• 新疆 Xīnjiāng (Chinese)
  • Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR) (English)
    • Capital » Ürümqi
      • Also the largest city

Facts

  • Population » 25,230,000 (2019 est)
  • Language » Uyghurs

Geography

  • Area » 1,664,897 sq km (642,820 sq mi)
  • Xinjiang borders the Tibet Autonomous Region and the provinces of Gansu and Qinghai.
  • Highest Peak » Mount K2 @ 8,611 m (28,251 ft)

Notes

  • Xinjiang is an autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China, located in the northwest of the country.
  • Xinjiang’s media are tightly controlled by the local Communist Party and government.

Overlanding

  • The historical Silk Road ran through the territory from the east to its northwestern border.

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This page was last updated on 2021.03.19 by Robert Vinet