Gongliu County

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Gongliu County
巩留县 (simplified Chinese)
توققۇزتارا ناھىيىسى‎ (Uyghur)

توعىزتاراۋ اۋدانى‎ (Kazakh)
County
Gongliu is located in Xinjiang
Gongliu
Gongliu
Location of the seat in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 43°28′00″N 82°08′56″E / 43.46667°N 82.14889°E / 43.46667; 82.14889Coordinates: 43°28′00″N 82°08′56″E / 43.46667°N 82.14889°E / 43.46667; 82.14889
Country People's Republic of China
Autonomous region Xinjiang
Autonomous prefecture Ili
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Gongliu
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 巩留县
Traditional Chinese 鞏留縣
Hanyu Pinyin Gǒngliú Xiàn
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 特克斯塔留
Hanyu Pinyin Tèkèsītǎliú
Uyghur name
Uyghur
توققۇزتارا ناھىيىسى
Kazakh name
Kazakh

توعىزتاراۋ اۋدانى


Kazakh Cyrillic: Тоғызтарау ауданы


Kazakh Latin alphabet: Tog'yztaray' ay'dany

Gongliu County (Chinese: 巩留县) or Tokkuztara County is a county situated within the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture. It contains an area of 4,119 km2 (1,590 sq mi). According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 160,000.

Name[edit]

The place was originally named Tokkuztara, meaning "nine streams" because branches of the Ili River merged in the area. When a county was set up in 1932, Gongliu was chosen as the official name, which is an abbreviation of Gonggu Changliu ("巩固长留"), literally Stability and Long-lasting[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

There is one township and seven villages.


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