Wusu

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Wusu
乌苏市 · شيحۋ قالاسى · ۋۇسۇ شەھىرى
County-level city
Wusu CBD
Wusu CBD
Location of the county
Location of the county
Wusu is located in China
Wusu
Wusu
Location within China
Coordinates: 44°27′N 84°38′E / 44.450°N 84.633°E / 44.450; 84.633Coordinates: 44°27′N 84°38′E / 44.450°N 84.633°E / 44.450; 84.633
Country China
Province Xinjiang
Prefecture Tacheng Prefecture
Area
 • Total 14,394 km2 (5,558 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 210,000
 • Density 15/km2 (38/sq mi)

Wsu (Sixw) (Uyghur: ۋۇسۇ; simplified Chinese: 乌苏; traditional Chinese: 烏蘇; pinyin: Wūsū; also known as Usu; Kazakh: وسۋ) is a county-level city with more than 100,000 residents in Xinjiang, China. It is a part of Tacheng Prefecture of Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture. Oil-production is a major part of the economy while the county is an oasis in the Dzungarian Basin. Wusu lies between the major cities of Bole and Shihezi in Northern Xinjiang and west of Urumqi and Kuitun, south of Karamay.

Transport[edit]

Wusu is served by China National Highway 312, the Northern Xinjiang and the Second Ürümqi-Jinghe Railways.