Location of the county
|Prefecture-level divisions||Altay Prefecture|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Burqin County (Chinese: 布尔津县; pinyin: Bù'ěrjīn Xiàn; Uyghur: بۇرچىن ناھىيىسى; Kazakh: بۋىرشىن اۋدانى ), is a county in the Xinjiang region of China and is under the administration of the Kazakh autonomous area of Altay Prefecture. It has an area of 10,362 km² with a population of 70,000. The postcode is 836600.
Burqin County is located in the northernmost part of Xinjiang. Its county seat, which is called Burqin Town (布尔津镇) is situated at the confluence of the Irtysh and its right tributary, the Burqin River. Most of the county is within the Burqin River basin, which reaches into the Altai Mountains on Xinjiang's border with Mongolia and Russia. The Kanas Lake is located in the northern part of the county, on the border with the Habahe County.
The Burqin Shankou Dam is under construction on the Burqin River at . This is a concrete arch dam 94 m tall; the dam's hydroelectric plant will generate 220 Megawatt of power. The construction work started in July 2009, with the expected completion date in June 2013.
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- Google Maps. As of Oct 2013, the satellite view (probably a year or more old) shows the construction site, with a small temporary dam a bit upstream of the point where the permanent dam is being built.
- 中国水电中标新疆布尔津山口水利枢纽大坝工程 (China Hydro bids on the construction project of the Burqin Shankou Dam Complex in Xinjiang), 2009-07-31
- [eco2data.com/project/Burqin-River-Chonghuer-Hydropower-Project-in-Xinjiang-Uygur-Autonomous-Region-54319 Burqin River Chonghuer Hydropower Project in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region]