Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Aksu, a garrison town of Chinese Turkestan, 250 miles N.E. of Yarkand, the centre of a large caravan trade. It is noted for the manufacture of the richly ornamented deer-skin saddlery so esteemed in Central Asia, and it has some manufactures of cotton, besides copper and iron mines worked by Chinese convicts. The pop. of the district is about 100,000.