Xinyuan County

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Xinyuan County

新源县 · كۈنەس ناھىيىسى
Xinyuan County (red) within Ili Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Xinyuan County (red) within Ili Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Xinyuan is located in Xinjiang
Xinyuan
Xinyuan
Location of the seat in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 43°26′02″N 83°13′58″E / 43.4339°N 83.2328°E / 43.4339; 83.2328Coordinates: 43°26′02″N 83°13′58″E / 43.4339°N 83.2328°E / 43.4339; 83.2328
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionXinjiang
Autonomous prefectureIli
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Xinyuan
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese新源县
Traditional Chinese新源縣
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese巩乃斯县
Traditional Chinese鞏乃斯縣
Uyghur name
Uyghurكۈنەس ناھىيىسى

Xinyuan County (Chinese: 新源县) as the official romanized name, also transliterated from Uyghur as Künas County (Uyghur: كۈنەس ناھىيىسى‎; Chinese: 巩乃斯县), is a county in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture. It contains an area of 7,581 km2. According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 290,000.

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The county's original name Künes was changed into Xinyuan in 1946 after the county established its seat on the river upstream. "Xinyuan" means "New Headstream" in Chinese.[1]

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