Yanqi Hui Autonomous County

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Yanqi Hui Autonomous County

焉耆回族自治县 (Chinese)
ﻳﯾًﺎ چِ ﺧُﻮِ ذُﻮْ ذِ جِ ﺷِﯿًﺎ(Xiao'erjing)
يەنجى خۇيزۇ ئاپتونوم ناھىيىسى‎ (Uighur)
Mosque in the city center of Yanqi
Mosque in the city center of Yanqi
Yanqi County (red) within Bayin'gholin Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Yanqi County (red) within Bayin'gholin Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Yanqi is located in Xinjiang
Location of the seat in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 42°03′35″N 86°34′27″E / 42.0598°N 86.5741°E / 42.0598; 86.5741Coordinates: 42°03′35″N 86°34′27″E / 42.0598°N 86.5741°E / 42.0598; 86.5741
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionXinjiang
Autonomous prefectureBortala
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Yanqi Hui Autonomous County
Kaidu river yanqi xinjiang.jpg
Kaidu River (开都河), ancient name Liusha River (流沙河), in the seat of Yanqi
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese焉耆回族自治县
Traditional Chinese焉耆回族自治縣
Uyghur name
يەنجى خۇيزۇ ئاپتونوم ناھىيىسى

Yanqi Hui Autonomous County is an autonomous county in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Bayin'gholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture. It has an area of 2,429 km2 (938 sq mi). According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 120,000.

The Qigexing Buddhist Temple Ruins are located in Yanqi County, about 25–30 km (16–19 mi) southwest of the town of Yanqi.

Administrative division[edit]

The autonomous county contains 4 towns and 4 townships:[citation needed]



In addition, there three state owned operations in the county (2000):


See Karasahr.


The county economy is predominately agricultural with 13,000 hectares used to cultivate red pepper.[1] The county is considered the most important area for red pepper production in China.[1] During the red pepper harvest season beginning in September, the county is home to the remarkable sight of drying peppers sitting in the Gobi Desert "as far as the eye can see".[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Yanqi Hui county starts 13000 hectare red pepper bumper harvest". China News Xinjiang. September 19, 2017.