Kant, Kyrgyzstan

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Kant is a ceety in the Chuy Valley o northren Kyrgyzstan, some 20 km frae Bishkek, the caipital o Kyrgyzstan. It is the administrative centre o the Ysyk-Ata Destrict (umwhile Kant Destrict).

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Kyrgyz wird for succar is "kant", an the ceety received its name when a succar plant wis biggit thare in the 1930s. (It is an eften repeated myth that the toun wis named efter the German philosopher Immanuel Kant).

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kant is an industrial an service center. Amang notable local enterprises is the Abdysh Ata Brewery, whose products are well kent throughout Kyrgyzstan. During the Soviet era, Kant an its surroondin aurie war home tae a lairge nummer o ethnic Germans who haed been forcibly relocated tae Central Asia in 1941 frae the Volga region when the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic wis abolished. Most left for Germany during the 1990s efter the demise o the Soviet Union when the factories whaur thay haed worked shut doun. Several ither nearby settlements, such as Luxemburg an Bergtal, still cairy thair German names, but retain anly very smaw remnants o thair Volga German an Roushie Mennonite founders.

Air base[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Kant Air Base near the ceety is nou host tae the Roushie Air Force's 5t Air Army's 999th Air Base, stationed in Kyrgyzstan in response tae the United States presence at Manas Air Base.

Sports[eedit | eedit soorce]

Recently, Kant became a caipital o fitbaa in Kyrgyzstan due tae its contreibution tae the development o fitbaa. Thare are mony new fitbaa grunds an pitches in Kant which are maintained in good condeetion throughout the year. Moreover, the Abdysh-Ata company recently installed a new artificial pitch on the Sportkompleks Abdysh-Ata - home o Abdish-Ata Kant, a local soccer team - which indicates Kant's commitment tae mak it possible for fitbaa tae thrive in Kyrgyzstan.

Coordinates: 42°53′N 74°51′E / 42.883°N 74.850°E / 42.883; 74.850

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