Provinces of kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is divided into seven provinces (singular: област - oblast, plural: областтар - oblasttar). The capital, Bishkek, is administratively an independent city (shaar), as well as being the capital of Chuy Province. Osh also has shaar status.

The provinces, with their areas, census populations and capitals, are as follows:

No. Name Kyrgyz Russian ISO Capital Area (km²) Population (1999) Population (2009) Population (2012)[1]
1 Bishkek City Бишкек шаар Город Бишкек KG-GB Bishkek 127.3 787,700 865,100 874,400
2 Batken Province Баткен областы Баткенская область KG-B Batken 17,023.9 380,200 380,300 448,900
3 Chuy Province Чүй областы Чуйская область KG-C Bishkek 18,684.4 772,200 790,500 822,600
4 Jalal-Abad Province Жалалабат областы Джалал-Абадская область KG-J Jalal-Abad 33,647.5 869,500 938,600 1,054,300
5 Naryn Province Нарын областы Нарынская область KG-N Naryn 46,706.9 248,700 245,300 264,900
6 Osh Province Ош областы Ошская область KG-O Osh 29,165.1 940,600 1,000,000 1,147,700
7 Talas Province Талас областы Таласская область KG-T Talas 11,445.9 200,300 219,600 235,300
8 Issyk Kul Province Ысык-Көл областы Иссык-Кульская область KG-Y Karakol 43,114.0 415,500 425,100 448,000
9 Osh City Ош шаар Город Ош KG-GO Osh 236,000 243,200 255,800
Totals 199,945.0 4,850,700 5,107,700 5,551,900

Each province is further divided into raions (districts), administered by government-appointed officials. Rural communities (aiyl okmotus) consisting of up to twenty small settlements have their own elected mayors and councils.

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