Luntai County

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Luntai County
轮台县بۈگۈر ناھىيىسىᠪᠦᠭᠦᠷ ᠱᠢᠨᠢ
County
Location of Luntai County (red) within Bayingolin Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Location of Luntai County (red) within Bayingolin Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Luntai is located in Xinjiang
Luntai
Luntai
Location of the seat in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 41°46′N 84°10′E / 41.767°N 84.167°E / 41.767; 84.167Coordinates: 41°46′N 84°10′E / 41.767°N 84.167°E / 41.767; 84.167
Country People's Republic of China
Autonomous region Xinjiang
Autonomous prefecture Bayingolin
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Luntai (Bügür) County (simplified Chinese: 轮台县; traditional Chinese: 輪台縣; pinyin: Lúntái Xiàn; Uyghur: بۈگۈر ناھىيىسى, Бүгүр Наһийиси‎, ULY: Bügür Nahiyisi, UYY: Bügür Naⱨiyisi?; Mongolian: ᠪᠦᠭᠦᠷ ᠱᠢᠨᠢ) is a county in central Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Bayin'gholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture. It contains an area of 14,189 km2 (5,478 sq mi). According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 90,000.

Luntai has a long history associated with China. When the city refused aid to Li Guangli's Fergana campaign (c. 101 BC), the inhabitants were slaughtered. Around 80 BC, a Han military colony was established on the site.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loewe, Michael (1979). "Introduction". In Hulsewé, Anthony François Paulus. China in Central Asia: The Early Stage: 125 BC – AD 23. Brill. pp. 1–70. ISBN 978-90-04-05884-2.  Pages 43, 46.