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|Wushi (Uqturpan) County
Location of the county
|Prefecture-level divisions||Aksu Prefecture|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Uqturpan (Wushi) County or Uchturpan County (Chinese: 乌什县; Pinyin: Wūshí Xiàn; Uyghur: ئۇچتۇرپان ناھىيىسى, ULY: Uchturpan Nahiyisi, UYY: Uqturpan Nah̡iyisi?) is a county in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Aksu Prefecture. According to the 2002 census, it has an area of 9,012 km² with a population of 180,000.
Historically, Uchturpan is known for the anti-Qing uprising of the local Turkic (later "Uyghur") people there in 1776. During the turmoil, many fled, and the thousands who remained were killed by Sino-Manchu forces. Later, the area was repopulated by migrants from what is now Southern Xinjiang.
- Laura J. Newby, "'Us and Them' in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Xinjiang," in Ildikó Bellér-Hann, et al., eds., Situating the Uyghurs between China and Central Asia (2007), p. 26.
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