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
PrefectureAksu
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Wensu County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese温宿县
Traditional Chinese溫宿縣
Uyghur name
Uyghurئونسۇ ناھىيىسى

Wensu County (Chinese: 温宿县) as the official romanized name, also transliterated from Uyghur as Onsu County (Uyghur: غۇلجا ناھىيىسى‎), 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][full citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "新疆各市县名称演变考议" by 贺灵

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