of them is around the village of Vorukh is surrounded by Kyrgyz
territory, and south of the mountain
Ak-Tash (3058 m).
The area of the exclave
is 130 km˛. Estimates of population vary between 23,000 and 29,000. 95%
Tajiks and 5% Kyrgyz.
Economy is based on agriculture and
gardening (irrigated by the Karavshin river), while substantial part of
the male population works in markets in Russia selling fruit and
vegetables. Enclave knew land and water-related ethnic tensions between
Tajiks and Kyrgyz from nearby Samarkandek in 1989, 1993 and 1999.
(Kyrgyzstan Development Gateway.)