Yining County

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The Yining (Gulja) County (Uyghur: غۇلجاناھىيىسى،جېلىليۈزى‎;Chinese: 伊宁县; pinyin: Yīníng Xiàn) 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, Җелилйүзи‎;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.


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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Administrative division of Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture (in Chinese)
  2. ^ Yining County info, at the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture government site. (in Chinese)
  3. ^ About the history of Yining City and Huocheng County (in Chinese)

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