Chirchiq also spelled as Chirchik ( ; ) is a city (1999 pop. 145,600) in Toshkent Province, Uzbekistan, about 32 km northeast of Tashkent, along the Chirciq River. Chirchiq lies in the Chatkal Mountains.
It is located at latitude 41° 28' 8N; longitude 69° 34' 56E, 582 meters above sea level.
The city was founded in 1935, when several local villages grew together as a consequence of the construction of a hydroelectric power station on the Chirchiq River.
Chirchiq is in the middle of an intensively cultivated area, producing mainly vegetables and fruits, including melons and grapes. A large electrochemical works produces fertilizer for the region's collective farms. Chirchiq's industries also include the production of ferroalloys and machinery for the agricultural and chemical industries.
Chirchiq is also a major winter recreation area in the Tashkent Province. There is a ski resort near the city, named Chimgan, that attract tourists from throughout Central Asia and Russia. A water diversion on the Chirchiq River just outside the city provides the major source of drinking water for Tashkent and other cities to the south.Demography.
The main ethnicity is Uzbek, then Kazakh (75 % both).
The best and most popular school with an English learning bias is School #9.Category:Populated places in Uzbekistan
Category:Cities and towns built in the Soviet Union