Karakax County

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Moyu (Karakax) County
墨玉县قاراقاش ناھىيىسى
Location of the county
Location of the county
Country China
Province Xinjiang
Prefecture-level divisions Hotan Prefecture
 • Total 25,667 km2 (9,910 sq mi)
Population (2002) 420 000
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website قاراقاش ناھىيەلىك خەلق ھۆكۈمىتى ئاممىۋى ئۇچۇر تورى

Moyu (Karakax) County or Qaraqash County (Chinese: 墨玉县, Pinyin: Mòyù Xiàn; Uyghur: قاراقاش ناھىيىسى‎, ULY: Qaraqash Nahiyisi, UYY: K̡arak̡ax Nah̡iyisi?)[1] is a county within the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Hotan Prefecture. It contains an area of 25,667 km2. According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 420,000.


Pishan is served by China National Highway 315 and the Kashgar-Hotan Railway.


  1. ^ The official spelling is "Karakax" 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. 312.

Coordinates: 37°17′N 79°42′E / 37.283°N 79.700°E / 37.283; 79.700