Luntai County

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Luntai County

轮台县
بۈگۈر ناھىيىسى
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
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionXinjiang
Autonomous prefectureBayingolin
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Luntai County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese轮台县
Traditional Chinese輪台縣
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese布古尔县
Traditional Chinese布古爾縣
Mongolian name
Mongolian scriptᠪᠦᠭᠦᠷ ᠱᠢᠨᠢ
Uyghur name
Uyghurبۈگۈر ناھىيىسى

Luntai County as the official romanized name, also transliterated from Mongolian as Bügür County, 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 (ed.). China in Central Asia: The Early Stage: 125 BC – AD 23. Brill. pp. 1–70. ISBN 978-90-04-05884-2. Pages 43, 46.

Further Readings

  • Yap, Joseph P, (2019). The Western Regions, Xiongnu and Han, from the Shiji, Hanshu and Hou Hanshu. ISBN 978-1792829154