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Balykchy Govrenment Office
Balykchy Govrenment Office
Coat o airms o Balykchy
Coat o airms
Balykchy is locatit in Kyrgyzstan
Location in Kyrgyzstan
Coordinates: 42°28′N 76°11′E / 42.467°N 76.183°E / 42.467; 76.183
Kintra Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan
Province Issyk Kul Province
 • Tot 40,000

Balykchy (Kyrgyz: Балыкчы. Balıkçı) is a the seicont lairgest ceety in the Issyk Kul Province. It haes a population aboot 40,000 fowk locatit at the wastren end o Lake Issyk Kul in Kyrgyzstan, at 42°28′N 76°11′E / 42.467°N 76.183°E / 42.467; 76.183 an an elevation o aboot 1,900 meters.

Names an etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

It wis named Rybachye (fishin place in Roushie) in 1909-1993. In the early 1990s, follaein the disintegration o the Soviet Union, the toun wis kent as Issyk-Kul, takin the name o the adjacent lake. Shortly efter unthirldom, its name wis chyngit tae Balykchy [1] which means fisherman in Kyrgyz leid.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

A major industrial an transport center (oo an crop processin, lake shippin, rail terminal, an road junction) durin the Soviet era, it lost maist o its economic base efter the collapse o the Soviet Union an the closure o virtually aw o its industrial facilities.

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main road frae Bishkek, the caipital o Kyrgyzstan, tae Cheenae, a pairt o the auncient Great Silk Road, passes throu Balykchy afore it stairts its lang an arduous wey athort the alpine ranges o Naryn Province in central Kyrgyzstan tae the Cheenese mairch at Torugart Pass. Plans for the rail road frae the Cheenese mairch tae Balykchy, whaur the line frae Bishkek currently ends, are unner discussion. Twa ither roads go aroond the north an sooth sides o Issyk Kul tae Karakol an then aroond the east end o the Kungey Alatau tae the far sootheast o Kazakhstan.

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Media relatit tae Balykchy at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 42°27′40″N 76°10′49″E / 42.46111°N 76.18028°E / 42.46111; 76.18028