Emin County

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Emin County

额敏县
دۆربىلجىن ناھىيىسى

Omin; Durbuldzin
Location of Emin County (red) within Tacheng Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Location of Emin County (red) within Tacheng Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionXinjiang
PrefectureTacheng Prefecture
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Emin County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese额敏县
Traditional Chinese額敏縣
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese杜尔布勒津县
Traditional Chinese杜爾布勒津縣
Uyghur name
Uyghurدۆربىلجىن ناھىيىسى
Kazakh name
Kazakhءدوربىلجىن اۋدانى

Kazakh Cyrillic: Дөрбілжін ауданы


Kazakh Latin alphabet: Dórbiljin aýdany

Emin County, the official romanized name, also transliterated from Mongolian as Dörbiljin County, is a county situated in the north of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Tacheng Prefecture, bordering Kazakhstan's districts of Tarbagatay and Zaysan. It has an area of 9,092 km2 (3,510 sq mi) with a population of 200,000. The Postcode is 834600.

Geographically, the county is located on the southern slopes of the Tarbagatai Mountains and in the Emin Valley. The main watercourse is the Emin (Emil) River.

Name[edit]

The place was originally named Dörbiljin. In 1918, Yang Zengxin, the governor of Xinjiang, petitioned to have a county set up in the Emin Valley.[1] The new county was named after the Emin (Emil) River.[1]

Transportation[edit]

The Karamay–Tacheng Railway (under construction as of 2017) will serve Emin County. [2]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 46°34′00″N 83°36′00″E / 46.5667°N 83.6°E / 46.5667; 83.6