Akesu

Akesu

Akesu is a city in the Chinese autonomous region of Xinjiang and the capital of Aksu Prefecture. The name Aksu literally means white water.

About Akesu

Akesu is a city in the Chinese autonomous region of Xinjiang and the capital of Aksu Prefecture. The name Aksu literally means white water (in Turkic), and is used for both the oasis town and the river. The economy of Aksu is mostly agricultural, with cotton, in particular long-staple cotton, as the main product. Also produced are grain, fruits, oils, beets and so on. The industry mostly consists of weaving, cement, and chemical industries. From the Former Han dynasty (125 BCE to 23 CE) at least until the early Tang dynasty (618-907 CE), Aksu was known as Gumo [Ku-mo]. The ancient capital town of Nan ('Southern Town') was likely well south of the present town.

Contributions by John Hill, Pratyeka, and Abstrakt.