Kyzyl (Tuvan and _ru. Кызы́л) is a city, and is the capital of the Tuva Republic,
Russia. The name of the city means "red" in Tuvan (as well as in many other Turkic languages). Population: 105,931 (2004 est.); 104,105 (2002 Census). Kyzyl is served by Kyzyl Airport.
Kyzyl claims to be located exactly in the geographical center of
Asia(coordinates coord|51|43|11|N|94|26|18|E|display=inline,title). Whether these coordinates are in fact the center of Asia is disputed. However, there is a monument labelled "Centre of Asia" in English, Russian, and Tuvan which asserts this claim. Tos-Bulakis the area of open fields and mineral springs which lies immediately south of Kyzyl.
Kyzyl is located where the
Yenisei Rivermeets the Little Yenisey Riverto form the Upper Yenisey. [cite web
accessdate=2007-07-30] Most development is south of the river and follow the curves of the river, with the highest development centered where the two headstreams of the Yenisei, the Bolshoi Yenisei and the Malyy Yenisei, meet. A monument was built in 1964 on the river bank to mark this.
Buildings of cultural and political importance in Kyzyl include the Tuvan Parliament building, the National Theater, and a Khoomei center (officially, the International Scientific Center "Khoomei") dedicated to studying and teaching
khoomei, Tuvan throatsinging.
Kyzyl was founded in 1914 as Belotsarsk ( _ru. Белоца́рск). In 1918, the town was renamed Khem-Beldyr ( _ru. Хем-Белды́р), and in 1926—Kyzyl.
In the late 1980s, Kyzyl was visited by
Ralph Leighton, who had made it a quest to reach Tuva with his friend, the Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. Though Feynman died before they reached Tuva, the journey is chronicled in " Tuva or Bust"!.
The film "
Genghis Blues" chronicles the pilgrimage of a blind blues performer, Paul Pena, who learned Tuvan throat singingby listening to his shortwaveradio, to compete in the Tuvan throat singing competition.
In September 2004 Kyzyl celebrated its 90th anniversary as a city and the 60th anniversary of Tuva joining the
The city primarily provides motor transport services. Manufacturing plants include brickyards, sawmills, furniture manufacturing, and food-processing plants. [cite web
* [http://www.monkeyc.org/russia/tuva/kyzyl/kyzyl01.html Photo slideshow of Kyzyl]
* [http://gov.tuva.ru/turizm/images/map/Kyzyl_~1.gifDetailed map]
* [http://www.fotuva.org/history/proctor.html History of the Centre of Asia Marker]
* [http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/36944.html Weather]
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