Kunyu, Xinjiang

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قۇرۇمقاش شەھىرى
County-level & Sub-prefectural city
Kunyu is located in Xinjiang
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
Country China
Autonomous region Xinjiang
Established 26 February 2016
 • Total 687.13 km2 (265.30 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total 47,500
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard Time (UTC+8)
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

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]

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. The city covers an area of 687.13 square kilometres (265.30 sq mi).[2] Kunyu is located 78 kilometres (48 mi) from Hotan city, and is known for its Hotan dates.[2]