Bohu County

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Bohu County, also called Baĝrax, Baghrash in Uyghur language, is a county in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Bayin'gholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture. It contains an area of 3,603 km2. According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 60,000.

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The area was first populated by Khoshut Mongolians who settled by the Bosten Lake (Chinese: ; pinyin: téng ). A county was not officially set up until 1971 and was named Bohu (Chinese: ; pinyin: ), an abbreviation of Bosten Lake[1]

Coordinates: 41°58′00.01″N 86°28′59.99″E / 41.9666694°N 86.4833306°E / 41.9666694; 86.4833306

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