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Shopokov (Kyrgyz: Шопоков; Roushie: Шопоков) is a toun in the Chuy Province o Kyrgyzstan. Awtho geographically locatit athin Sokuluk Destrict o that province an bein the de facto economic an cultural centre o the destrict, Shopokov is admeenistered separately frae the destrict.

Accordin tae a report bi the local authorities (undatit, but published some time atween 2003 an 2009), the toun's population wis 9,150.[1] Major ethnic groups wure Roushies (4906), Kyrgyz (2704), Ukrainians (752), an Germans (296).[1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The predecessor o the day's Shopokov Ceety wis an urban-type settlement named Krasnooktyabrsky (Краснооктябрьский, i.e. "Red October"), established in 1939 alang wi the construction o a sugar mill.[2] Shopokov wis incorporatit as a toun (город) an received its present name on Februar 25, 1985.[1]

The toun is named efter Duyshenkul Shopokov, ane o the 28 sodgers o Ivan Panfilov's Diveesion who wur reportit tae dee heroically on November 16, 1941 while defendin Moscow.[1]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Efter the dissolution o the Soviet Union, the sugar mill haes been privatized, an is still in operation.[2] Local industries an aa manufacture a variety o equipment for fuid-processin industry.[1]

Sources[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c d e Добро пожаловать в город Шопоков! Archived 2018-02-26 at the Wayback Machine (Welcome to Shopokov!) (in Roushie)
  2. a b DeYoung, Alan J.; Reeves, Madeleine; Valyayeva, Galina K. (2006), Surviving the transition?: case studies of schools and schooling in the Kyrgyz Republic since independence., IAP, pp. 31–32, ISBN 1593115121

Coordinates: 42°51′17″N 74°20′32″E / 42.85474°N 74.34217°E / 42.85474; 74.34217