Hotan Prefecture

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Hotän Prefecture
和田地区 · خوتەن ۋىلايىتى
Prefecture
Hotan City
Hotan City
Hotan prefecture (red) in Xinjiang (orange)
Hotan prefecture (red) in Xinjiang (orange)
Country People's Republic of China
Region Xinjiang
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website Hotan(Hetian) Prefecture Government

The Hotan Prefecture (Chinese: 和田地区; pinyin: Hétián Dìqū; Uyghur: خوتەن ۋىلايىتى; Xoten Wilayiti; Hotən Vilayiti)[1] is located in the south-western part of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, bordering the Tibet Autonomous Region to the south. It is sometimes (unofficially) spelled as Khotan.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The Hotan Prefecture is divided into one county-level city and seven counties:

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# Name Simplified Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Uyghur (UEY) Uyghur Latin (ULY) Population (2010 Census) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Hotan 和田市 Hétián Shì خوتەن شەھىرى Hoten Shehiri 322,300 466 691.63
2 Hotan County 和田县 Hétián Xiàn خوتەن ناھىيىسى Hoten Nahiyisi 269,941 41,403 6.51
3 Moyu [Karakax] County 墨玉县 Mòyù Xiàn قاراقاش ناھىيىسى Qaraqash Nahiyisi 500,114 25,789 19.39
4 Pishan [Guma] County 皮山县 Píshān Xiàn گۇما ناھىيىسى Guma Nahiyisi 258,210 39,742 6.49
5 Lop County 洛浦县 Luòpǔ Xiàn لوپ ناھىيىسى Lop Nahiyisi 232,916 14,314 16.27
6 Qira County 策勒县 Cèlè Xiàn چىرا ناھىيىسى Chira Nahiyisi 147,050 31,688 4.64
7 Yutian [Keriya] County 于田县 Yútián Xiàn كېرىيە ناھىيىسى Kériye Nahiyisi 249,899 39,095 6.39
8 Minfeng [Niya] County 民丰县 Mínfēng Xiàn نىيە ناھىيىسى Niye Nahiyisi 33,932 56,760 0.59

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The official spelling is "Hotan" according to Zhōngguó dìmínglù 中国地名录 (Beijing, SinoMaps Press 中国地图出版社 1997); ISBN 7-5031-1718-4; p. 304.

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Coordinates: 37°07′N 79°55′E / 37.117°N 79.917°E / 37.117; 79.917