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Ghulja

Administration
Full nameGhulja
Official name伊宁市
Native nameغۇلجا
قۇلجا
伊宁
Other nameYining
Settlement typeCounty-level city
CountryChina
ProvinceXinjiang
PrefectureIli (Kazakh)
Geography
Total Area242.8 sq mi (629 km2)
Demography
Total Population430000 (2003)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneBeijing Time (UTC+8)
Area code0999

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Ghulja or Yining ( , also spelled Kuldja, Kulja, Gulja; Kazakh: قۇلجا; ; also spelled Ining), also called Ili or Yili (following pinyin orthography), is a county-level city in western Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of northwestern China, and the capital of the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture. Historically, Yining is the succcessor to the ruined city of Almaliq in Huocheng County.

Kulja was also a name of the Ili region in the past.


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