Altay Prefecture

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Altay Prefecture

阿勒泰地区
ئالتاي ۋىلايىتى
Black Irtysh river in Burqin County
Black Irtysh river in Burqin County
Altay Prefecture (red) in Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture (light red) and Xinjiang (orange)
Altay Prefecture (red) in Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture (light red) and Xinjiang (orange)
Coordinates: 47°00′N 88°22′E / 47.000°N 88.367°E / 47.000; 88.367Coordinates: 47°00′N 88°22′E / 47.000°N 88.367°E / 47.000; 88.367
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceXinjiang
Sub-provincialIli Prefecture
Area
 • Prefecture117,800 km2 (45,500 sq mi)
 • Urban
10,852 km2 (4,190 sq mi)
 • Metro
10,852 km2 (4,190 sq mi)
Population
(2010 census)
 • Prefecture603,280
 • Density5.1/km2 (13/sq mi)
 • Urban
216,890
 • Urban density20/km2 (52/sq mi)
 • Metro
216,890
 • Metro density20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
ISO 3166 codeCN-XJ-43
WebsiteAltay Prefecture Government
Altay Prefecture
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese阿勒泰地区
Traditional Chinese阿勒泰地區
Hanyu PinyinĀlètài Dìqū
Uyghur name
Uyghurئالتاي ۋىلايىتى
Kazakh name
Kazakhالتاي ايماعى
Altai' Ai'mag'y

Altay Prefecture is located in northern Xinjiang, People's Republic of China. It has an area of 118,015 km2 (45,566 sq mi) and a population of 561,667 (2000). It is a part of Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture. At the 2000 census, Altay was the only major subdivision of Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture with an ethnic Kazakh majority (about 51%). In 2007 it had a GDP of RMB 9.9 billion with a 12% growth rate. It is also shares international border with the neighboring Altai Republic, Russia.

Subdivisions[edit]

The prefecture is divided into 1 county-level city and 6 counties.

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# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Uyghur (UEY) Uyghur Latin (ULY) Kazakh (Arabic script) Kazakh Latin alphabet Population (2010 Census) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Altay 阿勒泰市 Ālètài Shì ئالتاي شەھىرى Altay Shehiri التاي قالاسى Altaı qalasy 190,064 10,852 17.51
2 Burqin County 布尔津县 Bù'ěrjīn Xiàn بۇرچىن ناھىيىسى Burchin Nahiyisi بۋىرشىن اۋدانى Býyrshyn aýdany 66,758 10,369 6.43
3 Fuyun County[1] 富蕴县 Fùyùn Xiàn كوكتوقاي ناھىيىسى Koktoqay Nahiyisi كوكتوعاي اۋدانى Kóktoǵaı aýdany 87,886 32,327 2.71
4 Fuhai County[1] 福海县 Fúhǎi Xiàn بۇرۇلتوقاي ناھىيىسى Burultoqay Nahiyisi بۋرىلتوعاي اۋدانى Buryltoǵaı aýdany 81,845 33,319 2.45
5 Habahe County[1] 哈巴河县 Hābāhé Xiàn قابا ناھىيىسى Qaba Nahiyisi قابا اۋدانى Qaba aýdany 82,507 8,186 10.07
6 Qinghe County[1] 青河县 Qīnghé Xiàn چىڭگىل ناھىيىسى Chinggil Nahiyisi شىڭگىل اۋدانى Shińgil aýdany 58,858 15,790 3.72
7 Jeminay County 吉木乃县 Jímùnǎi Xiàn جېمىنەي ناھىيىسى Jëminey Nahiyisi جەمەنەي اۋدانى Jemeneı aýdany 35,365 7,145 4.94

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d The official spelling according to Zhōngguó dìmínglù 中国地名录 (Beijing, SinoMaps Press 中国地图出版社 1997); ISBN 7-5031-1718-4