Hotan County

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Hotan County
和田县خوتەن ناھىيىسى
Dahongliutan valley
Location of the county
Location of the county
Country China
Province Xinjiang
Prefecture-level divisions Hotan Prefecture
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

The Hotan County[1] (Uyghur: خوتەن ناھىيىسى, Хотән Наһийиси‎, ULY: Xoten Nahiyisi, UYY: Hotən Nah̡iyisi?) is a county within the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Hotan Prefecture. It contains an area of 41,128 km2. According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 270,000. India claims a portion of Hotan County as Aksai Chin, but it is administered by China.


  1. ^ The official spelling is "Hotan" according to Zhōngguó dìmínglù 中国地名录 (Beijing, SinoMaps Press 中国地图出版社 1997); ISBN 7-5031-1718-4; p. 304.

Coordinates: 37°05′26″N 79°49′44″E / 37.09056°N 79.82889°E / 37.09056; 79.82889