Wusu

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Usu

乌苏市
ۋۇسۇ شەھىرى
Wusu CBD
Wusu CBD
Location of Wusu County (red) within Tacheng Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Location of Wusu County (red) within Tacheng Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Usu is located in Xinjiang
Usu
Usu
Location in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 44°25′08″N 84°42′50″E / 44.419°N 84.714°E / 44.419; 84.714Coordinates: 44°25′08″N 84°42′50″E / 44.419°N 84.714°E / 44.419; 84.714
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionXinjiang
PrefectureTacheng
Area
 • Total14,394 km2 (5,558 sq mi)
Population
 (2003)
 • Total210,000
 • Density15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Wusu
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese乌苏
Traditional Chinese烏蘇
Mongolian name
Mongolian scriptᠬᠦᠷ
Uyghur name
Uyghurۋۇسۇ
Kazakh name
Kazakhوسۋ
Shıhý
Шиху

Usu[1] as the official romanized name and transliterated from Mongolian, also known as Wusu, is a county-level city with more than 100,000 residents in Xinjiang, China. It is a part of Tacheng Prefecture of Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture. Oil-production is a major part of the economy while the county is an oasis in the Dzungarian Basin. Wusu lies between the major cities of Bole and Shihezi in Northern Xinjiang and west of Urumqi and Kuitun, south of Karamay.

Transport[edit]

Wusu is served by China National Highway 312, the Northern Xinjiang and the Second Ürümqi-Jinghe Railways.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The official spelling according to Zhōngguó dìmínglù 中国地名录 (Beijing, SinoMaps Press 中国地图出版社 1997); ISBN 7-5031-1718-4