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


Kulja, a town of Zungaria in Central Asia, on the Hi, which rises in the Tian Shan Mountains and flows N. into Lake Balkhash, at the foot of the Irenkhabirga Mountains, and on the road from China to Western Turkestan. The town is mostly inhabited by Chinese, and is in a fertile district which is productive of corn, cotton, fruits, rice, tobacco, and wine. Horses, cattle, camels, and sheep are reared. The province was occupied by Russia in 1871, but was in part afterwards restored to China.