Nukus District

Nukus District
Location of Nukus District in Qoraqalpog’iston.png
Country Uzbekistan
Autonomous RepublicKarakalpakstan
 • Total940 km2 (360 sq mi)
 • Total51,900
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (UZT)

Nukus District (Uzbek: Nukus tumani, Karakalpak: Nókis rayonı) is a district of Karakalpakstan in Uzbekistan. Population 41,890 (1989). The capital lies at the town Oqmangʻit.[1] The city of Nukus is not part of the district. Its area is 940 km2 (360 sq mi)[2] and it had 51,900 inhabitants in 2022.[3]

There are one town (Oqmangʻit) and six rural communities (Arbashi, Baqanshaqli, Kerder, Samanbay, Taqirkoʻl, Krantau).[1]

Largely an agricultural district, the Korakalpoktomat enterprise, active in the area uses drip irrigation methods in cotton growing. Due to this, the crop capacity reaches 70 centners per hectare, which is among the country's highest figures.


  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.

Coordinates: 42°35′56″N 59°32′04″E / 42.59889°N 59.53444°E / 42.59889; 59.53444

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