Minfeng County

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Minfeng County

民丰县نىيە ناھىيىسى

Niya
Minfeng County (red) in Hotan Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Minfeng County (red) in Hotan Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Minfeng is located in Xinjiang
Minfeng
Minfeng
Location of the seat in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 37°04′N 82°46′E / 37.067°N 82.767°E / 37.067; 82.767Coordinates: 37°04′N 82°46′E / 37.067°N 82.767°E / 37.067; 82.767
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionXinjiang
PrefectureHotan Prefecture
County seatNiya
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Minfeng County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese民丰县
Traditional Chinese民豐縣
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese尼雅县
Traditional Chinese尼雅縣
Uyghur name
Uyghurنىيە ناھىيىسى

Minfeng County (Chinese: 民丰县) as the official romanized name, also transliterated from Uyghur as Niya County (Uyghur: نىيە ناھىيىسى‎; Chinese: 尼雅县), is a county within the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Hotan Prefecture. It contains an area of 56,726 km2 (21,902 sq mi). According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 30,000.[1]

The county seat is in the town of Niya, which is often referred to by the county name (Minfeng) as well. The Niya ruins are located 115 km north of Niya Town of this county.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Silk Road - China and the Karakorum Highway: A Travel Companion 1780763565 Jonathan Tucker - 2015 - Niya, north of Minfeng, Xinjiang province (photograph by Antonia Tozer) Wooden tablet written in Kharosthi (Spink and Son Ltd) The Shanpula cemetery, Luopu county, near Khotan, Xinjiang province (photograph by Antonia Tozer) Remains .