Qinggil County

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Qinghe County

青河县
چىڭگىل ناھىيىسى
Location of Qinggil County (pink) in Altay Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Location of Qinggil County (pink) in Altay Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Qinggil is located in Xinjiang
Qinggil
Qinggil
Location of the county town in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 46°37′N 90°25′E / 46.617°N 90.417°E / 46.617; 90.417Coordinates: 46°37′N 90°25′E / 46.617°N 90.417°E / 46.617; 90.417
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionXinjiang
PrefectureAltay
County seatQinggil (青河镇)
Area
 • Total15,722 km2 (6,070 sq mi)
Elevation
1,220 m (4,000 ft)
Population
 • Total60,000
 • Density3.8/km2 (9.9/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
836200
Websitexjqh.gov.cn
Qinggil County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese青河县
Traditional Chinese青河縣
Uyghur name
Uyghur
چىڭگىل ناھىيىسى
Kazakh name
Kazakhشىڭگىل اۋدانى
Şiñgil awdanı

Qinghe County as the official romanized name, also transliterated from Chinese to Uyghur as Qinggil County, is a county situated in northeastern Xinjiang, China, bordering Mongolia to the east and under the administration of the Altay Prefecture. It has an area of 15,722 km2 (6,070 sq mi) with a population of 60,000[when?]. Qinghe was the site of a meteorite impact in 1898 and a Mongolian–Chinese border clash in the spring of 1944.

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