Peyziwat County

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Jiashi (Payzawat) County
پەيزاۋات ناھىيىسى
伽师县
County
Location of the county
Location of the county
Country China
Province Xinjiang
Prefecture-level divisions Kashgar Prefecture
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Jiashi (Payzawat) County or Peyziwat County (Uyghur: پەيزاۋات ناھىيىسى‎, ULY: Peyzavat Nahiyesi, UYY: Pəyzavat Nah̡iyisi? Chinese: 伽师县 pinyin: Gāshīxiàn) (also sometimes spelled as Faizabad or Fayzawat) is a county level administration of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of Kashgar Prefecture. It contains an area of 6,528 km². According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 320,000. The administrative center of Peyzawat County is a village of the same name.

History[edit]

Peyziwat County was established in July 1902. [1] In 1981 there was a brief pro-independence rebellion in the county staged by Uyghur activists.[2] In 1997 there were a series of deadly earthquakes in the county.

The region is also sometimes called "Faizabad" in historic literature.[3][4]

External links[edit]

Map of Payzawat at Google Maps

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peyziwat County. Kashgar Government.
  2. ^ Dillon, Michael (2004). Xinjiang: China's Muslim far northwest. Routledge. pp. 59–60. 
  3. ^ Reginald C. F. Schomberg and Matthew Arnold (1930). "The Climatic Conditions of the Tarim Basin". The Geographical Journal 75 (4): 318. doi:10.2307/1784816. 
  4. ^ Michell, John; Valikhanov, Chokan Chingisovich; Venyukov, Mikhail Ivanovich (1865), The Russians in Central Asia: their occupation of the Kirghiz steppe and the line of the Syr-Daria : their political relations with Khiva, Bokhara, and Kokan : also descriptions of Chinese Turkestan and Dzungaria; by Capt. Valikhanof, M. Veniukof and [others]. Translated by John Michell, Robert Michell, E. Stanford, p. 152 

Coordinates: 39°29′18″N 76°42′45″E / 39.48833°N 76.71250°E / 39.48833; 76.71250