Korla (Chinese库尔勒 市, pinyin Kù'ěrlè Shì ) is a city in the center of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China. It has about 410,000 inhabitants (2004) and is capital of the Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture Bayingolin.


Korla is at 930m altitude on the southern edge of the Tianshan Mountains, north of the Taklamakan Desert. 7 km north of the town, on the way to Karashar is the Tiemen Pass, which played an important role in protecting the Silk Road from predatory nomads from the north. 57 km northeast of Korla is the major Lake Bosten Hu, who supplies the city over the Konqi river with fresh water. Korla is the starting point of the railway line south Xinjiang to Kashgar.

Ethnic structure of the population Korlas (2000)

The census of 2000 counted 381 943 inhabitants Korlas.


As an important oasis on the northern Silk Road Korla was known at the time of the Han Dynasty under the name Weili as a city with nearly 10,000 residents.

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Bagrax ( Bohu ) - Bügür ( Luntai ) - Hejing - Hoxud ( Heshuo ) - Korla - Lopnur ( Yuli ) - Qakilik ( Ruoqiang ) - Qiemo County ( Qiemo ) - Yanqi

  • Location in Xinjiang
  • District-free city (China)