Kashgar Prefecture

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Kashi Prefecture
喀什地区
قەشقەر ۋىلايىتى
Prefecture
Id Khar Mosque in Kashgar, Kashgar Prefecture
Id Khar Mosque in Kashgar, Kashgar Prefecture
Kashgar Prefecture (red) in Xinjiang (orange)
Kashgar Prefecture (red) in Xinjiang (orange)
Country People's Republic of China
Province Xinjiang
County-level divisions 12
Prefecture seat Kashgar
Area
 • Prefecture 112,057 km2 (43,265 sq mi)
 • Urban 555 km2 (214 sq mi)
 • Metro 555 km2 (214 sq mi)
Population (2017 census)
 • Prefecture 4,499,158
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
 • Urban 400,225
 • Urban density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
 • Metro 400,225
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code 844000
ISO 3166 code CN-XJ-31
License Plate 新Q
Website Kashgar Prefecture Government
Kashgar Prefecture
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 喀什地区
Traditional Chinese 喀什地區
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 喀什噶尔地区
Traditional Chinese 喀什噶爾地區
Uyghur name
Uyghur
قەشقەر ۋىلايىتى

Kashgar Prefecture or Kaxgar Prefecture transliterated from Uyghur, officially known as Kashi Prefecture is located in southwestern Xinjiang, China. It has an area of 112,057 km2 (43,265 sq mi) and 4,499,158 inhabitants at the 2015 census[1] with a population density of 35.5 inhabitants/km² ). The capital of the prefecture is the city of Kashgar which has a population 506,640.[2]

Ethnic groups in Kashgar Prefecture[edit]

The population of Kashgar Prefecture is 4,499.158 according to the 2015 census. It has a population density of 35.5 inhabitants per km2.[3]

Population by ethnicity
Nationality 2000[4] 2010[5]
Population % Population %
Uyghur 3,042,942 89.35% 3,606,779 90.64%
Han 311,770 9.15% 318,281 8.00%
Tajik 33,611 0.99% 40,111 1.01%
Kyrgyz 5,078 0.15% 5,528 0.12%
Hui 5,046 0.15% 4,816 0.12%
Uzbek 2,496 0.07% 2,050 0.05%
Tujia 829 0.02% 156 <0.01%
Miao 649 0.02%
Mongol 634 0.02% 234 <0.01%
Tibetan 530 0.02% 158 <0.01%
Zhuang 521 0.02% 234 <0.01%
Kazakhs 306 0.01%
others 1,607 0.05% 638 0.02%
Total 3,405,713 100% 3,979,321 100%

Administrative divisions[edit]

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# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Uyghur (UEY) Uyghur Latin (ULY) Population (2010 Census) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Kashgar (Kashi) 喀什市 Kāshí Shì قەشقەر شەھىرى Qeshqer Shehiri 506,640 555 912.86
2 Shufu County 疏附县 Shūfù Xiàn كونا شەھەر ناھىيىسى Konasheher Nahiyisi 311,960 3,483 89.56
3 Shule County 疏勒县 Shūlè Xiàn يېڭىشەھەر ناھىيىسى Yéngisheher Nahiyisi 312,455 2,262 138.13
4 Yengisar County 英吉沙县 Yīngjíshā Xiàn يېڭىسار ناھىيىسى Yéngisar Nahiyisi 262,067 3,421 76.60
5 Zepu County (Poskam County) 泽普县 Zépǔ Xiàn پوسكام ناھىيىسى Poskam Nahiyisi 206,936 1,000 206.93
6 Yarkant County (Shache County) 莎车县 Shāchē Xiàn يەكەن ناھىيىسى Yeken Nahiyisi 762,385 9,037 84.36
7 Kargilik County (Yecheng County) 叶城县 Yèchéng Xiàn قاغىلىق ناھىيىسى Qaghiliq Nahiyisi 454,328 28,929 15.70
8 Makit County 麦盖提县 Màigàití Xiàn مەكىت ناھىيىسى Mekit Nahiyisi 258,978 11,023 23.49
9 Yopurga County 岳普湖县 Yuèpǔhú Xiàn يوپۇرغا ناھىيىسى Yopurgha Nahiyisi 147,688 3,166 46.64
10 Jiashi County (Peyziwat County) 伽师县 Jiāshī Xiàn پەيزاۋات ناھىيىسى Peyzawat Nahiyisi 381,767 6,601 57.83
11 Maralbexi County (Bachu County) 巴楚县 Bāchǔ Xiàn مارالبېشى ناھىيىسى Maralbéshi Nahiyisi 336,274 18,491 18.18
12 Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County 塔什库尔干塔吉克自治县 Tǎshíkù'ěrgān Tǎjíkè Zìzhìxiàn تاشقورغان تاجىك ئاپتونوم ناھىيىسى Tashqorghan Tajik Aptonom Nahiyisi 37,843 24,089 1.57

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ 3-7 各地、州、市、县(市)分民族人口数. Xinjiang Bureau of Statistics (新疆维吾尔自治区统计局) (in Chinese). 
  2. ^ "KĀSHÍ SHÌ (County-level City)". City Population. 
  3. ^ "KĀSHÍ DÌQŪ (Prefecture, Xīnjiāng Wéiwú'ĕr Zìzhìqū) Population". City Population. 
  4. ^ 2000年人口普查中国民族人口资料,民族出版社,2003/9 (ISBN 7-105-05425-5)
  5. ^ Stanley W. Toops (August 2012). Susan M. Walcott, Corey Johnson, eds. Eurasian Corridors of Interconnection: From the South China to the Caspian Sea. Routledge. pp. 65–66. ISBN 978-1135078751. 

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Coordinates: 39°27′00″N 75°58′59″E / 39.450°N 75.983°E / 39.450; 75.983