Bole, Xinjiang

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Bole

博乐市
بورتالا شەھىرى
Sayram Lake
Sayram Lake
Bole is located in Xinjiang
Bole
Bole
Location in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 44°54′13.6″N 82°04′14.93″E / 44.903778°N 82.0708139°E / 44.903778; 82.0708139Coordinates: 44°54′13.6″N 82°04′14.93″E / 44.903778°N 82.0708139°E / 44.903778; 82.0708139
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionXinjiang
Autonomous prefectureBortala (Mongol)
Area
 • Total7,801.68 km2 (3,012.25 sq mi)
Elevation
662 m (2,172 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total106,400
 • Density14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Postal code
833400
Area code(s)909
Vehicle registration新E
Websitewww.xjboz.gov.cn
Bole, Xinjiang
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese博乐
Traditional Chinese博樂
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese博尔塔拉
Traditional Chinese博爾塔拉
Mongolian name
Mongolian script ᠪᠣᠷᠣᠲᠠᠯ᠎ᠠ
Uyghur name
Uyghur
بۆرتالا

Bole as the official romanized name, also transliterated from Mongolian as Bortala is a county-level city in Xinjiang, China. The city covers an area of 7,517 square kilometres (2,902 sq mi) and as of 2003 had a total population of 403,700 (2003). Bortala means "brown grasslands/steppe" in Mongolian. Bortala is the seat of Bortala Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, which borders Kazakhstan. The Northern Xinjiang Railway runs through the city along with highways to Urumqi.

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