungey Ala-Too
The Küngöy Ala-Too (Kyrgyz: Күңгөй Ала-Тоо, [küŋgöj alatoː]), also spelled Kyungei Alatoo, Kungey Ala-Too, and Kungey Alatau, is a range in the North Tien-Shan. Its length is about 280 km and it stretches from Boom Gorge to Kegen - Karkyrin valley. The highest point of the range is Peak Chok Tal (4770 m).[1] References[edit]^ Иссык-Куль.Нарын:Энциклопедия [Encyclopedia of Issyk-Kul and Naryn Oblast] (in Russian). Bishkek: Chief Editorial Board of Kyrgyz Encyclopedia. 1991. p. 512. ISBN 5-89750-009-6. Authority controlWorldCat Identities VIAF: 247366100 GND: 4404858-0This Kyrgyzstan location article is a stub
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Tamchy Airport
Issyk-Kul International Airport (Kyrgyz: Ысык-Көл эл аралык аэропорту, Isıq-Köl el aralıq aeroportu, ىسىق-كۅل ەل ارالىق اەروپورتۇ; Russian: Международный аэропорт «Иссык-Куль», Meždunarodnyj aeroport «Issyk-Kulj») (IATA: IKU (ИКУ), ICAO: UCFL) is an international airport serving Tamchy, a village in Issyk Kul District of Issyk Kul Region (oblast) of Kyrgyzstan. The Russian IATA code for Issyk-Kul International Airport is ИКУ.[2] Formerly known as Tamchy Airport, Issyk-Kul International Airport started its operations in 1975 as a reserve airport for the nearby Cholpon-Ata Airport. The current runway and terminal were built in 2003. In the same year, the Kyrgyz Government renamed Tamchy Airport to Issyk-Kul International Airport
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Urban-type Settlements
Urban-type settlement (Russian: посёлок городско́го ти́па - posyolok gorodskogo tipa, abbreviated: п.г.т. - p.g.t.; Ukrainian: селище міського типу – selyshche mis'koho typu, abbreviated: с.м.т
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Russians
Russians
Russians
(Russian: русские, russkiye) are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Eastern Europe. The majority of Russians
Russians
inhabit the nation state of Russia, while notable minorities exist in other former Soviet states such as Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine
Ukraine
and the Baltic states. A large Russian diaspora
Russian diaspora
also exists all over the world, with notable numbers in the United States, Germany, Israel, and Canada. Russians
Russians
are the most numerous ethnic group in Europe. The Russians
Russians
share many cultural traits with their fellow East Slavic counterparts, specifically Belarusians
Belarusians
and Ukrainians. They are predominantly Orthodox Christians
Orthodox Christians
by religion
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Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan[b] (Kazakh: Қазақстан, translit. Qazaqstan, IPA: [qɑzɑqˈstɑn] ( listen); Russian: Казахстан, IPA: [kəzɐxˈstan]), officially the Republic
Republic
of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
(Kazakh: Қазақстан Республикасы, translit. Qazaqstan Respýblıkasy; Russian: Республика Казахстан, tr. Respublika Kazakhstan),[4][13] is the world's largest landlocked country, and the ninth largest in the world, with an area of 2,724,900 square kilometres (1,052,100 sq mi).[4][14] Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
is the dominant nation of Central Asia
Central Asia
economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP, primarily through its oil/gas industry
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Kazakhs
The Kazakhs
Kazakhs
(also spelled Kazaks, Qazaqs; Kazakh: Қазақ, Qazaq, قازاق‎  /qɑ'zɑq/ (help·info), Qazaqtar, Қазақтар, قازاقتار‎  /qɑzɑq'tɑr/ (help·info); the English name is transliterated from Russian) are a Turkic people who mainly inhabit the southern part of Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
and the Ural mountains
Ural mountains
and northern parts of Central Asia
Central Asia
(largely Kazakhstan, but also parts of Uzbekistan, China, Russia
Russia
and Mongolia), the region also known as the Eurasian sub-continent
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Uygurs
The Uyghurs
Uyghurs
(/ˈwiːɡʊərz/,[16] /uːiˈɡʊərz/)[17][18] are a Turkic ethnic group living in East and Central Asia. Today, Uyghurs live primarily in the Xinjiang
Xinjiang
Uyghur Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China, where they are one of 55 officially recognized ethnic minorities. Uyghurs
Uyghurs
primarily practice Islam
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Kalmyks
Predominantly Tibetan Buddhism Minority Eastern Orthodox Christianity in Russia[5]Related ethnic groupsMongols, especially OiratsThe Kalmyks
Kalmyks
(Kalmyk: Хальмгуд, Xaľmgud, Mongolian: Халимаг, Halimag) are the Oirats
Oirats
in Russia, whose ancestors migrated from Dzungaria
Dzungaria
in 1607. They created the Kalmyk Khanate
Kalmyk Khanate
in 1630–1724 in Russia's North Caucasus
North Caucasus
territory
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Uzbeks
The Uzbeks
Uzbeks
(Oʻzbek/Ўзбек, pl
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Tatars
The Tatars
Tatars
(Tatar: татарлар; Russian: татары) are a Turkic people[4] living mainly in Russia
Russia
and other Post-Soviet countries. The name "Tatar" first appears in written form on the Kul Tigin monument as 𐱃𐱃𐰺 (Ta-tar). Historically, the term "Tatars" was applied to a variety of Turco-Mongol
Turco-Mongol
semi-nomadic empires who controlled the vast region known as Tartary. More recently, however, the term refers more narrowly to people who speak one of the Turkic[4] languages. The Mongol
Mongol
Empire, established under Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan
in 1206, allied with the Tatars. Under the leadership of Genghis Khan's grandson Batu Khan (c. 1207–1255), the Mongols
Mongols
moved westwards, driving with them many of the Mongol
Mongol
tribes toward the plains of Kievan Rus'
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