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Artux

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Artux[1] transliterated from Kyrgyz, is a county-level city in Xinjiang. The area is 15,509 km2 (5,988 sq mi) and the total population is 200,000 (2002). Artux is the seat of Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture.

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
Uyghur
ئاتۇش
Kyrgyz name
Kyrgyzارتىش
Артыш
Artış

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Geography and climateEdit

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).

EconomyEdit

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

TransportationEdit

Artux is served by the Southern Xinjiang Railway.

ReferencesEdit

  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