Xinhe County, Xinjiang

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Xinhe County
新和县توقسۇ ناھىيىسى
County
Location of the county
Location of the county
Country China
Province Xinjiang
Prefecture-level divisions Aksu Prefecture
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Xinhe County, formerly Toqsu County (Uyghur: توقسۇ ناھىيىسى, Тоқсу Наһийиси‎, ULY: Toqsu Nahiyisi, UYY: Tok̡su Nah̡iyisi?; Chinese: 新和县; pinyin: Xīnhé Xiàn) is a county in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, and is under the administration of the Aksu Prefecture. It contains an area of 5,821 km2. According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 140,000.

Name[edit]

The county's original name Toksu was changed into Xinhe in 1941. "Xinhe" is the abbreviation of "Xinjiang Heping" ("新疆和平"), literally "Xinjiang Peace."[1]

Transportation[edit]

Xinhe is served by the Southern Xinjiang Railway.

Coordinates: 41°33′01″N 82°37′00″E / 41.55028°N 82.61667°E / 41.55028; 82.61667

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