Yanqi Hui Autonomous County

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Location of Yanqi County (pink) and Bayin'gholin Prefecture (yellow) within Xinjiang
Mosque in the city center of Yanqi
Kaidu River (开都河), ancient name Liusha River (流沙河), in the city center of Yanqi

Yanqi Hui Autonomous County (simplified Chinese: 焉耆回族自治县; traditional Chinese: 焉耆回族自治縣; pinyin: Yānqí Huízú Zìzhìxiàn; Xiao'erjing: یًاٿِ خُوِذُو ذِجِشِیًا; Uyghur: يەنجى خۇيزۇ ئاپتونوم ناھىيىسى‎) is an autonomous county in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Bayin'gholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture. It contains an area of 2,429 km2. According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 120,000.

The Qigexing Buddhist Temple Ruins are located in Yanqi County, about 25–30 km southwest of the town of Yanqi.

Administrative division[edit]

The autonomous county contains 4 towns and 4 townships:

Towns:

Townships:

In addition, there three state owned operations in the county (2000):

History[edit]

See Karasahr.

Coordinates: 42°04′N 86°34′E / 42.067°N 86.567°E / 42.067; 86.567