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Kyrgyz Republic Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 4,908   Population 2000 (UN '000) 4,921
Area (km2) 184,763   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 58
Number of Administrative Units 55   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 89
Number of Urban Extents 49   Number of Settlement Points 97

Kyrgyz Republic Details

Continent Asia
Country Name Kyrgyz Republic
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Oblast
Level2 Type Rayon
Number of Units 55
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 89
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 1999
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 4,288
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 4,457
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 4,908
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 4,395
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 4,562
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 4,921
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 184,763
Average Input Resolution (km) 58
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 97
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 765,979
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,293
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 20,266
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 49
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 1,453
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 4
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 94
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 4,616
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,437,720
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,173
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 57,118
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 2,798,782
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 3%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 57%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 34%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 51
Regression-estimated Extents 23
Digital Chart of the World 11
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
1999 National Population Census of the Kyrgyz Republic, National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Australian Centre of the Asian Spatial Information and Analysis Network (ACASIAN).
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
Kyrgyz Republic 1st National Census, 1999, National Statistical Committee Of The Kyrgyz Republic, UN Statistical Library
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
Map, NIMA, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Cities and urban-type localities, officially designated as such, usually according to criteria based on the number of inhabitants and pre-dominance of non-agricultural workers and their families.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Population estimates were reallocated from Alaiskii into the new administrative units of Chon Alai and Alay by based on the 1999 population distribution within these two units. The populations of Jumgal and Jaiyl were extrapolated back from 1999 to 1995 and 1990 using United Nations population growth rates to correspond with boundary changes. The administrative units of Kara-Balty and Cholpon-Ata (ad.gors.) were missing from the 1999 population data. To include them, their 1995 population values were extrapolated to 1999 using UN national growth rates.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
The administrative unit of Alaiskii split into the two units of Chon Alai and Alay between 1989 and 1999. In order to create a set of matching boundaries between the two time periods, a boundary line was digitized in Alaiskii and the two units were renamed Chon Alai and Alay. The administrative units of Kantskii and Issyk-Atinskii merged to form Isyk-Ata between 1989 and 1999. The two were therefore aggregated in the shapefile. Part of the administrative unit Jumgal (previously called Dzhumgalskii) was split off and added to Jaiyl. In order to reflect this change, a line was digitized into Jumgal using SALB boundaries as a reference.