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; Uyghur: ئاتۇش, Атуш‎, ULY: Atush, UYY: Atux?; Kyrgyz: ارتىش Артыш) 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. Is situated south of the Tangritah mountains, in the northwest part of the Tarim Basin. The city's annual mean temperature is 12 ℃, precipitation 80 millimeters. 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.

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