Shuanghe

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Shuanghe

双河市
قوشئۆگۈز شەھىرى
Shuanghe is located in Xinjiang
Shuanghe
Shuanghe
Location in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 44°50′24.0″N 82°21′06.1″E / 44.840000°N 82.351694°E / 44.840000; 82.351694Coordinates: 44°50′24.0″N 82°21′06.1″E / 44.840000°N 82.351694°E / 44.840000; 82.351694
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionXinjiang
Established26 February 2014
Area
 • Total742.18 km2 (286.56 sq mi)
Population
 • Total53,800
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard Time)
Shuanghe
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese双河
Traditional Chinese雙河
Alternative Chinese name
Chinese霍索固兹
Uyghur name
Uyghurقوشئۆگۈز

Shuanghe is a county-level city in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China. It is located 30 kilometres (19 mi) east of Bole City and 50 kilometres (31 mi) southwest of Alashankou and the border with Kazakhstan. Shuanghe governs an area of 742.18 square kilometres (286.56 sq mi) and has a population of 53,800.[1][2]

Name[edit]

The name Shuanghe means "two rivers", referring to the Bortala River and Jing River (Tsingho) (精河). It is named after the Tang dynasty administrative division Shuanghe Dudufu (双河都督府), which was established in the area in 658 AD.[1][2]

History[edit]

The city was formerly the settled and cultivated areas of the Fifth Division of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC). In January 2014, the State Council of China approved the establishment of Shuanghe City, and the city was formally established on 26 February 2014. Shuanghe is the seventh city in Xinjiang converted from XPCC land, after Shihezi, Aral, Tumxuk, Wujiaqu, Beitun, and Tiemenguan. Like the other cities of XPCC, it is a county-level city directly administered by Xinjiang Autonomous Region without an intervening prefectural government.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 新疆双河市揭牌成立. People's Daily (in Chinese). 2014-02-28. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  2. ^ a b c 国务院批准新疆设立县级双河市 为兵团第7座城市. Netease (in Chinese). 2014-02-24. Retrieved 2014-04-01.