The Beautiful City---Korla
Tianshan, the hinterland of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region; the edge of Taklamakan Desert; the northeast edge of the largest basin in China, Tarim Basin.
Physical Features: higher north and lower south terrain, forming sloping oasis like a fan; Kongquehe River flows its way through its whole area; the branch of Tarim River flows through the south of the urban.
Urban Population: 20,0000
Area: 7116.9 sq km
Nationalities: Mongolian, Uygur, Han, Hazake, Hui, Kerkezi, Xibo, Tajike, Wuzibieke, Tataer, Dawoer, Manchu and Russian.
History: with thousands years history, Korla is a throat in the middle of the Silk Road in history; it was set up as a county early in 1940, a prefecture in 1954, merged into the Bayin'guoleng Mongolia Autonomous prefecture in 1960, being approved to be as a city on October 1979.