- Barkol Kazakh Autonomous County
Barkol Kazakh Autonomous County (
simplified Chinese: 巴里坤哈萨克自治县; pinyin: Bālǐkūn Hāsàkèzú Zìzhìxiàn; _ug. باركۆل قازاقئاپتونوم ناھىيىسى|Barköl Qazaq Aptonom Nahiyisi|Barkɵl K̡azak̡ Aptonom Nah̡iyisi, Kazakh: Баркөл Қазақ аутономиялық ауданы)
It is a part of
Kumul Prefecturein Xinjiangin the People's Republic of China.
It has an area of 38,445.3 km².
In the north it borders
Mongolia, in the south the city of Kumuland in the west the Mori Kazakh Autonomous Countyof Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture.
It was made an
autonomous countyon October 1, 1954.
Barkol is famous for its
cameland horsebreeding. The Barkol horse is famous throughout China. Also, due to the large number of camels, which is unparalleled in China, the county carries the nickname of the "county of ten thousand camels".
Ethnic groups in Barkol, 2000 census
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