Talas, Kyrgyzstan

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Talas is a sma town in northwastren Kyrgyzstan, locatit in the Talas River valley atween twa imposing muntain ranges. Its geographical location is 42°31′N 72°14′E / 42.517°N 72.233°E / 42.517; 72.233 an its population is 32,538 (as o 1999). It is the admeenistrative heidquarters o Talas Province. The toun wis foondit bi East Slavic settlers in 1877.[1] To the south is the Besh-Tash (five rocks) valley with the Besh-Tash National Park.

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Its economy traditionally orientit towards the auncient ceety o Taraz (ance named Talas an Dzhambul) in present day Kazakhstan, the Talas valley haes suffered severely frae the imposition o rigid border controls bi Kazakhstan follaein the demise o the Soviet Union, as transport an trade links tae the rest o Kyrgyzstan are nou constrained bi the formidable muntains separatin it frae the Chuy Valley an Bishkek. The anerlie motorable road tae Bishkek an the rest o the kintra rises tae a height o mair than 3500 m abuin sea level ower the Ötmök Pass (closed in winter) afore descendin in mony turns tae the Chuy Valley an Bishkek.

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The meethical Kyrgyz naitional hero, Manas, is said tae hae been born in the Ala Too muntains in Talas oblast. A few kilometers ootside Talas lies a mausoleum, supposedly that o Manas, cried the Kümböz Manas. Housomeivver, the inscription on its richly-decoratit facade dedicates it tae "...the maist glorious o women Kenizek-Khatun, the dochter o the Emir Abuka". Legend explains that Manas' wife Kanikey ordered a deliberately false inscription in order tae mislead her husband's enemies an prevent the desecration o his body. The biggin, kent as "Manastin Khumbuzu" or "The Ghumbez of Manas", is thought tae hae been built in 1334. It nou contains a museum dedicatit tae the epic. A ceremonial mound an aa lies nearbi.

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The toun haes a bandy club.[2]

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