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
Country People's Republic of China
Autonomous region Xinjiang
Prefecture Altay
Time zone UTC+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
بۇرۇلتوقاي ناھىيىسى
Kazakh name

بۋرىلتوعاي اۋدانى

Kazakh Cyrillic: Бурылтоғай ауданы

Kazakh Latin alphabet: Bwrıltoğay awdanı

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)