Xinjiang / Urumqi

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

Xinjiang, officially the Xinjiang Uygur Auto­nomous Region (XUAR), is an auto­nomous region of the People's Republic of China (PRC), located in the northwest of the country close to Central Asia. Being the largest province-level division of China, Xinjiang spans over 1.6 million square kilometres and has about 25 million in­habi­tants. In 2010, the popu­lation of Xinjiang was 45.84% Uyghur and 40.48% Han. The 2020 Census showed the Uyghur popu­lation declined slightly to 44.96%, and the Han popu­lation rose to 42.24%.
(Author: GKH, 19. August 2021 with major excerpts from Wikipedia.)
Image Credits
Urumqi - Panorama: By Y Chen - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0
Old Uyghur art from the Bezeklik murals: By Unknown author, CC BY-SA 4.0

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