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Altay Prefecture

Altay Prefecture
阿勒泰地区 · ئالتاي ۋىلايىتى‎ · التاي ايماعى
Black Irtysh river in Burqin County — «Colourful Beach» is famous spot for sightseeing
Black Irtysh river in Burqin County — «Colourful Beach» is famous spot for sightseeing
Altay Prefecture (red) in Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture (light red) and Xinjiang (orange)
Altay Prefecture (red) in Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture (light red) and Xinjiang (orange)
Country People's Republic of China
Province Xinjiang
Sub-provincial Ili Prefecture
 • Prefecture 117,800 km2 (45,500 sq mi)
 • Urban 10,852 km2 (4,190 sq mi)
 • Metro 10,852 km2 (4,190 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Prefecture 603,280
 • Density 5.1/km2 (13/sq mi)
 • Urban 216,890
 • Urban density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
 • Metro 216,890
 • Metro density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website Altay Prefecture Government

Altay Prefecture (simplified Chinese: 阿勒泰地区; traditional Chinese: 阿勒泰地區; pinyin: Ālètài Dìqū; Uyghur: ئالتاي ۋىلايىتى‎, ULY: Altay Wilayiti; Kazakh: Алтай аймағы) is located in northern Xinjiang, People's Republic of China. It has an area of 118,015 km2 (45,566 sq mi) and a population of 561,667 (2000). It is a part of Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture. At the 2000 census, Altay was the only major subdivision of Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture with an ethnic Kazakh majority (about 51%). In 2007 it had a GDP of RMB 9.9 billion with a 12% growth rate. It is also shares international border with the neighboring Altai Republic, Russia.


The prefecture is divided into 1 county-level city and 6 counties.

# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Uyghur (UEY) Uyghur Latin (ULY) Kazakh (Arabic script) Kazakh Latin transcription Population (2010 Census) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Altay 阿勒泰市 Ālètài Shì ئالتاي شەھىرى Altay Shehiri التاي قالاسى Altay qalası 190,064 10,852 17.51
2 Burqin County 布尔津县 Bù'ěrjīn Xiàn بۇرچىن ناھىيىسى Burchin Nahiyisi بۋىرشىن اۋدانى Bwırşın awdanı 66,758 10,369 6.43
3 Fuyun [Koktokay] County 富蕴县 Fùyùn Xiàn كوكتوقاي ناھىيىسى Koktoqay Nahiyisi كوكتوعاي اۋدانى Köktoğay awdanı 87,886 32,327 2.71
4 Fuhai [Burultokay] County 福海县 Fúhǎi Xiàn بۇرۇلتوقاي ناھىيىسى Burultoqay Nahiyisi بۋرىلتوعاي اۋدانى Bwrıltoğay awdanı 81,845 33,319 2.45
5 Habahe [Kaba] County 哈巴河县 Hābāhé Xiàn قابا ناھىيىسى Qaba Nahiyisi قابا اۋدانى Qaba awdanı 82,507 8,186 10.07
6 Qinghe [Qinggil] County 青河县 Qīnghé Xiàn چىڭگىل ناھىيىسى Chinggil Nahiyisi شىڭگىل اۋدانى Şiñgil awdanı 58,858 15,790 3.72
7 Jeminay County 吉木乃县 Jímùnǎi Xiàn جېمىنەي ناھىيىسى Jëminey Nahiyisi جەمەنەي اۋدانى Jemeney awdanı 35,365 7,145 4.94
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