Location of Emin County (red) within Tacheng Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
|Alternative Chinese name|
Kazakh Cyrillic: Дөрбілжін ауданы
Kazakh Latin alphabet: Dórbiljin aýdany
Emin County, the official romanized name, also transliterated from Mongolian as Dörbiljin County, is a county situated in the north of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Tacheng Prefecture, bordering Kazakhstan's districts of Tarbagatay and Zaysan. It has an area of 9,092 km2 (3,510 sq mi) with a population of 200,000. The Postcode is 834600.
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The place was originally named Dörbiljin. In 1918, Yang Zengxin, the governor of Xinjiang, petitioned to have a county set up in the Emin Valley. The new county was named after the Emin (Emil) River.