Aral, Xinjiang


Aral, Xinjiang

Aral or Alaer (simplified Chinese: 阿拉尔; traditional Chinese: 阿拉爾; Pinyin: Ālā'ěr; _ug. ئارال|Aral|Aral [The official spelling is "Aral", according to the "Zhōngguó dìmínglù" 中国地名录 (Beijing, "Zhōngguó dìtú chūbǎnshè" 中国地图出版社 1997); ISBN 7-5031-1718-4; p. 1, 299. Often misspelled as "Alar".] is a sub-prefecture-level city in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, in the People's Republic of China.

This is city of Tarim University, which was created to assist in the development of the area, that extends into the Taklamakan Desert. This has been achieved by irrigation. Alar (as it is known by a resident I know), has a population of over 200,000.

See also: Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps

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