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Tokmok (Kyrgyz: Токмок, lit. 'hammer'; Russian: Токмак, romanized: Tokmak) is a city in the Chüy Valley, northern Kyrgyzstan, east of the country's capital of Bishkek, with a population of 71,443 in 2021. Its elevation is 816 m above sea level. From 2003 to 2006, it was the administrative seat of Chüy Region. Just to the north is the river Chu and the border with Kazakhstan.
|Coordinates: 42°50′N 75°17′E|
|• Mayor||Anvarbek Omorkanov (since May 2012)|
|• Total||41 km2 (16 sq mi)|
|Elevation||816 m (2,677 ft)|
|• Density||1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+6 (KGT)|
Tokmok was established as a northern military outpost of the Khanate of Kokand c.1830. Thirty years later, it fell to the Russians who demolished the fort. The modern town was founded in 1864 by Major-General Mikhail Chernyayev.
Tokmok is a district-level city of regional significance within Chüy Region. Although the city is surrounded by the region's Chüy District, it is not a part of it. Its total area is 41 km2 (16 sq mi).