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Xinjiang " Overview"
(Tianshannet) Updated: 2006-June-26 12:34:54

Xinjiang is located in China's northwest frontier, and bordering eight countries, and with Gansu, Qinghai Province and the Tibet Autonomous Region are neighbors, there are 13 nationalities, of which the largest number of Uygur nationality.

Xinjiang ancient story, since the Western Han Dynasty more than 2,000 years ago the ancient Zhang Qian Link, opened up a famous "Silk Road", and promoted the frequent exchange of eastern and western civilizations.

Xinjiang surrounding mountains around, many rivers, rainfall and gather a wealth of mountain glaciers into the water, moistening a piece of pasture and oasis, a complex topography of the area north of the great wall of many strange scenery.

The deodar cedar green power spruce, glistening glaciers, Bicheng lake, the vast Gobi use of such tactics, the vast grassland and various types of rare flora and fauna composition of the reserves and natural wonders; Ancient Silk Road ancient castle, ancient rock cave, ancient temples, ancient 1962-1967, straddles the ancient sites, ancient burial Millennium dry corpse and various artifacts retirement, There are 47 national, ethnic and religious eight folk customs of the various ethnic style construction, costumes, dance, customs, cuisine, Xinjiang tourism formed the most charming scenery.   

Guidelines : day and night temperature in Xinjiang large enough clothes to bring, in addition to sports shoes, slippers, gastrointestinal medicine, cold medicine, antibiotic analgesics also have to prepare some. To Kanasi Lake, sections, the American Red Po, and other places in Buerjin County, Deputy County and the border counties of the armed police unit handling border passes.

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Important data
Abbreviations : new
Area : 10,000 square kilometres over 160
Population : 17.33 million in the region where 47 people, the main ethnic Uygur population 7.19 million, as "National Window."
Location : Located in the northwest frontier of the motherland, the northeast it Altai and Mongolia are neighbors, the West and Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and other countries bordering.
Capital : Urumqi

(SOURCES:en.802.cn)Editor: zhaoqian
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