Pishan County

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Pishan County

皮山县گۇما ناھىيىسى

Guma
Location of Pishan/Guma County (red) within Hotan Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Location of Pishan/Guma County (red) within Hotan Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Guma is located in Xinjiang
Guma
Guma
Location of the seat (town of Guma) in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 37°37′N 78°17′E / 37.62°N 78.28°E / 37.62; 78.28Coordinates: 37°37′N 78°17′E / 37.62°N 78.28°E / 37.62; 78.28
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionXinjiang
PrefectureHotan
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Pishan County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese皮山县
Traditional Chinese皮山縣
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese固玛县
Traditional Chinese固瑪縣
Uyghur name
Uyghurگۇما ناھىيىسى

Pishan County (Chinese: 皮山县) as the official romanized name, also transliterated from Uyghur as Guma County (Uyghur: گۇما ناھىيىسى‎; Chinese: 固玛县), is a county within the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Hotan Prefecture. It contains an area of 39,412 km2 (15,217 sq mi). According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 220,000. Pishan was the site of the 2011 Pishan hostage crisis.