Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture

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Kizilsu Prefecture
克孜勒苏州
Autonomous prefectures
克孜勒苏柯尔克孜自治州

قىزىلسۇ قىرغىز ئاپتونوم ئوبلاستى
كىزىلسۋ كىزگىز اۆتونومييالى وبلاستى
Yurt of the Kirghiz in Kizilsu
Yurt of the Kirghiz in Kizilsu
Kizilsu Prefecture (red) in Xinjiang (orange)
Kizilsu Prefecture (red) in Xinjiang (orange)
Country People's Republic of China
Region Xinjiang
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture (simplified Chinese: 克孜勒苏柯尔克孜自治州; traditional Chinese: 克孜勒蘇柯爾克孜自治州; pinyin: Kèzīlèsū Kē'ěrkèzī Zìzhìzhōu; Kyrgyz: كىزىلسۋ كىزگىز اۆتونومييالى وبلاستى; Uyghur: قىزىلسۇ قىرغىز ئاپتونوم ئوبلاستى‎, ULY: Qizilsu Qirghiz aptonom oblasti) is an autonomous prefecture of the People's Republic of China. It is located in the western part of Xinjiang. The prefecture has an area of 69,112 km2 (26,684 sq mi) and its capital is Artux. Kizilsu in the Kyrgyz language means "red water".

Subdivisions[edit]

Kizilsu directly controls 1 county-level city and 3 counties.

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# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Uyghur (UEY) Uyghur Latin (ULY) Kyrgyz (Arabic script) Kyrgyz Latin transcription Population (2003 est.) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Artux 阿图什市 Ātúshí Shì ئاتۇش شەھىرى Atush Shehiri ارتىش شاارى Artış şaarı 210,000 15,698 13
2 Akto County 阿克陶县 Ākètáo Xiàn ئاقتو ناھىيىسى Aqto Nahiyisi ﺍﻗﺘﻮﻭ وودانى Aqtoo oodanı 170,000 24,555 7
3 Akqi County 阿合奇县 Āhéqí Xiàn ئاقچى ناھىيىسى Aqchi Nahiyisi اقچئي وودانى Aqçiy oodanı 40,000 11,545 3
4 Wuqia [Ulugqat] County 乌恰县 Wūqià Xiàn ئۇلۇغچات ناھىيىسى Ulughchat Nahiyisi ۇلۇۇچات وودانى Uluuçat oodanı 50,000 19,118 3

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2000 census, Kizilsu has 439,688 inhabitants with a population density of 6.36 inhabitants per km².

Ethnic groups in Kizilsu, 2000 census[edit]

Nationality Population Percentage
Uyghur 281,306 63.98%
Kyrgyz 124,533 28.32%
Han 28,197 6.41%
Tajiks 4,662 1.06%
Hui 432 0.1%
Others 558 0.13%

Coordinates: 39°40′N 76°43′E / 39.667°N 76.717°E / 39.667; 76.717