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About Karakol

Karakol, formerly Przhevalsk, is the fourth largest city in Kyrgyzstan, near the eastern tip of Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan, about 150 km from the Kyrgyzstan-China border and 380 km from the capital Bishkek. It is the administrative capital of Issyk-Kul Region. Its area is 44 km2, and its resident population was 66,294 in 2009 (both including Pristan'-Przheval'sk). To the north, on highway A363, is Tyup and to the southwest Jeti-Ögüz resort.

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