Lop County

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Lop County
洛浦县لوپ ناھىيىسى
County
Location of Lop County (red) within Hotan Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Location of Lop County (red) within Hotan Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Lop is located in Xinjiang
Lop
Lop
Location of the seat in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 37°04′26″N 80°11′20″E / 37.074°N 80.189°E / 37.074; 80.189Coordinates: 37°04′26″N 80°11′20″E / 37.074°N 80.189°E / 37.074; 80.189
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionXinjiang
PrefectureHotan Prefecture
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Lop County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese洛浦县
Traditional Chinese洛浦縣
Uyghur name
Uyghur
لوپ ناھىيىسى

Lop County is a county in the southwest of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Hotan Prefecture. It contains an area of 14,264 km2 (5,507 sq mi). According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 240,000.