Bole, Xinjiang

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بورتالا شەھىرى
County-level city
Sayram Lake
Sayram Lake
Bole is located in Xinjiang
Location in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 44°54′13.6″N 82°04′14.93″E / 44.903778°N 82.0708139°E / 44.903778; 82.0708139Coordinates: 44°54′13.6″N 82°04′14.93″E / 44.903778°N 82.0708139°E / 44.903778; 82.0708139
Country People's Republic of China
Autonomous region Xinjiang
Autonomous prefecture Bortala (Mongol)
 • Total 7,801.68 km2 (3,012.25 sq mi)
Elevation 662 m (2,172 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 106,400
 • Density 14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Postal code 833400
Area code(s) 909
Vehicle registration 新E
Bole, Xinjiang
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 博乐
Traditional Chinese 博樂
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 博尔塔拉
Traditional Chinese 博爾塔拉
Mongolian name
Mongolian script ᠪᠣᠷᠣᠲᠠᠯ᠎ᠠ
Uyghur name

Bole as the official romanized name, also transliterated from Mongolian as Bortala is a county-level city in Xinjiang, China. The city covers an area of 7,517 square kilometres (2,902 sq mi) and as of 2003 had a total population of 403,700 (2003). Bortala means "brown grasslands/steppe" in Mongolian. Bortala is the seat of Bortala Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, which borders Kazakhstan. The Northern Xinjiang Railway runs through the city along with highways to Urumqi.

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