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Location of Karamay City jurisdiction in Xinjiang

Karamay or Kelamayi is a prefecture-level city in the north of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China. The name of the city comes from the Uyghur language, and means "black oil", referring to the oil fields near the city.

Karamay was the site of one of the worst disasters in modern Chinese history, the 12-08 incident, when 324 people, 288 of them school children, lost their lives in a cinema fire on 8 December 1994.


Other locations nearby

Kelamayi    (2 km)

Jinlong    (10 km)

Shangyouxincun    (13 km)

Sanping    (15 km)

Hongshanzui    (19 km)