Aral, Xinjiang

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Aral
阿拉尔市 · ئارال شەھىرى
Sub-prefecture-level city
Aral (red) in Xinjiang province (orange) and China
Aral (red) in Xinjiang province (orange) and China
Coordinates: 40°30′56″N 81°15′49″E / 40.51556°N 81.26361°E / 40.51556; 81.26361
Country China
Province Xinjiang
Area
 • Total 5,258.739 km2 (2,030.410 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 166,205
 • Density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Aral, Ala'er or Alar (simplified Chinese: 阿拉尔; traditional Chinese: 阿拉爾; pinyin: Ālā'ěr; Uyghur: ئارال‎, ULY: Aral[1] is a sub-prefecture-level city in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, in the People's Republic of China. Aral in Uighur means "island."[2] Official spelling is 'Aral' but it is often written as 'Alar'.

This is the city of Tarim University, which was created to assist in the development of the area, that extends into the Taklamakan Desert. This has been achieved by irrigation. Aral has a population of 166,205 (2010).

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The official spelling is Aral, according to the Zhōngguó dìmínglù 中国地名录 (Beijing, SinoMaps Press 中国地图出版社 1997); ISBN 7-5031-1718-4; p. 1, 299.
  2. ^ http://www.uighurdictionary.com/cgi-bin/eudict_ud.pl

Coordinates: 40°30′56″N 81°15′49″E / 40.51556°N 81.26361°E / 40.51556; 81.26361