Wensu County

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Wensu County

温宿县ئونسۇ ناھىيىسى

Kona Shahr; Wensuh
Wensu, Aksu, Xinjiang, China - panoramio (1).jpg
Location of Wensu County (red) within Aksu Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Location of Wensu County (red) within Aksu Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionXinjiang
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Wensu County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese温宿县
Traditional Chinese溫宿縣
Uyghur name
Uyghurئونسۇ ناھىيىسى

Officially Wensu County (Chinese: 温宿县) and from Uyghur Onsu County (Uyghur: ئونسۇ ناھىيىسى‎, ULY: Onsu Nahiyisi) is a county in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Aksu Prefecture, bordering Kyrgyzstan's Issyk-Kul Region to the northwest. It contains an area of 14,309 km2 (5,525 sq mi). According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 210,000.


The toponym Wensu (温宿) had appeared in historical records of the Western Han Dynasty as one of the 36 states in the Western Regions.[1][2] Wensu means "ten water" in Uyghur and other Turkic languages.[3]


  1. ^ Yu, Taishan (November 2013). "China and the Ancient Mediterranean World: A Survey of Ancient Chinese Sources" (PDF). Sino-Platonic Papers. University of Pennsylvania. ISSN 2157-9687. Retrieved 30 November 2019. Wensuo, an oasis state on the Northern Route in the Western Regions, is first seen in the “Xiyu Zhuan” of the Hanshu (ch. 96).
  2. ^ "西域傳" [Traditions of the Western Regions]. Book of Han (in Chinese). 96 – via Wikisource.
  3. ^ "温宿县人民政府 领导致词" [Wensu County People's Government - Address by the Leaders] (in Chinese). 温宿县人民政府. 2019-03-22. Retrieved 30 November 2019. 温宿,维吾尔语意为“十股水”

Coordinates: 41°15′N 80°14′E / 41.250°N 80.233°E / 41.250; 80.233