Qinggil County

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Not to be confused with Qinghe County, Hebei.
Qinggil County
青河县شىڭگىل اۋدانىچىڭگىل ناھىيىسى
(Chinese) • (Uyghur) • (Kazakh)
Uyghur transcription(s)
 • Uyghur script چىڭگىل ناھىيىسى
 • Latin Yëziqi Chinggil nahiyisi
 • Yengi Yezik̡ Qinggil naⱨiyisi
 • Siril Yëziqi Чиңгил наһийиси
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Simplified 青河县
 • Traditional 青河縣
 • Pinyin Qīnghé Xiàn
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
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
Country People's Republic of China
Region Xinjiang
Prefecture Altay
County seat Qinggil (青河镇)
 • Total 15,722 km2 (6,070 sq mi)
Elevation 1,220 m (4,000 ft)
 • Total 60,000
 • Density 3.8/km2 (9.9/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 836200
Website xjqh.gov.cn

Qinghe (Qinggil) County (Uyghur: چىڭگىل ناھىيىسى, Чиңгил Наһийиси‎; Chinese: 青河县; Kazakh: شىڭگىل اۋدانى, Шыңгыл Ауданы) 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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