Qinggil County

Qinggil County[5][6][7] (Uyghur), also Chinggil County,[8][9][10] Qinghe County, is a county of Altay Prefecture in northeastern Xinjiang, China, bordering Bayan-Ölgii Province and Khovd Province in Mongolia to the east. It has an area of 15,722 km2 (6,070 sq mi) with a population of 60,000[when?]. Qinghe was the site of a meteorite impact in 1898 and a Mongolian–Chinese border clash in the spring of 1944.

Qinggil County

چىڭگىل ناھىيىسى
Шіңгіл ауданы

Chinggil, Qinghe, Ch'ing-ho
Location of Qinggil County (pink) in Altay Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Location of Qinggil County (pink) in Altay Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Qinggil is located in Xinjiang
Location of the county town in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 46°37′N 90°25′E / 46.617°N 90.417°E / 46.617; 90.417Coordinates: 46°37′N 90°25′E / 46.617°N 90.417°E / 46.617; 90.417
CountryPeople's Republic of China
County seatQinggil (青河镇)
Township-level divisions5 towns
3 townships[1][2]
 • Total15,579.5 km2 (6,015.3 sq mi)
1,220 m (4,000 ft)
 • Total58,858
 • Density3.8/km2 (9.8/sq mi)
Ethnic groups
 • Major ethnic groupsKazakh
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Qinggil County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese青河县
Traditional Chinese青河縣
Uyghur name
Uyghurچىڭگىل ناھىيىسى
Kazakh name
Kazakhشىڭگىل اۋدانى
Shińgil aýdany


Qinggil County is named for the Qinggil River (青格里河), a tributary of the Ulungur River.[11] 'Qinggil' is from Mongolian and means 'beautiful and crystal clear'.[4]


Map of Qinggil (labeled as CH'ING-HO) and surrounding region from the International Map of the World (1957)

In 1941/4, Qinggil County was established.[4][11]

In 2012, Araltobe Township was made a town.[4]

Administrative divisionsEdit


Town (кенті / 镇)

  • Qinggil Town (Күңше кенті / Qinghe, 青河镇), Takskhin Town (Тайкешкен кенті / Takeshiken, 塔克什肯镇), Araltobe Town (Аралтөбе кенті / Areletuobie, 阿热勒托别镇, formerly Аралтөбе болысы / Araltobe Township 阿热勒托别乡), Agedala Town (阿格达拉镇), Aral Town (Арал кенті / Arele, 阿热勒, formerly Арал болысы / Aral Township, 阿热勒乡)

Township (болысы / 乡)

Military Base (兵团单位)


Qinggil County has forests as well as coal and mica. Industries include mining, livestock product processing, wool-spinning, leather-making and others. Animal husbandry is common.[11]


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.

As of 2019, 76.47% of the residents of the county were Kazakh, 18.27% were Han Chinese, and 5.26% were from other ethnic groups.[12]

As of 2015, 50,091 of the 65,290 residents of the county were Kazakh, 11,892 were Han Chinese and 3,307 were from other ethnic groups.[13]

As of 1997, 75.2% of the population of Qinggil County was Kazakh.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b 2020年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:青河县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. 2020. Archived from the original on 15 November 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2020. 统计用区划代码 名称654325100000 青河镇654325101000 塔克什肯镇654325102000 阿热勒托别镇654325103000 阿格达拉镇654325104000 阿热勒镇654325202000 萨尔托海乡654325203000 查干郭勒乡654325204000 阿尕什敖包乡
  2. ^ a b 行政规划. 青河县人民政府. 4 August 2020. Archived from the original on 16 November 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  3. ^ 地理位置. 青河县人民政府 (in Chinese). 2020-06-04. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h 青河县历史沿革 (in Chinese). XZQH.org. 14 November 2014. Archived from the original on 9 May 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  5. ^ Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (2010). 建筑抗震设计规范 [GB50011-2010: Code for Seismic Design of Buildings] (in English and Chinese). Beijing: China Architecture & Building Press. p. 203 – via Google Books. Qinggil County
  6. ^ Ping Cheng (1989). Xinjiang: The Land and the People. p. 163.
  7. ^ Qiao Long (6 February 2019). Luisetta Mudie (ed.). "Chinese Officials Force Muslims to Drink, Eat Pork At Festival". Translated by Luisetta Mudie. Archived from the original on 7 February 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2020. Altay's Qinggil (in Chinese, Qinghe) county
  8. ^ "Annual Report on International Religious Freedom". 2009. p. 7.
  9. ^ "Xinjiang". p. 22.
  10. ^ "Interview Kazakh from China fights to free his family". 24 September 2020. Archived from the original on 29 September 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2020. Chinggil County, in Xinjiang’s Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture
  11. ^ a b c 夏征农; 陈至立, eds. (September 2009). 辞海:第六版彩图本 [Cihai (Sixth Edition in Color)] (in Chinese). 上海. Shanghai: 上海辞书出版社. Shanghai Lexicographical Publishing House. p. 1823. ISBN 9787532628599.
  12. ^ 青河简介. 青河县人民政府. 2019-06-13. Archived from the original on 26 November 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  13. ^ 3-7 各地、州、市、县(市)分民族人口数 (in Chinese). شىنجاڭ ئۇيغۇر ئاپتونوم رايونى 新疆维吾尔自治区统计局 Statistic Bureau of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Archived from the original on 2017-10-11. Retrieved 2017-09-03.

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