OSH REGION

Key industries: Tourism

29.2
thsd. sq. km

1314.1
mln. people.

Population

37.2
bln. KGS

GRP

Osh region is the second largest in the Kyrgyz Republic with a population estimated at 1,341,100. It is located in the southern part of the country. It is bounded by (clockwise) Jalal-Abad Region, Naryn Region, Xinjiang, China, Tajikistan, Batken Region, and Uzbekistan. The climate is moderate, warm, and wet, which in its turn creates favorable conditions for agricultural activities. Osh region is very attractive for tourists since it has numerous historical and natural sites that have world-wide recognition and most of which are under protection of such international organizations as UNESCO.
The region consists of 7 districts:

  • Uzgen District – Uzgen.
  • Kara-Suu District – Kara-Suu.
  • Aravan District – Aravan.
  • Nookat District – Aski-Nookat.
  • Chong-Alay District – Daroot-Korgon.
  • Alay District – Gulcha.
  • Kara-Kulja District – Kara-Kulja.

Region in numbers

1314.1
mln. people..

resident population

664
thsd. people..

men

650
thsd. people..

women

Regional economy

280,8
mln. dol. USA

IMPORT

50,1
mln. dol. USA

EXPORT

Industry

491

small enterprises

23

medium enterprises

2895

Number of workers small enterprises

972

Number of workers medium enterprises

6,573.1
Industrial output (mln. KGS)

Processing Industry
20172018
Mining1652.12192.1
Manufacturing industries2105.83254.2
Providing electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning9521029.1
Water supply, cleaning, waste treatment and secondary raw materials87.997.7

7,482.2
Mln. KGS

Investments in fixed assets (in actual prices, mln. KGS)
20172018
Local budget funds304 352.5
Funds of enterprises677.32718.9
Funds of the population 2811.52659.7
Republican budget funds1388.21088.1
Bank loans of the KR resident11.70
Foreign loan funds268.637.1
Foreign grant and humanitarian aid264.6625.8
Mineral resources
20172018
Coal116157.0127347.8
Brown coal (lignite)534151.7579437.9
Limestone and gypsum, ths.378.0624.5
Rock salt (extracted by dry method)633.2654.5
Granules, crumb and powder from stone, pebbles, gravel, crushed stone322316.1333415.6
Marble and limestone for monuments, decoration or construction85592.282543.8
Natural sands173342.5180355.7

Infrastructure

Highway

Highway M41 goes south over the mountains from Osh to the Tajik border. At Sary-Tash a branch goes east to the Chinese border crossing at Irkeshtam. The other main road goes west through the flat country to Batken Region.