托克逊县 • توقسۇن ناھىيىسى
Location of Toksun County (red) within Turpan City (yellow) and Xinjiang
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||16,128 km2 (6,227 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Toksun County is a county within the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Turpan Prefecture. It contains an area of 16,128 km2 (6,227 sq mi). According to a 2002 estimate, it then had a population of 110,000. Its location in the bottom of the Turpan Depression and an average rainfall of just 25 mm (0.98 in) annually make it a very hot place during summertime. 
The Battle of Toksun took place in this county in July 1933 when Khoja Niyas Hajji, a Uighur leader, defected with his forces to Governor Sheng Shicai. He advanced to Toksun via Dawan Ch'eng, where the Chinese Muslim forces of General Ma Shih-ming achieved victory over Niyas Hajji's forces.
Reportedly enslaved mentally disabled people worked at the Jiaersi Green Construction Material Chemical Factory.
- Andrew D. W. Forbes (1986). Warlords and Muslims in Chinese Central Asia: a political history of Republican Sinkiang 1911-1949. Cambridge, England: CUP Archive. p. 111. ISBN 0-521-25514-7. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
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