Kara-Suu

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Kara-Suu (meaning "Black Water") is a toun, river an valley in Osh Province, Kyrgyzstan, in the Fergana Valley. The toun is 23 km northeast o Osh an is the caipital o the Kara-Suu Destrict.

The Kara-Suu valley is hame tae twa touns wi similar names. The first, at N 40.71 E 72.89, is dividit bi a Soviet-era border atween Kyrgyzstan an Uzbekistan. The Kyrgyz toun is cried Kara-Suu an is a major industrial an trade center, its Uzbek coonterpairt is cried Qorasuv (or Kara-Soo or Qorawsuw). Efter the dissolution o the Soviet Union, the Uzbek authorities destroyed the main brig athort the river, but cross-border trade continued via improvised ropeways that ferried guids an fowk athort.

The Karasuu Bazaar in the Kyrgyz toun o Kara-Suu is a heichlie important center o re-export o Cheenese consumer guids intae Uzbekistan, comparable wi Dordoy Bazaar in Bishkek (which targets Kazakh an Roushie mercats).[1]

Kara-Suu gained internaitional prominence follaein the Andijan Massacre in nearbi Andijan, efter which refugees streamed athort the border intae Kyrgyzstan.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

The permanent population o Kara-Suu, accordin tae the Population and Housing Census o 2009, wis 20,862. The average age is 26.5 years auld.

Historical populations in Kara-Suu
Year Pop. ±%
1970 16,168
1979 18,586 +15.0%
1989 18,914 +1.8%
1999 19,143 +1.2%
2009 20,862 +9.0%
Note: enumerated de facto population; Source:[2]

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