Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture

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K̂izilsu Prefecture
克孜勒苏州 · قىزىلسۇ ئوبلاستى · كىزىلسۋ وبلاستى
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
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 克孜勒蘇柯爾克孜自治州
Simplified Chinese 克孜勒苏柯尔克孜自治州
Uyghur name
Uyghur
قىزىلسۇ قىرغىز ئاپتونوم ئوبلاستى
Kyrgyz name
Kyrgyz كىزىلسۋ كىزگىز اۆتونومييالى وبلاستى
Kızılsuu Kırgız avtonom oblastı

Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture 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.

Kizilsu mcp.png
# Name Simplified Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Uyghur (UEY) Uyghur Latin (ULY) Kyrgyz (Arabic script) Kyrgyz Latin transcription Population (2010 Census) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Artux 阿图什市 Ātúshí Shì ئاتۇش شەھىرى Atush Shehiri ارتىش شاارى Artış şaarı 240,368 15,698 15.31
2 Akto County 阿克陶县 Ākètáo Xiàn ئاقتو ناھىيىسى Aqto Nahiyisi ﺍﻗﺘﻮﻭ وودانى Aqtoo oodanı 199,065 24,555 8.10
3 Akqi County 阿合奇县 Āhéqí Xiàn ئاقچى ناھىيىسى Aqchi Nahiyisi اقچئي وودانى Aqçiy oodanı 38,876 11,545 3.36
4 Wuqia [Ulugqat] County 乌恰县 Wūqià Xiàn ئۇلۇغچات ناھىيىسى Ulughchat Nahiyisi ۇلۇۇچات وودانى Uluuçat oodanı 47,261 19,118 2.47

Demographics[edit]

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

Kyrgyz in China[edit]

Kyrgyz in China

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%
Kyrgyz woman at the Kizilsu market.

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