Qira County

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Qira County
策勒县چىرا ناھىيىسى
Location of the county
Location of the county
Country China
Province Xinjiang
Prefecture-level divisions Hotan Prefecture
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

The Qira (Chira) County (Uyghur: چىرا ناھىيىسى, Чира Наһийиси‎, ULY: Chira Nahiyisi, UYY: Qira Nah̡iyisi?) 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. According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 130,000.

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

Coordinates: 37°02′N 80°53′E / 37.033°N 80.883°E / 37.033; 80.883