|Jiashi (Payzawat) County
伽师县 • پەيزاۋات ناھىيىسى
Location of the county
|Prefecture-level divisions||Kashgar Prefecture|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Jiashi (Payzawat) County or Peyziwat County (Uyghur: پەيزاۋات ناھىيىسى, Пәйзават Наһийиси, ULY: Peyzavat Nahiyesi, UYY: Pəyzavat Nah̡iyisi? Chinese: 伽师县 pinyin: Gāshīxiàn) (also sometimes spelled as Faizabad or Fayzawat) is a county-level administration of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of Kashgar Prefecture. It contains an area of 6,528 km². According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 320,000. The administrative center of Peyzawat County is a village of the same name.
Peyziwat County was established in July 1902. In 1981 there was a brief pro-independence rebellion in the county staged by Uyghur activists. In 1997 there were a series of deadly earthquakes in the county.
- Peyziwat County. Kashgar Government.
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