Tekes County
تېكەس ناھىيىسى (Uyghur)
تەكەس اۋدانى (Kazakh)
特克斯县 (Chinese)
A herdsman in Tekes County
A herdsman in Tekes County
Tekes County (red) within Ili Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Tekes County (red) within Ili Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Tekes is located in Dzungaria
Tekes
Tekes
Location of the seat in Xinjiang
Tekes is located in Xinjiang
Tekes
Tekes
Tekes (Xinjiang)
Tekes is located in China
Tekes
Tekes
Tekes (China)
Coordinates: 43°12′49″N 81°50′14″E / 43.2137°N 81.8371°E / 43.2137; 81.8371
CountryChina
Autonomous regionXinjiang
Autonomous prefectureIli
County seatTekes Town
Area
 • Total8,066.45 km2 (3,114.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)[1]
 • Total148,945
 • Density18/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard[a])
Websitewww.zgtks.gov.cn
Tekes County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese特克斯县
Traditional Chinese特克斯縣
Mongolian name
Mongolian CyrillicТакас шиан
Mongolian scriptᠲᠡᠺᠡᠰ ᠰᠢᠶᠠᠨ
Uyghur name
Uyghurتېكەس ناھىيىسى
Kazakh name
Kazakhتەكەس اۋدانى
Текес ауданы
Tekes aýdany

Tekes County is a county within the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture. It contains an area of 8,067 km2. According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 150,000.

The county center is known for being a planned community with a shape of a ba gua.[2]

Administrative divisions

Tekes County is divided into 5 towns, 1 township, and 2 ethnic townships.[3]

Name Simplified Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Uyghur (UEY) Uyghur Latin (ULY) Kazakh (Arabic script) Kazakh (Cyrillic script) Administrative division code Notes
Towns
Tekes Town 特克斯镇 Tèkèsī Zhèn تېكەس بازىرى tëkes baziri تەكەس قالاشىعى 654027100
Cholaqtërek Town 乔拉克铁热克镇 Qiáolākètiěrèkè Zhèn چولاقتېرەك بازىرى cholaqtërek baziri شولاقتەرەك قالاشىعى 654027101
Qaradala Town 喀拉达拉镇 Kālādálā Zhèn قارادالا بازىرى qaradala baziri قارادالا قالاشىعى 654027102
Chil'özek Town 齐勒乌泽克镇 Qílèwūzékè Zhèn چىلئۆزەك بازىرى chil'özek baziri شيلىوزەك قالاشىعى 654027104
Qaratoqay Town 喀拉托海镇 Kālātuōhǎi Zhèn قاراتوقاي بازىرى qaratoqay baziri قاراتوعاي قالاشىعى 654027104
Township
Köksu Township 阔克苏乡 Kuòkèsū Xiāng كۆكسۇ يېزىسى köksu yëzisi كوكسۋ اۋىلى 654027201
Ethnic Township
Xujirti Mongol Ethnic Township 呼吉尔特蒙古民族乡 Hūjí'ěrtè Ménggǔ Mínzúxiāng خۇجىرتى موڭغۇل يېزىسى xujirti mongghul yëzisi حۇجىرتى موڭعۇل ۇلتتىق اۋىلى 654027200 (Mongolian)
ᠬᠤᠵᠢᠷᠲᠤ ᠮᠣᠩᠭᠣᠯ ᠦᠨᠳᠦᠰᠦᠲᠡᠨ ᠤ ᠰᠤᠮᠤᠨ
Хужирт монгол үндэстэний суман
Köktërek Kyrgyz Ethnic Township 阔克铁热克柯尔克孜民族乡 Kuòkètiěrèkè Kē'ěrkèzī Mínzúxiāng كۆكتېرەك قىرغىز يېزىسى köktërek qirghiz yëzisi كوكتەرەك قىرعىز ۇلتتىق اۋىلى 654027203 (Kyrgyz)
كۅكتەرەك قىرعىز ۇلۇتتۇق ايىلى

Climate

Climate data for Tekes (1991–2020 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) −3.0
(26.6)
0.4
(32.7)
8.6
(47.5)
17.8
(64.0)
21.9
(71.4)
25.2
(77.4)
27.3
(81.1)
27.1
(80.8)
23.1
(73.6)
15.9
(60.6)
6.7
(44.1)
−0.8
(30.6)
14.2
(57.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −9.7
(14.5)
−6.1
(21.0)
1.9
(35.4)
10.1
(50.2)
14.5
(58.1)
17.8
(64.0)
19.5
(67.1)
18.8
(65.8)
14.7
(58.5)
7.7
(45.9)
0.1
(32.2)
−6.9
(19.6)
6.9
(44.4)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −14.3
(6.3)
−10.9
(12.4)
−3.2
(26.2)
4.0
(39.2)
8.3
(46.9)
11.6
(52.9)
13.1
(55.6)
12.0
(53.6)
7.8
(46.0)
1.9
(35.4)
−4.2
(24.4)
−10.9
(12.4)
1.3
(34.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 8.1
(0.32)
8.0
(0.31)
18.1
(0.71)
46.5
(1.83)
64.5
(2.54)
75.8
(2.98)
67.9
(2.67)
51.3
(2.02)
34.8
(1.37)
26.3
(1.04)
18.8
(0.74)
9.8
(0.39)
429.9
(16.92)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 5.4 5.8 7.3 10.2 12.9 14.6 14.6 12.3 8.3 7.1 7.1 6.1 111.7
Average snowy days 8.1 9.4 6.7 2.1 0.4 0 0 0 0.1 2.4 7.1 9.4 45.7
Average relative humidity (%) 69 69 67 60 60 64 63 61 59 65 71 71 65
Mean monthly sunshine hours 162.7 168.3 208.7 232.2 260.8 256.9 281.8 279.1 251.8 217.0 152.2 141.3 2,612.8
Percent possible sunshine 55 56 56 57 57 56 61 66 69 65 53 51 59
Source: China Meteorological Administration[4][5]

Demographics

Breakdown of nationalities in Tekes County
Nationality Percentage
Kazakhs
44.4%
Han
18.3%
Huis
14.4%
Uyghurs
11.7%
Kyrgyz
6.7%
Mongols
2.6%
Others
1.9%
Source of the population statistics :[6]

Notes

  1. ^ Locals in Xinjiang frequently observe UTC+6 (Xinjiang Time), 2 hours behind Beijing.

References

  1. ^ Xinjiang: Prefectures, Cities, Districts and Counties
  2. ^ Sun, Yaping (孙亚萍) (2010-11-24). 新疆八卦城,丘处机定雏形 [Xinjiang Ba Gua City, the Rudiment Established by Qiu Chuji] (in Simplified Chinese). 国际在线. Retrieved 16 October 2012. Archived: Internet Archive link of 01.08.2020
  3. ^ 2022年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:特克斯县. National Bureau of Statistics of China.
  4. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 10 October 2023.
  5. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 10 October 2023.
  6. ^ 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 2023-11-18.