Hotan Prefecture

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Hotan Prefecture
和田地区خوتەن ۋىلايىتى‎
Prefecture
Hotan City
Hotan City
Hotan prefecture (red) in Xinjiang (orange)
Hotan prefecture (red) in Xinjiang (orange)
Country People's Republic of China
Region Xinjiang
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website Hotan(Hetian) Prefecture Government

The Hotan Prefecture (Chinese: 和田地区; pinyin: Hétián Dìqū; Uyghur: خوتەن ۋىلايىتى; Хотән Вилайити; Xoten Wilayiti; Hotən Vilayiti)[1] is located in the south-western part of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, bordering the Tibet Autonomous Region to the south. It is sometimes (unofficially) spelled as Khotan.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The Hotan Prefecture is divided into one county-level city and seven counties:

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# Name Simplified Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Uyghur (UEY) Uyghur Latin (ULY) Population (2010 Census) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Hotan 和田市 Hétián Shì خوتەن شەھىرى Hoten Shehiri 322,300 466 691.63
2 Hotan County 和田县 Hétián Xiàn خوتەن ناھىيىسى Hoten Nahiyisi 269,941 41,403 6.51
3 Moyu [Karakax] County 墨玉县 Mòyù Xiàn قاراقاش ناھىيىسى Qaraqash Nahiyisi 500,114 25,789 19.39
4 Pishan [Guma] County 皮山县 Píshān Xiàn گۇما ناھىيىسى Guma Nahiyisi 258,210 39,742 6.49
5 Lop County 洛浦县 Luòpǔ Xiàn لوپ ناھىيىسى Lop Nahiyisi 232,916 14,314 16.27
6 Qira County 策勒县 Cèlè Xiàn چىرا ناھىيىسى Chira Nahiyisi 147,050 31,688 4.64
7 Yutian [Keriya] County 于田县 Yútián Xiàn كېرىيە ناھىيىسى Kériye Nahiyisi 249,899 39,095 6.39
8 Minfeng [Niya] County 民丰县 Mínfēng Xiàn نىيە ناھىيىسى Niye Nahiyisi 33,932 56,760 0.59

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Footnotes[edit]

  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.

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Coordinates: 37°07′N 79°55′E / 37.117°N 79.917°E / 37.117; 79.917