Tuanjie Square

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Tuanjie Square
Public square
Unity Square
Chinese: 团结广场
The Monument of Kurban Tulum's shaking hands with Mao Zedong is in the center of Tuanjie Square, Hotan, China
The Monument of Kurban Tulum's shaking hands with Mao Zedong is in the center of Tuanjie Square, Hotan, China
Featuresmonument, night market
Opening date2004
LocationHotan, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China
Coordinates: 37°06′38″N 79°55′22″E / 37.110555°N 79.922832°E / 37.110555; 79.922832Coordinates: 37°06′38″N 79°55′22″E / 37.110555°N 79.922832°E / 37.110555; 79.922832
Tuanjie Square
Chinese name
Chinese团结广场
Literal meaningunity/solidarity square
Uyghur name
Uyghurئىتتىپاق مەيدانى

Tuanjie Square or Unity Square[1] (Chinese: 团结广场, Uyghur: ئىتتىپاق مەيدانى‎) is the main square in the center of Hotan, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.[2] It is so called to promote unity among the various ethnic minorities in the region, where the Uyghur people are in the majority. The square is 250 metres (820 ft) long from north to south, and 200 metres (660 ft) wide from east to west.[3]

In the center of the square stands the statue of Kurban Tulum's shaking hands with Mao Zedong.[2] The southeast corner has a night market, visited by both local people and tourists.

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  1. ^ Tang, Didi; Wong, Gillian (28 June 2013). "China's west erupts in violence 2nd time in 3 days". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 2017-06-29.
  2. ^ a b Hayes, Anna; Clarke, Michael (2015). Inside Xinjiang: Space, Place and Power in China's Muslim Far Northwest. Routledge. p. 105. ISBN 9781317672500. Retrieved 2017-06-29.
  3. ^ "和田团结广场". baike.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-06-29.