Kunyu, Xinjiang

Kunyu is a county-level city in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China. It is geographically located in Hotan Prefecture of Southern Xinjiang, but is directly administered by the Xinjiang regional government.[1]

Kunyu

昆玉市
قۇرۇمقاش شەھىرى
Kunyu is located in Xinjiang
Kunyu
Kunyu
Location in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 37°12′34″N 79°17′27″E / 37.20944°N 79.29083°E / 37.20944; 79.29083Coordinates: 37°12′34″N 79°17′27″E / 37.20944°N 79.29083°E / 37.20944; 79.29083
CountryChina
Autonomous regionXinjiang
Established26 February 2016
Area
 • Total687.13 km2 (265.30 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total47,500
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard Time)
Area code(s)0903
Kunyu, Xinjiang
Chinese name
Chinese昆玉
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese库鲁木喀什
Traditional Chinese库魯木喀什
Uyghur name
Uyghurقۇرۇمقاش

The city was formerly the settled and cultivated areas of the 224th Regiment of the 14th Division of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC).[2] In January 2016, the State Council of China approved the establishment of Kunyu City[1] and it was officially established on 26 February 2016. It covers an area of 687.13 square kilometres (265.30 sq mi), is located 78 kilometres (48 mi) from Hotan city and is known for its Hotan dates.[2]

"Regiment One Pasture" (兵团一牧场), located within Qira County, is part of Kunyu.[3][4]

"Regiment 225" (兵团二二五团), located within Yutian/Keriya County, is part of Kunyu.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 新疆兵团十四师获准设县级昆玉市,处于“反分裂斗争最前沿”. The Paper (in Chinese). 21 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "中国最年轻城市在新疆挂牌成立 取名昆玉市" (in Chinese). Xinhua. 28 February 2016.
  3. ^ 昆玉市概况地图 (in Chinese). 24 February 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2019. 辖4个农牧团场(皮山农场、一牧场、47团、224团){...}一牧场驻策勒县、
  4. ^ 昆玉市历史沿革. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  5. ^ 兵团第十四师昆玉市225团成立. خوتەن 和田政府网 (in Chinese). 9 May 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2019. 新疆生产建设兵团第十四师昆玉市225团成立暨新城区建设奠基仪式在这里举行。{...}于田县“两场一区”兵地共建筹备领导小组与兵团第十四师昆玉市225团筹备工作领导小组共同签署移交接管协议