Barköl Kazakh Autonomous County

Barköl Kazak Autonomous County (sometimes Barkul or Balikul in English) is part of Kumul Prefecture in Xinjiang and has an area of 38,445.3 km2 (14,843.8 sq mi). It forms part of the China–Mongolia border (bordering the Mongolian provinces of Khovd and Govi-Altai) on the county's north, while bordering Yizhou District to the south, Yiwu County to the east, and Changji's Mori Kazakh Autonomous County to the west.

Barköl was made an autonomous county on October 1, 1954. It is noted for camel and horse breeding with the Barköl horse well known throughout China. Due to the large number of camels, which is unparalleled in China, the county is nicknamed of the "county of ten thousand camels".

Barköl County

باركۆل ناھىيىسى
Barköl Kazakh Autonomous County
باركۆل قازاق ئاپتونوم ناھىيىسى
باركول قازاق اۆتونوميالى اۋدانى
Location of Barköl County (red) within Hami City (yellow) and Xinjiang
Location of Barköl County (red) within Hami City (yellow) and Xinjiang
Coordinates: 43°35′56″N 93°01′01″E / 43.599°N 93.017°ECoordinates: 43°35′56″N 93°01′01″E / 43.599°N 93.017°E
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionXinjiang
Prefecture-level cityHami
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Ethnic groups in Barkol, 2000 census

Barköl Kazakh Autonomous County
Barkol Lake, Xinjiang
Barkol Lake and Barkol, astronaut photograph from ISS
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese巴里坤哈薩克自治縣
Simplified Chinese巴里坤哈萨克自治县
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese鎮西縣
Simplified Chinese镇西县
Uyghur name
Uyghurباركۆل قازاق ئاپتونوم ناھىيىسى
Kazakh name
Kazakhباركول قازاق اۆتونوميالى اۋدانى
Баркөл Қазақ аутономиялық ауданы
Barkól Qazaq aýtonomııalyq aýdany
Ethnic group Population Percentage
Han 55,169 64.18%
Kazakh 29,236 34.01%
Mongol 1,173 1.36%
Hui 164 0.19%
Uyghur 134 0.16%
Manchu 26 0.03%
Tatar 22 0.03%
Russian 11 0.01%
Yi 9 0.01%
Others 20 0.02%

Lake Barkol

Lake Barkol is an alkali lake in a closed basin located at 43°40′05″N 92°48′11″E / 43.668°N 92.803°E. Current rainfall averages 210 millimetres (8.3 in), while the annual evaporation rate is 2,250 millimetres (89 in). Ancient shorelines show up as concentric rings on the satellite photo at right, indicating that water levels have varied many times in the past. One study identified five climates at Lake Barkol over the past 8,000 years, ranging from warm and wet to cold and wet and finally cold and dry at present. The average annual temperature in the area is now just 1 °C (34 °F), though temperatures swing from extreme highs (33.5 °C (92.3 °F)) to extreme lows (−43.6 °C (−46.5 °F)).[1]


  1. ^ Barkol Lake, Xinjiang at Nasa Earth Observatory

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List of postal codes in China

Postal codes in the People's Republic of China (simplified Chinese: 邮政编码(邮编); traditional Chinese: 郵政編碼(郵編); pinyin: yóuzhèng biānmǎ (yóubiān)) are postal codes used by China Post for the delivery of letters and goods within mainland China.

China Post uses a six-digit all-numerical system with four tiers: the first tier, composed of the first two digits, show the province, province-equivalent municipality, or autonomous region; the second tier, composed of the third digit, shows the postal zone within the province, municipality or autonomous region; the fourth digit serves as the third tier, which shows the postal office within prefectures or prefecture-level cities; the last two digits are the fourth tier, which indicates the specific mailing area for delivery.

The Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan), on the other hand, is not under control of the People's Republic of China. Therefore, even though it was assigned official postal codes by China Post, those codes are not in use. ROC's postal bureau, Chunghwa Post, uses a different postal code system. All mails between the PRC and the ROC are treated also as international mails, and mailing to Taiwan from Mainland China actually requires the use of the postal codes set forth by Chunghwa Post. The range 000000–009999 is not in use, because it was originally marked for Taiwan.

Codes starting from 999 are the internal codes used by China Post for handling international (including the SARs and Taiwan) mails, and not used by the general public.

Standard Mandarin
Hanyu PinyinBālǐkūn Hāsàkèzú Zìzhìxiàn
IPA[pálìkʰwə́n xásâkʰɤ̂tsǔ tsɹ̩̂ʈʂɻ̩̂ɕjɛ̂n]
Standard Mandarin
Hanyu PinyinZhènxī Xiàn
Latin YëziqiBarköl Qazaq Aptonom Nahiyisi
Yengi YeziⱪBarkɵl K̡azak̡ Aptonom Nah̡iyisi
Siril YëziqiБаркөл Қазақ Аптоном Наһийиси
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