Shufu County

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Shufu County

疏附县كونا شەھەر ناھىيىسى
Location of Shufu County (red) within Kashgar Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Location of Shufu County (red) within Kashgar Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionXinjiang
PrefectureKashgar
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Shufu County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese疏附县
Traditional Chinese疏附縣
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese阔纳协海尔县
Traditional Chinese闊納協海爾縣
Second alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese喀什噶尔阔纳协海尔县
Traditional Chinese喀什噶爾闊納協海爾縣
Uyghur name
Uyghurقەشقەر كونا شەھەر ناھىيىسى
Literal meaningKashgar Old Town County

Shufu County as the official romanized name, also transliterated from Uyghur as Kaxgar Konaxahar County or shorten as Konaxahar County, is a county in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Kashgar Prefecture. It contains an area of 3,513 km2 (1,356 sq mi). According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 360,000.

The names of "Shufu County" and nearby "Shule County", transliterations of local language names from Han Dynasty corresponds to its Uyghur names, "Kona Xahar" (Old city) and "Yengi Xahar" (New City) respectively. The names for the two counties in both languages may share their origins in languages of the Saka people, residents of Kashgar area before its linguistic Turkification in as late as the 11th century.[1]


2013 attack[edit]

On December 15, 2013, 16 people were killed in an attack on a police-station. A group, armed with knives and bombs, attacked the police-station and killed two police officers.[2] In the aftermath 14 of the 16 attackers were killed by police special units.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Akiner (28 October 2013). Cultural Change & Continuity In. Routledge. pp. 71–. ISBN 978-1-136-15034-0.
  2. ^ "Attack on Police in Western China Kills 16, Tianshan Reports". Bloomberg. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
  3. ^ "16 die in attack on police station in west China". USA Today. December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2013.

Coordinates: 39°21′00″N 75°51′03″E / 39.35000°N 75.85083°E / 39.35000; 75.85083