奎屯市 • كۇيتۇن قالاسى • كۈيتۇن شەھىرى
(Chinese) • (Uyghur) • (Kazakh)
Location of Kuytun City (red) within Ili Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||1,171 km2 (452 sq mi)|
|• Density||260/km2 (660/sq mi)|
Kuytun or Kuitun (Chinese: 奎屯; pinyin: Kuítún) is a county-level city with about 285,000 residents (2000 census) in Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China. Kuitun is located between Wusu and Shihezi on the railway from Ürümqi to Kazakhstan, close to a desert.
The city was historically associated with the XPCC Seventh Agricultural Division of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, which had run it until 1975, and still continues to administer the city's Tianbei New Area.
Local industries include food processing and textile industries, as well as Kuitun Power Plant.
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