🇨🇳 Tacheng (塔城), as the official romanized name, also transliterated from Mongolian as Qoqak, is a county-level city and the administrative seat of Tacheng Prefecture, in northern Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang.
The city was sometimes called Tarbaghatay or Tarbagatai (Mongolian: 'having marmots') and in European languages as Chuguchak (based on its name in the Mongolian language). The current official Chinese name Tacheng is an abbreviation of "Tarbaghatay City". The current Uyghur name is Qöqäk transliterated from Mongolian.
It is located in the Dzungarian Basin, some 10 km (6.2 mi) from the Chinese border with Kazakhstan. For a long time it has been a major centre for trade with Central Asia because it is an agricultural hub. Its industries include food processing, textiles, and utilities.
Tacheng has a population of over 56,400 people. Tacheng also forms the centre of the wider Tacheng Prefecture which has a population of over 935,600 people.
Twin Towns - Sister Cities Tacheng has links with:🇰🇿 Oskemen, Kazakhstan