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Kuytun

Administration
Full nameKuytun
Official name奎屯市
Native nameكۈيتۇن
Other nameKuitun
Settlement typeCounty-level city
CountryChina
ProvinceXinjiang
PrefectureIli (Kazakh)
Geography
Total Area452 sq mi (1171 km2)
Demography
Total Population300000 (2003)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)

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Kuytun or Kuitun ( ; pinyin: Kuítún) is a county-level city with about 285,000 residents (2000 census) in Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang. Kuitun is located between Wusu and Shihezi on the railway from Urumqi to Kazakhstan, close to a desert.

The city was historically associated with the Seventh Agricultural Division of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, which had run it until 1975, and still continues to administer the county-level city's Tianbei New District.

Local industries include food processing and textile industries, as well as Kuitun Power Plant.


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