Gongliu County

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Not to be confused with Gongliu of Zhou.

Gongliu County, formerly Tokkuztara (Chinese: 巩留县; Pinyin: Gǒngliú Xiàn) is a county situated within the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture. It contains an area of 4,119 km2. According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 160,000.

Name[edit]

The place was originally named Tokkuztara, meaning "nine streams" because branches of the Ili River merged in the area. When a county was set up in 1932, Gongniu was chosen as the official name, which is an abbreviation of Gonggu Changliu ("巩固长留"), literally Stability and Long-lasting[1]

Administrative Divisions[edit]

There is one township and seven villages.

Coordinates: 43°28′00″N 82°08′56″E / 43.46667°N 82.14889°E / 43.46667; 82.14889

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