Aksay Kazakh Autonomous County
|Aksay Kazak Autonomous County
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)
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||32,374 km2 (12,500 sq mi)|
|• Density||0.33/km2 (0.84/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
|Aksay Kazakh Autonomous County|
|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. The county borders Qinghai Province to the south and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to the west.
History [ edit ]
The Aksai Kazakh Autonomous Region Preparatory Committee was set up in 1953, south of Dunhuang. On April 26, 1954, the Aksai Kazak Autonomous Region was established. In 1955, it was renamed Aksai Kazakh Autonomous County.
Geography [ edit ]
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. The Sugan Lake, 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.
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.
Administrative divisions [ edit ]
Demographics [ edit ]
The county is the only Kazakh autonomous county in the province of Gansu. As of 2005, 41.3% of the county's population were ethnic Kazakhs, up slightly from the 40.7% recorded in 1996. Other ethnic groups in the county include the Han, the Hui, the Uighur, the Tibetans, and 6 other ethnic minorities.
Transport [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
- 2019年统计用区划代码 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of China. 2019. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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