Bole, Xinjiang

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Bole (Bortala)
博乐市بورتالا شەھىرىᠪᠣᠷᠣᠲᠠᠯ᠎ᠠ ᠬᠣᠲᠠ
County-level city
Bole railway station
Bole railway station
Bole (Bortala) is located in Xinjiang
Bole (Bortala)
Bole (Bortala)
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
Country China
Province Xinjiang
Prefecture Bortala (Mongol)
Area
 • Total 7,801.68 km2 (3,012.25 sq mi)
Elevation 662 m (2,172 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 106,400
 • Density 14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Postal code 833400
Area code(s) 909
Vehicle registration 新 E
Website http://www.xjboz.gov.cn/

Bole (Bortala) (simplified Chinese: 博乐; traditional Chinese: 博樂; Mongolian: ᠪᠣᠷᠣᠲᠠᠯ᠎ᠠ, Bortal; Uyghur: بۆرتالا, Бөртала‎, ULY: Börtala, UYY: Bɵrtala?) is a county-level city in Xinjiang Province, 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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