Wensu County

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Wensu County
ئونسۇ ناھىيىسى
温宿县
County
Location of Wensu county within Xinjiang
Location of Wensu county within Xinjiang
Country China
Province Xinjiang
Prefecture-level divisions Aksu Prefecture
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

The Wensu (Onsu) County (Chinese: 温宿县, Uyghur: ئونسۇ ناھىيىسى‎, ULY: Onsu Nahiyisi, UYY: Onsu Nah̡iyisi?) is a county in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Aksu Prefecture. It contains an area of 14,309 km2. According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 210,000.

The toponym Wensu (温宿) had appeared in historical records of the Western Han Dynasty of China as one of the 36 states in the Western Regions.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "新疆各市县名称演变考议" by 贺灵

Coordinates: 41°15′N 80°14′E / 41.250°N 80.233°E / 41.250; 80.233