Tumxuk

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Tumxuk
图木舒克市تۇمشۇق شەھىرى
Sub-prefecture-level city
Tumxuk (red) in Xinjiang (orange)
Tumxuk (red) in Xinjiang (orange)
Tumxuk is located in Xinjiang
Tumxuk
Tumxuk
Location of the city centre in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 41°22′N 79°58′E / 41.367°N 79.967°E / 41.367; 79.967Coordinates: 41°22′N 79°58′E / 41.367°N 79.967°E / 41.367; 79.967
Country China
Region Xinjiang
Area
 • Total 1,927 km2 (744 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2007)
 • Total 110,000
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
A Serindian art Buddha statue from Tumshuq, Xinjiang. 5th century.

Tumxuk or Tumushuke (simplified Chinese: 图木舒克; traditional Chinese: 圖木舒克; pinyin: Túmùshūkè; Uyghur: تۇمشۇق‎, ULY: Tumshuq, UYY: Tumxuk̡?; also known as Tumushuk, Tumshuq, etc.)[1] is a sub-prefecture-level city in the western part of Xinjiang, China, surrounded by Kaxgar Prefecture.

Geography[edit]

It covers an area of 1,927 square kilometres (744 sq mi) and is 1,222 kilometres (759 mi) southwest from Ürümqi.

It is scheduled to be served by Tumxuk Airport. This airport is under construction and is located 15 kilometers away and will, upon completion, also serve the nearby counties of Maralbexi and Kalpin.

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The official spelling is "Tumxuk" 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. 312.

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