Xinjiang jails 45 terrorists, people traffickers 
 4 million residents use natural gas in southern Xinjiang 
 World Cup glory is the next big goal for ambitious Uygur soccer girls 
 Xinjiang to be "core" of Silk Road Economic Belt 
 Xinjiang promotes over 2,000 public servants 
 Air-dried tomatoes in Xinjiang sell well in int'l market 
 Chinese vice premier to attend China-Eurasia Expo 
 Experts ease fears of Ebola spread 
 Xinjiang offers cash rewards for those hunting terrorists 
 Xi Jinping calls for saving people's lives first after deadly quake  
 Urumqi is Entering Eurasia-Expo Time 
 Xinjiang textile fund promises 1 mln jobs 
 Tianshan Grand Canyon in China's Xinjiang 
 Torrential rain affects over 17,000 in Xinjiang 
 98,700 affected by NW China extreme weather 
 China's Xinjiang Tianshan inscribed on World Heritage List 
 Rainstorms forecast for next three days 
What kind of Xinjiang
Magical place
 

First Asia-Europe Expo
 

The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (also called Xinjiang for short), situated in the border area of northwest China and the hinterland of the Eurasian Continent, occupies an area of 1.6649 million sq km, accounting for one sixth of Chinese territory.It has a land border of 5,600 km bounded by eight countries. It was an important section of the ancient Silk Road. According to statistics, in the year 2000 Xinjiang had a population of 19.25 million, including 10.9696 million people of other ethnic groups than the Han, China's majority ethnic group. There are 47 ethnic groups in Xinjiang, mainly the Uygur, Han, Kazak, Hui, Mongolian, Kirgiz, Xibe, Tajik, Ozbek,Manchu, Daur, Tatar and Russian. It isone of China's five autonomous regions for ethnic minorities.

Since ancient times, Xinjiang has been inhabited by many ethnic groups believing in a number of religions. Since the Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.- 24 A.D.), it has been an inseparable .....


 
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