Uqturpan County

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Wushi (Uqturpan) County
ئۇچتۇرپان ناھىيىسى
乌什县
County
Location of the county
Location of the county
Country China
Province Xinjiang
Prefecture-level divisions Aksu Prefecture
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Uqturpan (Wushi) County or Uchturpan County (Chinese: 乌什县; Uyghur: ئۇچتۇرپان ناھىيىسى‎, ULY: Uchturpan Nahiyisi, UYY: Uqturpan Nah̡iyisi?) is a county in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region under the administration of Aksu Prefecture. It has an area of 9,012 square kilometres (3,480 sq mi) and as of the 2002 census a population of 180,000.

History[edit]

Uchturpan is best known for the anti-Qing uprising of the local Turkic (later "Uyghur") people in 1765. Legend says that a local rebel leader was married to Iparhan, known as the "Fragrant Concubine" a descendant of Apaq Khoja. 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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.

Coordinates: 41°12′50″N 79°13′23″E / 41.21389°N 79.22306°E / 41.21389; 79.22306