A report on Ili (river), Yining and Xinjiang
Yining, also known as Ghulja (غۇلجا) or Qulja (قۇلجا) and formerly Ningyuan , is a county-level city in Northwestern Xinjiang, People's Republic of China and the seat of the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture.- Yining
It flows from the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region to the Almaty Region in Kazakhstan.- Ili (river)
The city of Yining is a county-level administrative unit located along Ili River.- Yining
The main city of the region, Yining (Kulja), is located on the northern side of the river (about 100 km upstream from the international border).- Ili (river)
In the west, the Tian Shan split, forming the Ili River valley.- Xinjiang
In 1755, with the help of the Oirat noble Amursana, the Qing attacked Ghulja and captured the Dzungar khan.- Xinjiang
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Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture0 links
Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture (Іле Қазақ автономиялық облысы) (also as Yili) is an autonomous prefecture for Kazakh people in Northern Xinjiang, China, one of five autonomous prefectures in Xinjiang.
Yining City is its capital.
Huiyuan (Manchu Kulja) was the last Qing fortress in the Ili Valley to fall to the rebels.
Dzungaria (also transliterated as Zungaria; Dzungharia or Zungharia; Dzhungaria or Zhungaria; Djungaria or Jungaria; or literally züüngar, Mongolian for "left hand") is a geographical subregion in Northwest China that corresponds to the northern half of Xinjiang—hence it is also known as Beijiang.
In the southwest, the tall Borohoro Mountains branch of the Tian Shan separates the basin from the upper Ili River.
Ürümqi, Yining and Karamai are the main cities; other smaller oasis towns dot the piedmont areas.