«Barak ail of Kara-Su district of
Kyrgyzstan is an exclave completely surrounded by Uzbek territory. It is
settled by 627 citizens, all of them are Kyrgyz people.
In order to go to Barak, you must pass the four kilometre zone of the
Uzbek land: here the old way is situated, but near the Uzbek border this
way is dug up so, that nobody can pass. After 250 meters travellers are
“hospitably” met by the Uzbek armed frontier guard.» Jumagulov
departament of BBC.
«There exists a tiny Kyrgyz village, Barak,
in the Fergana Valley region where Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
meet. The village is surrounded by Uzbek territory and located between the
cities of Margilan and Fergana» (Palmberg.)
Ministers Agreed On Land Swap
Kyrgyz-Uzbek Enclave Problems
Text of Kyrgyz-Uzbek memorandum on Sokh
village of Barak is located on 40°40' N 72° 46' E. It is no geographical
exclave, but is surrounded by Uzbekistan in south, west and north. The use
of the term "exclave" may have been a misunderstanding due to
its location, relatively far from other Kyrgyz villages in the region.
possibility is that it is referred to an ethnic exclave. Anyway as it in
January 2012 still has not been found on any map it is not likely this
exclave still is alive.