Ala-Archa River

Ala-Archa River (Ала-Арча дарыясы)
Ala-Archa River
Country Kyrgyzstan
Region Chuy Province
District Alamudun District
 - right Kashka-Suu River
City Bishkek
Mouth Chu River
 - coordinates KG 43°03′44″N 74°38′18″E / 43.0623°N 74.6382°E / 43.0623; 74.6382Coordinates: KG 43°03′44″N 74°38′18″E / 43.0623°N 74.6382°E / 43.0623; 74.6382
Length 78 km (48 mi)
Basin 233 km2 (90 sq mi)

The Ala-Archa River (Kyrgyz: Ала-Арча ) is a river flowing through Alamudun District of Chuy Province of Kyrgyzstan. It rises on the northern slopes of Kyrgyz Ala-Too and flows north to enter the Chu River in Chuy Valley. The Ala-Archa River is 78 kilometres (48 mi) long and has a basin area of 233 square kilometres (90 sq mi).[1] Its water comes mostly from glaciers and snow.[2]


The river runs through Ala Archa National Park and through Bishkek. Other settlements in the river basin are Kashka-Suu, Baitik, Orto Say, Tash-Debe and Mayevka.


  1. Basic hydrological information about rivers of Chu River basin (in Russian)
  2. Чүй облусу:Энциклопедия [Encyclopedia of Chuy Oblast] (in Kyrgyz and Russian). Bishkek: Chief Editorial Board of Kyrgyz Encyclopedia. 1994. p. 718. ISBN 5-89750-083-5.
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