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Table 1 General characteristics of the four rayons and household-specific statistics

From: Income diversification strategies among pastoralists in Central Asia: Findings from Kyrgyzstan

  Aktalaa Jumgal Kochkor Naryn
Population density per sq. km 4.8 8.2 9.1 5.6
Area sq. km 6407 5221 6407 7842
Unemployment in percent 8.1 12.3 7.3 10.2
Distance from rayon centre to the capital (km) 413 322 196 315
Household-level information
 Number of households interviewed 17 22 34 12
 Total animals (in LU, own and others) 6595 3256 16,586 5076
 Animals owned by household (in LU) 1427 1863 5619 1032
 Animals managed for others (in LU) 5168 1393 10,949 4047
 Mean livestock unit per household (in LU, others and own) 388 148 423 487
  1. Source: National Statistics Committee, author’s survey data