Fuhai County

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Fuhai County

بۇرۇلتوقاي ناھىيىسى
Location of Fuhai County (red) within Altay Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Location of Fuhai County (red) within Altay Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Fuhai is located in Xinjiang
Location of the seat in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 47°06′43″N 87°29′13″E / 47.112°N 87.487°E / 47.112; 87.487Coordinates: 47°06′43″N 87°29′13″E / 47.112°N 87.487°E / 47.112; 87.487
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionXinjiang
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Fuhai County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese福海县
Traditional Chinese福海縣
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese布伦托海县
Traditional Chinese布倫託海縣
Uyghur name
Uyghurبۇرۇلتوقاي ناھىيىسى
Kazakh name
Kazakhبۋرىلتوعاي اۋدانى

Kazakh Cyrillic: Бурылтоғай ауданы

Kazakh Latin alphabet: Býryltoǵaı aýdany

Fuhai County (Chinese: 福海县) as the official romanized name, also transliterated from Uyghur as Burultokay County (Uyghur: بۇرۇلتوقاي ناھىيىسى‎; Chinese: 布伦托海县), is a county in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Altay Prefecture. It has an area of 33,273 km2 (12,847 sq mi) with a population of 70,000. The Postcode is 836400.

This county is a verdant lush valley surrounded by the barren deserts and wastelands.

The Altay Mountains flank this county in the north, two rivers flow through the area the Ulungur River and the Ertix River (Irtysh). The end result is a fertile area for pasture that supports the famous Xinjiang sheep which are supposedly 'big as a cow'.

Administrative divisions[edit]

  • Town: Fuhai Town.
  • Townships: Kokagax Township (喀拉玛盖乡), Ardebil Township (阿尔达乡)