Jyrgalan River

Jyrgalan River (Жыргалаң дарыясы)
Country Kyrgyzstan
Region Issyk-Kul Province
District Ak-Suu District
Mouth Issyk Kul
 - elevation 1,600 m (5,249 ft)
 - coordinates KG 42°35′55″N 78°18′36″E / 42.59861°N 78.31000°E / 42.59861; 78.31000Coordinates: KG 42°35′55″N 78°18′36″E / 42.59861°N 78.31000°E / 42.59861; 78.31000
Length 99 km (62 mi)
Basin 2,070 km2 (799 sq mi)

The Jyrgalan River (Kyrgyz: Жыргалаң) is a river in Kyrgyzstan. It takes its rise on the north slopes of Teskey Ala-Too range and flows into Issyk Kul lake. The villages Jyrgalan and Ak-Suu are located near the river. With its 99 km (62 mi) the river is second longest river of the Issyk Kul basin. The river's catchment area of 2,070 square kilometres (800 sq mi) is the largest among rivers feeding Issyk Kul.[1]


  1. Иссык-Куль.Нарын:Энциклопедия [Encyclopedia of Issyk-Kul and Naryn Oblasts] (in Russian). Bishkek: Chief Editorial Board of Kyrgyz Soviet Encyclopedia. 1991. p. 512. ISBN 5-89750-009-6.

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