Kuytun

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This article is about the city in Xinjiang. For the inhabited localities in Russia, see Kuytun, Russia.
Küytün
奎屯市 · كۇيتۇن قالاسى · كۈيتۇن شەھىرى
County-level city
Location of Kuytun City (red) within Ili Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Location of Kuytun City (red) within Ili Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Küytün is located in Xinjiang
Küytün
Küytün
Location in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 44°25′N 85°00′E / 44.417°N 85.000°E / 44.417; 85.000
Country People's Republic of China
Region Xinjiang
Prefecture Ili (Kazakh)
Area
 • Total 1,171 km2 (452 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 300,000
 • Density 260/km2 (660/sq mi)

Kuytun or Kuitun (Chinese: 奎屯; pinyin: Kuítún) is a county-level city with about 285,000 residents (2000 census) in Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang. Kuitun is located between Wusu and Shihezi on the railway from Ürümqi to Kazakhstan, close to a desert.

The city was historically associated with the Seventh Agricultural Division of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, which had run it until 1975, and still continues to administer the county-level city's Tianbei New District.

Local industries include food processing and textile industries, as well as Kuitun Power Plant.

Transport[edit]

Kuytun is served by China National Highway 312. It is a railway junction for the Northern Xinjiang, Second Ürümqi-Jinghe and Kuytun-Beitun Railways.

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