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Pristan'-Przheval'sk

Pristan'-Przheval'sk
Pristan'-Przheval'sk is located in Kyrgyzstan
Pristan'-Przheval'sk
Pristan'-Przheval'sk
Coordinates:
Country Kyrgyzstan
Province Issyk Kul Province
Elevation 1,758 m (5,768 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 2,917
Time zone UTC +5

Pristan'-Przheval'sk is an urban-type settlement in the Issyk Kul Province of Kyrgyzstan. Administratively, it is part of the city Karakol. The town was named after the Russian geographer, Nikolai Mikhailovich Przhevalsky, who is buried nearby.[1] It lies 12km north west of Karakol.[2]

Kyrgyz and Dungans rebels attacked Przheval'sk during the 1916 Basmachi revolt.[3] This was met by repression and in Przheval'sk 70% of the Kyrgyz died along with 90% of their cattle.[4]

The current population is no greater than 5,000.[5]

References

  1. ^ Nikolai Mikhailovich Przhevalskii accessed 28 July 2010
  2. ^ Pristan-Przhevalsk accessed 28 July 2010
  3. ^ Islam in the Russian Federation and the Post Soviet Republics: a Historical perspective by Spyros Plakoudas, p 10
  4. ^ Islam in the Russian Federation and the Post Soviet Republics: a Historical perspective by Spyros Plakoudas, p 81
  5. ^ Collins Map accessed 28 July 2010
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