Artux

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Artux

阿图什市
ئاتۇش شەھىرى
Artux is located in Xinjiang
Artux
Artux
Location in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 39°42′0″N 76°09′15.79″E / 39.70000°N 76.1543861°E / 39.70000; 76.1543861Coordinates: 39°42′0″N 76°09′15.79″E / 39.70000°N 76.1543861°E / 39.70000; 76.1543861
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionXinjiang
PrefectureKizilsu (Kirghiz)
Area
 • Total15,698 km2 (6,061 sq mi)
Population
 (2003)
 • Total210,000
 • Density13/km2 (35/sq mi)
Artux
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese阿图什
Traditional Chinese阿圖什
Uyghur name
Uyghurئاتۇش
Kyrgyz name
Kyrgyzارتىش
Артыш
Artış

Artux (also as Atushi; Chinese: 阿图什市; pinyin: Ātúshí Shì[1]) is a county-level city and the capital of the Kyrgyz autonomous prefecture of Kizilsu in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. The city has 2 subdistricts, 5 townships and 3 farms under its jurisdiction in 2018, The government seat is in Guangminglu Subdistrict (光明路街道).[2]

Geography and climate[edit]

It is situated in the northwest part of the Tarim Basin, south of the Tien Shan mountains; the city's annual mean temperature is 12.0 °C (53.6 °F), precipitation 80 mm (3.1 in).

Economy[edit]

Artux's economy is primarily agriculture, the agricultural products are mainly cotton, grapes, and sheep.

Transportation[edit]

Artux is served by the Southern Xinjiang Railway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The official spelling according to Zhōngguó dìmínglù 中国地名录 (Beijing, SinoMaps Press 中国地图出版社 1997); ISBN 7-5031-1718-4
  2. ^ 阿图什市概况. xzqh.org. 2015-01-29. Retrieved 2019-09-30.