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Location of Keriya County (pink) in Hotan Governorate (yellow) in Xinjiang

Keriya ( Chinese  于田 县 , Pinyin Yútián Xiàn ; Uighur كېرىيە ناھىيىسى, Keriyə Naⱨiyisi ) is a district of the Hotan administrative district in the south of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the northwest of the People's Republic of China . It has an area of ​​39,095 km² and has 220,000 inhabitants. Its main town is the Keriya community .

The ruined city ​​of Yuansha ( Yuansha gucheng ) from the time of the Western Han Dynasty has been on the list of monuments of the People's Republic of China (5-130) since 2001 .

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Coordinates: 36 ° 52 '  N , 81 ° 42'  E