Artux

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Artux
阿图什市ارتىش شاارىئاتۇش شەھىرى
(Chinese) • (Uyghur) • (Kyrgyz)
County-level city
Artux is located in Xinjiang
Artux
Artux
Location in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 39°42′0″N 76°09′15.79″E / 39.70000°N 76.1543861°E / 39.70000; 76.1543861Coordinates: 39°42′0″N 76°09′15.79″E / 39.70000°N 76.1543861°E / 39.70000; 76.1543861
Country China
province Xinjiang
Prefecture Kizilsu (Kirghiz)
Area
 • Total 15,698 km2 (6,061 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 210,000
 • Density 13/km2 (35/sq mi)

Artux, Atush or Atushi (simplified Chinese: 阿图什; traditional Chinese: 阿圖什; pinyin: Ātúshí, Xiao'erjing: اَتُشِ; Uyghur: ئاتۇش, Атуш‎, ULY: Atush, UYY: Atux?; Kyrgyz: ارتىش, Артыш, Artış) is a county-level city in Xinjiang. The area is 15,509 km² and the total population is 200,000 (2002). Artux is the seat of Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture.

Geography amd climate[edit]

It is situated in the northwest part of the Tarim Basin, south of the Tangritah mountains. The city’s annual mean temperature is 12 ℃, precipitation 80 millimeters.

Economy[edit]

Artux’s economy is primarily agriculture, the agricultural products are mainly cotton, grapes, and sheep.

Transportation[edit]

Artux is served by the Southern Xinjiang Railway.

See also[edit]