پوسكام ناھىيىسى
Posgam, Tse-p'u, Zepu
Location of Poskam / Zepu County (pink) within Kashgar Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Location of Poskam / Zepu County (pink) within Kashgar Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Autonomous regionXinjiang
 • Total987.97 km2 (381.46 sq mi)
 • Total206,936
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Ethnic groups
 • Major ethnic groupsUyghur, Han Chinese, Mountain Tajik (China)[1][3][4]
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Poskam County, Xinjiang
Uyghur name
Uyghurپوسكام ناھىيىسى
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese泽普
Traditional Chinese澤普

Poskam County[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] (Posgam,[13] Uyghur: پوسكام ناھىيىسى), also Zepu County (Chinese: 泽普) is a county in Kashgar Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China. The county is located on the southern bank of the Yarkand River, also known as the Zarafshān River (泽勒普善河).[1] Poskam County is bordered to the north and west across the Yarkand River by Yarkant County (Shache) and to the south and east by Kargilik County (Yecheng).[14]


In 1921, Poskam County was established.[2]

After the Communist takeover, Poskam (Zepu) County was part of Yarkant Prefecture (莎車專區), which was dissolved and became part of Kashgar Prefecture in June 1956.[1]

In 1990, 'unauthorized' mosque construction in Poskam (Zepu) County was reported in the Xinjiang Daily.[15]

Chinese state media reported that in the early morning of October 24, 1999, two died, two were injured and major property damage was sustained at the Seyli (Saili) Township police office in a terrorist attack.[16][17]

On the morning of March 4, 2004, a fire broke out in the Kalatuzi coal mine killing at least six people.[13]

On March 12, 2005, several Uyghur students and their teachers were arrested after a fight with Han Chinese outside Poskam Petroleum No.1 Middle School.[18]

As reported by Radio Free Asia, on August 23, 2013, at least six Uyghurs (possibly twelve) were killed and twenty wounded in a raid carried out by about seventy to eighty armed security personnel on a place in Jigdejay village (Jigedaijiayi; جىگدەجاي كەنتى / 吉格代加依 38°05′33″N 77°05′00″E / 38.092382°N 77.083273°E / 38.092382; 77.083273), Kuybagh (Kuiyibage) township near the edge of the desert thought to be a 'terrorist' or separatist training camp and munitions center.[19]

On August 27, 2018, Tong'an Township was established.[20] (See also: Kosrap)

In 2018, Poskam County was among ten counties in Xinjiang named by the Ministry of Commerce as a model rural e-commerce county.[21] The county was also listed as the only county in Kashgar Prefecture reaching the standard for a national-level public sanitation county.[22]

In 2019, China National Petroleum Corp announced plans to close Taxinan refinery (塔西南勘探开发公司[1]).[23]


The county is between 1215 and 1490 meters above sea level. The land is flat and soil is fertile. Rainfall amounts are low.[14]


Climate data for Poskam (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 19.5
Average high °C (°F) 0.8
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.1
Average low °C (°F) −9.9
Record low °C (°F) −23.3
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3.0
Average relative humidity (%) 64 55 46 41 46 50 56 61 63 62 60 68 56
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center[24]

Administrative divisions

The county includes 2 towns, 10 townships, 1 ethnic township, and 2 township-level divisions:[2][25][3][26]

Name Simplified Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Uyghur (UEY) Uyghur Latin (ULY) Administrative division code
Poskam Town[27]
(Zepu Town[28])
泽普镇 Zépǔ Zhèn پوسكام بازىرى poskam baziri 653124100
Küybagh Town
(Kuiyibage Town)
奎依巴格镇 Kuíyībāgé Zhèn كۈيباغ بازىرى küybagh baziri 653124101
Poskam Township[29]
(Bosikamu Township)
波斯喀木乡 Bōsīkāmù Xiāng پوسكام يېزسى poskam yëzsi 653124200
Zhima Township
(Yima Township)
依玛乡 Yīmǎ Xiāng ژىما يېزىسى zhima yëzsi 653124201
Gülbagh Township
(Gulebage Township)
古勒巴格乡 Gǔlèbāgé Xiāng گۈلباغ يىزىسى gülbagh yëzsi 653124202
Seyli Township
(Saili Township)
赛力乡 Sàilì Xiāng سەيلى يىزىسى seyli yëzsi 653124203
Ikkisu Township
(Yikensu Township)
依肯苏乡 Yīkěnsū Xiāng ئىككىسۇ يېزىسى Ikkisu yëzsi 653124204
Tughchi Township
(Tuhuqi Township)
图呼其乡 Túhūqí Xiāng تۇغچى يېزىسى tughchi yëzsi 653124205
Küybagh Township
(Kuiyibage Township)
奎依巴格乡 Kuíyībāgé Xiāng كۈيباغ يېزىسى küybagh yëzsi 653124206
Aqtam Township
(Aketamu Township)
阿克塔木乡 Kuíyībāgé Xiāng ئاقتام يېزىسى Aqtam yëzsi 653124207
Aykol Township
(Ayikule Township)
阿依库勒乡 Āyīkùlè Xiāng ئاقتام يېزىسى Ayköl yëzsi 653124208
Tong'an Township 桐安乡 Tóng'ān Xiāng توڭئەن يېزىسى tong'en yëzsi 653124210
Ethic townships
Buyluq Tajik Ethnic Township 布依鲁克塔吉克族乡 Bùyīlǔkè Tǎjíkèzú Xiāng بۇيلۇق تاجىك مىللىي يىزىسى buyluq tajik milliy yëzsi 653124209
township-level divisions
Poskam Certified Seed Farm 泽普县良种场 Zépǔ Xiàn Liángzhǒngchǎng پوسكام ناھىيە ئۇرۇمچىلىق مەيدانى poskam nahiye Urumchiliq meydani 653124401
State-owned Tree Farm 国营林场 Guóyíng Línchǎng 653124403


Irrigation is well-developed in the county, and the county is an important producer of wheat, rice, corn and cotton in southern Xinjiang. Grapes are a local speciality. Industries include mining, machinery, construction and cotton-spinning.[30] As of 2017, Poskam County had 42,405.25 hectares of arable land.[1] On January 14–15, 2020, Kashgar Prefecture officials carried out fourteen lectures in Poskam County on scientific methods of agriculture attended by more than 12,000 persons.[31]


A tourist attraction located in the county is Jinhuyang National Forest Park, rated as a AAAAA Tourist Attractions of China according to the official classification for tourist sights.[32]


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.

As of the end of 2016, 175,686 (84.1%) of the 208,950 residents of the county were Uyghur, 27,131 (13%) were Han Chinese, 4,463 (2.1%) were Mountain Tajik (China), and 1,670 (0.8%) were from other ethnic groups.[1]

As of 2015, 181,256 of the 223,694 residents of the county were Uyghur, 35,950 were Han Chinese, 4,452 were Mountain Tajik (China) and 2,036 were from other ethnic groups.[34]

According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 180,000.[citation needed]

As of the 2000 Census, ethnic minorities made up 79.38% of the population of Poskam County.[33]

As of 1999, 75.29% of the population of Poskam (Zepu) County was Uyghur and 20.76% of the population was Han Chinese.[35]


Poskam is served by China National Highway 315 and the Kashgar-Hotan Railway.

Historical maps


  2. ^ From map: "The representation of international boundaries is not necessarily authoritative."
  3. ^ From map: "The representation of international boundaries is not necessarily authoritative"


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    The Saili Township Police Station after it was attacked.
    An automobile burnt by the terrorists in the homicide-arson case in Zepu County.
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