Emin County

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Emin County
额敏县
دۆربىلجىن ناھىيىسى
ءدوربىلجىن اۋدانى
County
Location of the county
Location of the county
Country China
Province Xinjiang
Prefecture-level divisions Tacheng Prefecture
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Emin County is a county situated in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Tacheng Prefecture. It has an area of 9,092 km² 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 River (Russian: Emil River).[2]

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