Regions and Cities of Kyrgyzstan
Регионы и независимые города Кыргызстана (Russian)
A clickable map of Kyrgyzstan exhibiting its provinces.OshBishkekBatken RegionOsh RegionJalal-Abad RegionNaryn RegionTalas RegionChüy RegionIssyk-Kul Region
A clickable map of Kyrgyzstan exhibiting its provinces.
CategoryUnitary state
LocationKyrgyz Republic
Number7 regions
2 independent cities
Populations(Regions): 247,200 (Talas) – 1,228,400 (Osh)
(Cities): 270,300 (Osh) - 937,400 (Bishkek)
Areas(Regions): 11,000 km2 (4,400 sq mi) (Talas) - 45,000 km2 (17,500 sq mi) (Naryn)
(Cities): 170.000 km2 (65.6374 sq mi) (Bishkek) - 160.000 km2 (61.7763 sq mi) (Osh) - 182.000 km2 (70.2706 sq mi)

Kyrgyzstan is divided into seven regions (Kyrgyz: облус, romanizedoblus; Russian: область, romanizedoblast).[1] The capital, Bishkek, is administered as an independent city of republican significance, as well as being the capital of Chüy Region. Osh also has independent city status since 2003.[2]

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

No. Name Capital Kyrgyz Russian ISO Area (km2) Population
(2022 census)[3]
1  Bishkek City Бишкек шаары
Bishkek shaary
Город Бишкек
Gorod Bishkek
KG-GB 160 1,098,448
2  Batken Region Batken Баткен облусу
Batken oblusu
Баткенская область
Batkenskaya oblast′
KG-B 17,048 558,652
3  Chüy Region Bishkek Чүй облусу
Chüy oblusu
Чуйская область
Chuyskaya oblast′
KG-C 19,895 985,430
4  Jalal-Abad Region Jalal-Abad Жалал-Абад облусу
Jalal-Abad oblusu
Джалал-Абадская область
Dzhalal-Abadskaya oblast′
KG-J 32,418 1,282,253
5  Naryn Region Naryn Нарын облусу
Naryn oblusu
Нарынская область
Narynskaya oblast′
KG-N 44,160 294,311
6 Osh Region Osh[a] Ош облусу
Osh oblusu
Ошская область
Oshskaya oblast′
KG-O 28,934 1,414,670
7  Talas Region Talas Талас облусу
Talas oblusu
Таласская область
Talasskaya oblast′
KG-T 13,406 274,029
8  Issyk-Kul Region Karakol Ысык-Көл облусу
Ysyk-Köl oblusu
Иссык-Кульская область
Issyk-Kulskaya oblast′
KG-Y 43,735 505,901
9  Osh City[a] Ош шаары
Osh shaary
Город Ош
Gorod Osh
KG-GO 182 333,629

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

See also


  1. ^ a b Osh serves as both the capital of the Osh Region and as an independent city.


  1. ^ "Kyrgyzstan Brief statistical handbook 2018-2020" (DOC). National Statistics Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic. May 2021. p. 7.
  2. ^ Law 11 June 2003 No. 97
  3. ^ "GoeHive - Kyrgyzstan population". Retrieved 2023-03-05.