Talas Region

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Talas Province in Kyrgyzstan
Talas Region
Талас областы
Таласская область
Caipital: Talas
Aurie: 11,400 km²
Population: 219,800 (2009)
Population density: 19 /km²
ISO 3166-2: KG-T

Talas Region (Kyrgyz: Талас областы) is a province (oblast) o Kyrgyzstan. Its caipital is Talas. It is bordered on the wast an north bi Jambyl Province o Kazakhstan, on the east bi Chui Province, on the sooth bi Jalal-Abad Province an on the soothwast bi a finger o Uzbekistan. It is basically a U-shaped valley open tae the wast. The northren mairch is defined bi the Kyrgyz Ala-Too, which an aa form the soothren mairch o Chuy Province. At the eastren end, the Talas Ala-Too Range splits aff an marks the soothren border. The Talas River flows throu the centre o the valley. The main hieway (A361) enters frae the east ower the Ötmök Pass (closed in winter) an goes doun the valley tae Taraz in Kazakhstan. Near the mooth o the valley at Kyzyl-Adyr, ane road goes north toward Taraz an the ither sooth ower the Kara-Buura Pass tae Jalal-Abad Province. Afore unthirldom maist tred links wur wi Taraz. The historic Battle o Talas occurred here.

Basic Socio-Economic Indicators[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Population: 219,800 (assessment for 1 Januar 2009) includin 16.3% - urban, an 83.7% - rural population[1]
  • Employed population: 95,300 (2008) [2]
  • Registered Unemployed Population: 2,136 (2008)[3]
  • Export: 14.6 million US dollars (2008)[4]
  • Import: 193.3 million US dollars (2008) [4]
  • Direct Foreign Investments: 30,4 million US dollars (in 2008)[5]

Districts o Talas[eedit | eedit soorce]

Talas province is dividit admeenistratively intae 4 districts [6]:

District Caipital
Bakay-Ata District Bakay-Ata[7]
Kara-Buura District Kyzyl-Adyr
Manas District Pokrovka
Talas District Manas[8]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Laurence Mitchell, Kyrgyzstan, Bradt Traivel Guides, 2008