Kunyu, Xinjiang

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Kunyu

昆玉市
قۇرۇمقاش شەھىرى
Kunyu is located in Xinjiang
Kunyu
Kunyu
Location in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 37°12′34″N 79°17′27″E / 37.20944°N 79.29083°E / 37.20944; 79.29083Coordinates: 37°12′34″N 79°17′27″E / 37.20944°N 79.29083°E / 37.20944; 79.29083
CountryChina
Autonomous regionXinjiang
Established26 February 2016
Area
 • Total687.13 km2 (265.30 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total47,500
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard Time)
Area code(s)0903
Kunyu, Xinjiang
Chinese name
Chinese昆玉
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese库鲁木喀什
Traditional Chinese库魯木喀什
Uyghur name
Uyghurقۇرۇمقاش

Kunyu is a county-level city in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China. It is geographically located in Hotan Prefecture of southern Xinjiang, but is directly administered by the Xinjiang regional government.[1]

The city was formerly the settled and cultivated areas of the 224th Regiment of the 14th Division of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC).[2] In January 2016, the State Council of China approved the establishment of Kunyu City,[1] and it was officially established on 26 February 2016. It covers an area of 687.13 square kilometres (265.30 sq mi), is located 78 kilometres (48 mi) from Hotan city, and is known for its Hotan dates.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 新疆兵团十四师获准设县级昆玉市,处于“反分裂斗争最前沿”. The Paper (in Chinese). 2016-01-21.
  2. ^ a b "中国最年轻城市在新疆挂牌成立 取名昆玉市" (in Chinese). Xinhua. 2016-02-28.