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Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR)

Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) is one of five autonomous regions of China. It is located in the northwest of China and shares borders with Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Mongolia. The area of XUAR is 1646 thousand square kilometers. Xinjiang is mostly covered with uninhabitable deserts and dry grasslands, with dotted oases at the foot of Tian Shan, Kunlun Mountains and Altai Mountains.

The climate is continental with precipitation in arid regions less than 100 mm per year. XUAR possesses rich natural resources including oil, coal, polymetals, etc. 46 nationalities and nationalities live in the vast territory of the region. 60% of the population lives in rural areas. The official language is Chinese. Urumchi is the capital of the XUAR. As of 2010 the population of the XUAR was 21,813,334 people, 45.21% of which are Uighurs and 40.58% are Han Chinese.

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XUAR is an agricultural region with the developed animal breeding industry. The total number of livestock is 3.05 million heads. As for the industry and services sectors, they are also very well developed. The most perspective sectors are mining, energy, manufacturing and consumer goods industry.

The most well-known route of the historical Silk Road ran through the territory of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

News and Media

http://www.xinjiang.gov.cn/ - Official site of the People's Government of the XUAR

http://www.xj.cei.gov.cn/ - Xinjiang Informational Website

Educational institutions

http://www.xju.edu.cn/ -Xinjiang University

http://www.xjmu.edu.cn/ - Xinjiang Medical University

Industry, agriculture, business

http://www.yjmj.com/ - ''Wine of Xinjiang'' Company

http://www.hualingxj.com/ - Xinjiang Limited Liability Company "Hualin" (trade)

http://www.xjwd.com/ - Xinjiang Limited Liability Company "Wanda"

http://www.drwl.net/ - Company "De-zhun" (cargo transportation)

http://www.xjxnw.gov.cn/ - Agricultural Development Website

http://www.xjjs.gov.cn/ - Xinjiang Building Website

http://www.wihg.com.cn/ - AOO Website (chemical industry)

http://www.xjinfo.gov.cn/ - Xinjiang Science and Technology Information Website


http://www.xinjiangtour.gov.cn/ - Xinjiang Tourism Official Website

http://www.xbts.com/ - "Journey through the western edge"

http://www.xjhotel.com.cn/ - Xinjiang Restaurant website

Traditions and Holidays

New Year in China