Yining County

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Yining County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese伊宁县
Traditional Chinese伊寧縣
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese固勒扎县
Traditional Chinese固勒扎縣
Uyghur name
Uyghur
غۇلجا ناھىيىسى

Yining County (Chinese: 伊宁县) as the official romanized name, also transliterated from Uyghur as Gulja County (Uyghur: غۇلجا ناھىيىسى‎; Chinese: 固勒扎县), is a county within the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. The county seat is in the town of Jélilyüzi (Uyghur: جېلىل يۈزى‎;吉里于孜, Jílǐyúzī).

Yining County does not include the adjacent city of Yining, which is a county-level administrative unit in its own right.

The county land area is 4486 km², with the population of 360,000 people as of 2004.[1]

A larger area (around 4580 km²) and population (400,000) was reported for the county 2000; this decrease, and the corresponding increase of area and population for the City of Yining resulted from the transfer of the villages of Dadamtu (Uyghur: دادامتۇ, Дадамту‎;达达木图, Dádámùtú) and Penjim (Uyghur: پەنجىم, Пәнҗим‎;潘津, Pānjīn), with 100.45 km² of land, from the County to the City in 2004.

History[edit]

The county was created in 1888, and was originally known as Ningyuan (宁远, Níngyuǎn) County. It received its present name in 1914.[2]

In 1952, the city of Yining was separated from Yining County into a separate county-level administrative unit.[3]

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Coordinates: 43°54′N 81°21′E / 43.900°N 81.350°E / 43.900; 81.350