Sunday, October 21, 2007
Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County (Uyghur Yengi Yezik̢: Taxk̢urƣan; Simplified Chinese: 塔什库尔干塔吉克自治县; Pinyin: Tǎshìkù'ěrgàn Tǎjíkè zìzhìxiàn; Sariquli Tajik in IPA: tɔʃqyrʁɔn tuʤik ɔftunum nɔja; sometimes spelled Tashkorgan, Tashkurghan etc.) is one of the counties of Kashgar Prefecture in western Xinjiang.
The total population of Taxkorgan is 27800, among them 84% Tajiks, 4% Han and 12% other nationalities. (Figures of 1995)
During the Han dynasty, Taxkorgan was known as Puli(Púlí 蒲犁); during the Tang dynasty, it was a protectorate of the Parthians, during the Yuan dynasty it was part of the Chaghatai empire. Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County was created in 1954 and is part of the district of Kashgar.
The county is served by Karakoram Highway, which runs through Tashkorgan City.
Posted by iamyrfans at 11:15 AM