Bohu County

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Bohu County

博湖县
Bohu County (red) within Bayingolin Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Bohu County (red) within Bayingolin Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Coordinates: 41°58′49″N 86°37′55″E / 41.9802°N 86.6320°E / 41.9802; 86.6320Coordinates: 41°58′49″N 86°37′55″E / 41.9802°N 86.6320°E / 41.9802; 86.6320
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionXinjiang
Autonomous prefectureBayingolin
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Bohu County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese博湖县
Traditional Chinese博湖縣
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese博斯腾县
Traditional Chinese博斯騰縣
Mongolian name
Mongolian CyrillicБостнуур шянь
Mongolian scriptᠪᠣᠰᠲᠠᠨᠠᠭᠤᠷ ᠰᠢᠶᠠᠨ
Uyghur name
Uyghurباغراش ناھىيىسى

Bohu County (Chinese: 博湖县) as the official romanized name, also transliterated from Uyghur as Bagrax County (Uyghur: قاغىلىق ناھىيىسى‎; Chinese: 博斯腾县), is a county in the central part of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Bayin'gholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture. It contains an area of 3,603 km2 (1,391 sq mi). According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 60,000.

Name[edit]

The area was first populated by Khoshut Mongolians who settled by the Bosten Lake (Chinese: ; pinyin: téng). A county was not officially set up until 1971 and was named Bohu (; ), an abbreviation of Bosten Lake[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 博湖县党政信息网-历史沿革. Bohu County People's Government. 2008-05-05. Retrieved 2018-07-25.