Hejing County
和静县
خېجىڭ ناھىيىسى
ᠾᠧᠵᠢᠩ ᠰᠢᠶᠠᠨ
Hejing County (red) within Bayingolin Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Hejing County (red) within Bayingolin Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Hejing is located in Bayingolin
Hejing
Hejing
Location of the seat in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 42°18′59″N 86°22′58″E / 42.31639°N 86.38278°E / 42.31639; 86.38278Coordinates: 42°18′59″N 86°22′58″E / 42.31639°N 86.38278°E / 42.31639; 86.38278
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionXinjiang
Autonomous prefectureBayingolin
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Hejing County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese和静县
Traditional Chinese和靜縣
Mongolian name
Mongolian CyrillicХэжин шянь
Mongolian scriptᠾᠧᠵᠢᠩ ᠰᠢᠶᠠᠨ
Uyghur name
Uyghurخېجىڭ ناھىيىسى

Hejing County is located in the central-southern part of the Tian Shan mountains of Xinjiang, in the north-west of Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture. The northernmost county-level division of Bayingolin, it borders Ürümqi City to the north, from which it is 190 km (120 mi) as the crow flies, and Korla City (the prefectural capital) to the south, which is 80 km (50 mi) away. It borders 15 cities and counties and is the most bordered county in the world.[citation needed]

Demographics

Map including northern part of the county (ATC, 1971)
Map including northern part of the county (ATC, 1971)

The population of Hejing County is about 190,000 as of 2010, and the county is home to 29 different ethnic groups including Mongol, Han, Uyghur and Hui.

The proportion of nationalities in Hejing County, 2018
Nationality Percentage
Han People
49.1%
Uyghurs
28.4%
Mongols
16.8%
Hui People
3.8%
Kazakhs
0.6%
Others
1.3%
Source of the population statistics :[1]

Economy

Agriculture dominates the county's economy. Paprika and tomatoes are grown in abundance, the crops nourished by waters from the melting of snow in local mountains.[2]

India-based spice company Synthite Industrial Chemicals established a processing facility in the county in 2012 with the support of the local government which cleared out of a 1,000 square foot office to provide office space and complementary electricity and communications for the company.[3] Synthite had decided to open its first overseas production facility after becoming frustrated with the low grade variety of paprika available in India despite attempts to encourage Indian farmers to grow higher quality crops.[2] The facility process 300,000 tons of paprika per year and employs 60 Chinese employees and three Indian employees. As of 2014 the company had expansion plans and intended to go into the cultivation of lavender and tomatoes, creating what it called a "major export hub".[2]

Transport

Hejing is served by the Southern Xinjiang Railway.

References

  1. ^ 3-7 各地、州、市、县(市)分民族人口数 [3-7 Population by Nationality by Prefecture, State, City and County (City)]. tjj.xinjiang.gov.cn (in Chinese). Statistical Bureau of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. 2020-06-10. Archived from the original on 2020-11-01. Retrieved 2021-06-11.
  2. ^ a b c Bansal, Rashmi (2014). Take Me Home. Westland Ltd. ISBN 9789383260805.
  3. ^ "Spice Man". Outlook Business. July 20, 2013.