Wusu

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Usu
乌苏市
ۋۇسۇ شەھىرى
County-level city
Wusu CBD
Wusu CBD
Location of the county
Location of the county
Usu is located in China
Usu
Usu
Location within China
Coordinates: 44°27′N 84°38′E / 44.450°N 84.633°E / 44.450; 84.633Coordinates: 44°27′N 84°38′E / 44.450°N 84.633°E / 44.450; 84.633
Country China
Province Xinjiang
Prefecture Tacheng Prefecture
Area
 • Total 14,394 km2 (5,558 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 210,000
 • Density 15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Wusu
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 乌苏
Traditional Chinese 烏蘇
Mongolian name
Mongolian script ᠬᠦᠷ
Uyghur name
Uyghur
ۋۇسۇ
Kazakh name
Kazakh وسۋ
Şïxw
Шихв

Usu[1] as the official romanized name and transliterated from Mongolian, also known as Wusu, is a county-level city with more than 100,000 residents in Xinjiang, China. It is a part of Tacheng Prefecture of Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture. Oil-production is a major part of the economy while the county is an oasis in the Dzungarian Basin. Wusu lies between the major cities of Bole and Shihezi in Northern Xinjiang and west of Urumqi and Kuitun, south of Karamay.

Transport[edit]

Wusu is served by China National Highway 312, the Northern Xinjiang and the Second Ürümqi-Jinghe Railways.


  1. ^ The official spelling 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