Qira County

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Qira County

策勒县چىرا ناھىيىسى
Location of the county in Hotan Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Location of the county in Hotan Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Qira is located in Xinjiang
Qira
Qira
Location of the seat in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 37°00′N 80°48′E / 37.000°N 80.800°E / 37.000; 80.800Coordinates: 37°00′N 80°48′E / 37.000°N 80.800°E / 37.000; 80.800
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionXinjiang
PrefectureHotan Prefecture
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Qira County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese策勒县
Traditional Chinese策勒縣
Uyghur name
Uyghurچىرا ناھىيىسى

Qira County, or Cele in Chinese, is a county within the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Hotan Prefecture.[1] It contains an area of 31,590 km2 (12,200 sq mi). According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 130,000.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The official spelling is "Qira" according to Zhōngguó dìmínglù 中国地名录 (Beijing, SinoMaps Press 1997); ISBN 7-5031-1718-4; p. 308.