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Aksay Kazakh Autonomous County

Aksay County


阿克塞县  (Chinese)

اقساي اۋدانى  (Kazakh)
Aksay Kazak Autonomous County

阿克塞哈萨克族自治县  (Chinese)

اقساي قازاق اۆتونوميالى اۋدانى  (Kazakh)
Location of Aksay Kazak Autonomous County (pink) within Jiuquan City (yellow), Gansu Province (light grey) and the People’s Republic of China (dark grey)
Location of Aksay Kazak Autonomous County (pink) within Jiuquan City (yellow), Gansu Province (light grey) and the People’s Republic of China (dark grey)
Aksai is located in Gansu
Aksai
Aksai
Location of the seat in Gansu
Coordinates: 39°39′48″N94°20′12″E / 39.66333°N 94.33667°E / 39.66333; 94.33667Coordinates: 39°39′48″N94°20′12″E / 39.66333°N 94.33667°E / 39.66333; 94.33667
Country People's Republic of China
Province Gansu
Prefecture-level city Jiuquan
Seat Hongliuwan  [zh]
Area
 • Total 32,374 km2 (12,500 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 10,545
 • Density 0.33/km2 (0.84/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
736400
Aksay Kazakh Autonomous County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 阿克塞哈萨克族自治县
Traditional Chinese 阿克塞哈薩克族自治縣
Kazakh name
Kazakh اقساي قازاق اۆتونوميالى اۋدانى

Aqsaı Qazaq aýtonomııalyq aýdany

Ақсай Қазақ аутономиялық ауданы

Aksay Kazakh Autonomous County is an autonomous county under the prefecture-level city of Jiuquan in Gansu Province, China.[1][2] The county borders Qinghai Province to the south and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to the west.[2]

The westernmost county-level division of Gansu, the county has an area of 32,374 km2 (12,500 sq mi),[2] and a population of 10,545 as of 2010.[3] The postal code is 736400.[2]

History [ edit ]

The Aksai Kazakh Autonomous Region Preparatory Committee was set up in 1953, south of Dunhuang.[3] On April 26, 1954, the Aksai Kazak Autonomous Region was established.[3] In 1955, it was renamed Aksai Kazakh Autonomous County.[3]

Geography [ edit ]

The county lies on the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau, and has an average elevation of about 3,200 meters.[2]

The county is bordered by the city of Dunhuang to the north, Qinghai to the south, Subei Mongol Autonomous County to the east, and Xinjiang to the west.[2]

The Big Harteng River (Chinese: 大哈尔腾河) and the Little Harteng River (Chinese: 小哈尔腾河) both flow through the southern portion of the county.[2] The Sugan Lake [de], which actually comprises of the Big Sugan Lake (Chinese: 大苏干湖) and the Little Sugan Lake (Chinese: 小苏干湖) is located in the county.[2]

Climate [ edit ]

The county experiences an average annual rainfall of 100 mm, an average annual temperature is 5.4°C, and an annual frost-free period of 90 days.[2]

Administrative divisions [ edit ]

The county governs one town and three townships.[4]

Hongliuwan [zh] is the county's sole town and administrative center.[2][4]

The county's three townships are Akqi Township [zh], Alteng Township [zh], and Aina Township.[4]

Demographics [ edit ]

As of 2010, the county had a permanent population of 10,545, of which, 10,079 lived in Hongliuwan [zh].[3]

The county is the only Kazakh autonomous county in the province of Gansu.[3] As of 2005, 41.3% of the county's population were ethnic Kazakhs, up slightly from the 40.7% recorded in 1996.[3] Other ethnic groups in the county include the Han, the Hui, the Uighur, the Tibetans, and 6 other ethnic minorities.[2]

Transport [ edit ]

China National Highway 215 passes through the county, as does Gansu Provincial Highway 314.[2]

Golmud–Dunhuang Railway also passes through the county.[citation needed]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ 2019年统计用区划代码 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of China. 2019. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l 阿克塞哈萨克族自治县概况地图. xzqh.org (in Chinese). 2016-06-27. Archived from the original on 2020-08-17. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g 阿克塞哈萨克族自治县历史沿革. xzqh.org (in Chinese). 2016-06-27. Archived from the original on 2020-08-17. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  4. ^ a b c 2019年统计用区划代码 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of China. 2019. Archived from the original on 2020-08-17. Retrieved 2020-08-17.

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