Tumxuk
图木舒克市
تۇمشۇق شەھىرى
Location of Tumxuk City (red) jurisdiction in Xinjiang
Location of Tumxuk City (red) jurisdiction in Xinjiang
Map of Tumxuk
Map of Tumxuk
Tumxuk is located in Southern Xinjiang
Tumxuk
Tumxuk
Location of the city centre in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 39°52′N 79°4′E / 39.867°N 79.067°E / 39.867; 79.067Coordinates: 39°52′N 79°4′E / 39.867°N 79.067°E / 39.867; 79.067
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionXinjiang
Area
 • Total1,927 km2 (744 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2007)
 • Total110,000
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Tumxuk
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese图木舒克
Traditional Chinese圖木舒克
Uyghur name
Uyghurتۇمشۇق

Tumxuk[1][2] is a sub-prefecture-level city in the western part of Xinjiang, China. The eastern part of Tumxuk is surrounded by Maralbexi County, Kashgar Prefecture. The smaller western part is near Kashgar.

History

In 1997, Tumxuk City was established.[3]

Geography

It covers an area of 1,927 square kilometres (744 sq mi) and is located 1,222 kilometres (759 mi) southwest of Ürümqi.

Tumxuk Airport is under construction 15 kilometers away and will, upon completion, also serve the nearby counties of Maralbexi and Kalpin.

Demographics

As of 2015, 101,042 (62.0%) of the 163,101 residents of the city were Uyghur, 60,914 (37.3%) were Han Chinese and 1,145 were from other ethnic groups.[4]

Transportation

The city is served by Tumxuk Tangwangcheng Airport and a branch from the Southern Xinjiang railway.

Works of art

Tumxuk (usually spelled Tumshuq) is a well known archaeological site for Serindian art.

See also

Footnotes

  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
  2. ^ The official spelling is "Tumxuk" 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; p. 312.
  3. ^ 图木舒克市历史沿革 [Tumxuk City Historical Evolution]. XZQH.org. 18 April 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2020. 1997年中央为进一步加强新疆生产建设兵团工作,下发中发[1997]17号文件,批准在农三师图木休克垦区(即小海子灌区)设立图木舒克市,为自治区直辖县级市。
  4. ^ 3-7 各地、州、市、县(市)分民族人口数 (in Simplified Chinese). شىنجاڭ ئۇيغۇر ئاپتونوم رايونى, 新疆维吾尔自治区统计局 Statistic Bureau of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Archived from the original on 2017-10-11. Retrieved 2017-09-03.