Baicheng County

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Baicheng County

拜城县باي ناھىيىس

Bai; Paicheng
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Location of Baicheng County (red) in Aksu Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Location of Baicheng County (red) in Aksu Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionXinjiang
PrefectureAksu
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Websitewww.xjbc.gov.cn
Baicheng County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese拜城县
Traditional Chinese拜城縣
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese拜县
Traditional Chinese拜縣
Uyghur name
Uyghurباي ناھىيىس

Baicheng County (Chinese: 拜城县) as the official romanized name, also transliterated from Uyghur as Bay County (Uyghur: باي ناھىيىس‎; Chinese: 拜县), is a county in Aksu Prefecture of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China. The county's land area is 15,889 km2 (6,135 sq mi). According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 200,000.[citation needed]

The county is located in the northern part of the prefecture, occupying the valley of the Muzart River between the southern slopes of the Tengritagh and the Qoltagh (却勒塔格山; Quèlètǎgé Shān).

Administrative division[edit]

  • Bai Town (拜城镇, Baicheng Zhen)
  • Tirek Town (铁热克镇, Tiereke Zhen)
  • Yaqeriq Town (察尔齐镇, Cha'erqi Zhen)
  • Sayram Town (赛里木镇, Sailimu Zhen) – birthplace of the historian Musa Sayrami
  • Qeyir Town (黑英山乡, Heiyingshan Xiang)
  • Kizil Town (克孜尔乡, Kezi'er Xiang) – site of a number of Buddhist grotto sites, including Kizil Caves
  • Toqsun Town (托克逊乡, Tuokexun Xiang)
  • Yatur Town (亚吐尔乡, Yatu'er Xiang)
  • Kanqi Town (康旗乡, Kangqi Xiang)
  • Bulung Town (布隆乡, Bulong Xiang)
  • Miqigh Town (米吉克乡, Mijike Xiang)
  • Onbash Town (温巴什乡, Wenbashi Xiang)
  • Chong Kowruk Town (大桥乡, Daqiao Xiang)
  • Qarabagh Town (老虎台乡, Laohutai Xiang)

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Coordinates: 41°46′12″N 81°52′12″E / 41.77000°N 81.87000°E / 41.77000; 81.87000