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Music-Drama Theatre in Kyzyl
Music-Drama Theatre in Kyzyl

Kyzyl (Tuvan and Russian: Кызы́л) is a city in Russia, capital of Tyva Republic. The name of the city means "red" in Tuvan (as well as in many other Turkic languages). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (690x800, 129 KB) Photographer: Philipp Roelli (2005) The creator of this image releases it under the GFDL File links The following pages link to this file: Kyzyl ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (690x800, 129 KB) Photographer: Philipp Roelli (2005) The creator of this image releases it under the GFDL File links The following pages link to this file: Kyzyl ... The Tuvan (Tuvan: Тыва дыл (Tyva dyl)), also known as Tuvinian, Tyvan, or Tuvin, is one of the Turkic languages. ... Tuva or Tyva (Russian: Республика Тыва [Тува], Respublika Tyva [Tuva]) (pop. ... The Turkic languages are a group of related languages that are spoken by a variety of peoples distributed across a vast area from Eastern Europe to Siberia and Western China with estimated 100-130 million native speakers. ...


Kyzyl claims to be located exactly in the geographical center of Asia (coordinates 51°44′N 94°26′E). 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. Supposedly a marker was originally placed somewhere in or near Kyzyl by a European explorer in the early twentieth century, although this is also uncertain. Asia is the largest and most populous of the Earths continents. ...


Kyzyl is situated on the Yenisei River. 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. The Yenisei (Енисе́й) is the greatest river system flowing to the Arctic Ocean, slightly shorter but with 1. ...


Buildings of cultural and political importance in Kyzyl include the Tuvan Parliament building, the National Theater, and a Khoomei center (offically, the International Scientific Center "Khoomei") dedicated to studying and teaching khoomei, Tuvan throatsinging. Khoomei (Tuvan language: Хөөмей, Mongolian:Khöömii, Simplified Chinese:呼麦, Traditional Chinese:呼麥), also spelled Xoomii, Xöömei, Xöömej, Khöömei, or Höömey, is a type of throat singing used in folk music from Tuva and Mongolia. ...


Kyzyl was founded in 1914 as Belotsarsk (Белоца́рск); in 1918 renamed Khem-Beldyr (Хем-Белды́р), and in 1926 renamed Kyzyl. 1914 (MCMXIV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In September 2004 Kyzyl celebrated its 90th anniversary as a city and the 60th anniversity of Tuva joining the Soviet Union.


2002 population—104,105. 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also

  • Tos-Bulak

Khuresh competition at the Naadym festival of 2005. ...

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Kyzyl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (234 words)
Kyzyl (Tuvan and Russian: Кызы́л) is a city in Russia, capital of Tyva Republic.
Kyzyl claims to be located exactly in the geographical center of Asia (coordinates 51°44′ N 94°26′ E).
Kyzyl was founded in 1914 as Belotsarsk (Белоца́рск); in 1918 renamed Khem-Beldyr (Хем-Белды́р), and in 1926 renamed Kyzyl.
Kyzyl - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (108 words)
Kyzyl (Russian: Кызы́л) is a city in Russia, capital of Tyva Republic.
Kyzyl is located exactly in the geographical center of Asia (coordinates 51°44′ N 94°26′ E (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=51_44_N_94_26_E_)).
It was founded in 1914 as Belotsarsk (Белоца́рск); in 1918 renamed Khem-Beldyr (Хем-Белды́р), and in 1926 renamed Kyzyl.
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