Kegeyli District

Kegeyli District
Location of Kegeyli District in Qoraqalpog’iston.png
Country Uzbekistan
Autonomous RepublicKarakalpakstan
CapitalKegeyli
Area
 • Total920 km2 (360 sq mi)
Population
 (2022)
 • Total73,600
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (UZT)

Kegeyli District (Uzbek: Kegeyli tumani, Karakalpak: Kegeyli rayonı) is a district of Karakalpakstan in Uzbekistan. The capital lies at the town Kegeyli.[1] Its area is 920 km2 (360 sq mi)[2] and it had 73,600 inhabitants in 2022.[3]

Etymology

The origin of Kegeyli is associated with the Kegeyli canal, which flows through the town itself and through the district of Kegeyli also. Both sides of this canal are called Kegeyli because they were surrounded by kegay trees and turquoise. This was later generalized to the town.

History

Kegeyli district was created in 2004 by the merger of former Boʻzatov district and former Kegeyli district. This merger was effected by Resolution 598-II of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan (11 February 2004) and Resolution 225 of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan (11 May 2004), which abolished Boʻzatov district and created the enlarged Kegeyli district.[4] In 2019 it lost part of its territory to the re-established Boʻzatov District.[5]

Locations

As of 2021 the district contains one city (Xalqobod), one town (Kegeyli) and eight rural communities (Obad, Aktuba, Janabazar, Jalpak jap, Kok Ozek, Kumshunkul, Juzim bagʻ, Iyshan kala).[1]

Population

Most of the population is Karakalpak, but there are also Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Tatars, Koreans, Russians and others. In average there are 62 people per km2. The urban population is 33,800 as of 2000.[6]

Economy

In shirkat farms, mainly cotton is cultivated. About 18,000 pieces of cattle, 18,000 sheep and 10 camels are fed in district and private farms.

References

  1. ^ a b "Classification system of territorial units of the Republic of Uzbekistan" (in Uzbek and Russian). The State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on statistics. July 2020.
  2. ^ "Qoraqalpog'iston Respublikasining ma'muriy-hududiy bo'linishi" [Administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Karakalpakstan] (PDF) (in Uzbek). Karakalpakstan Republic department of statistics.
  3. ^ "Hududlar bo'yicha shahar va qishloq aholisi soni" [Urban and rural population by district] (PDF) (in Uzbek). Karakalpakstan Republic department of statistics.
  4. ^ "Qaraqalpaqstan Respublikasi' Ministrler Ken'esi". sovminrk.gov.uz. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  5. ^ "About creation of Boʻzatov district of the Republic of Karakalpakstan" (in Uzbek). 5 September 2019.
  6. ^ OʻzME. Birinchi jild. Tashkent. 200.

Coordinates: 42°46′32″N 59°36′37″E / 42.775651°N 59.610228°E / 42.775651; 59.610228


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