|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||910.5 km2 (351.5 sq mi)|
|• Density||84/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Beitun is a city in the north of Xinjiang, China. Administratively, it is a county-level city under the direct administration of the regional government, though it is geographically located in Altay Prefecture.
Overview [ edit ]
Beitun covers an area of 910.5 square kilometres (351.5 sq mi), has a population of 76,300, and is located on the Irtysh River. Its name comes from the accolade "China's northernmost cultivation land" (Chinese: 中国最北的屯垦重地; pinyin: Zhōngguó zuìběi de túnkěn zhòngdì).
Transportation [ edit ]
As a terminus of the Kuytun–Beitun Railway, Beitun is an important transportation hub between Mongolia, northern Xinjiang, and Kazakhstan. Beitun Station, located a few kilometers southwest of the city center ( ), has direct passenger railway service from Urumqi.