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Atlas of Xinjiang

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شىنجاڭ
新疆

ئۇيغۇرچە [1]شىنجاڭ - شىنجاڭ ئۇيغۇر ئاپتونوم رايونى
中文 新疆 - 新疆维吾尔自治区[2]

新疆(维语:شینجاڭ Shinjang),全称新疆维吾尔自治区(维语:شینجاڭ ئۇيغۇر ئاپتونوم رايونی Shinjang Uyghur Aptonom Rayoni),简称新,是現時中華人民共和國西北边疆的一个自治区,亦是該國陆地面积最大的省级行政区,首府位於乌鲁木齐。

English Xinjiang - Xinjiang Autonomous Region
Xinjiang is an autonomous region of the ► People's Republic of China. It is a large, sparsely populated area which takes up about one sixth of the country's territory. Xinjiang borders the ► Tibet Autonomous Region to the south and Qinghai and Gansu provinces to the southeast, ► Mongolia to the east, the ► Altai Republic of ► Russia to the north, and ► Kazakhstan, ► Kyrgyzstan, ► Tajikistan (esp. ► Gorno-Badakhshan), ► Afghanistan, and the Pakistan- and India-controlled parts of ► Kashmir to the west. It administers most of Aksai Chin, a region claimed by India as part of Jammu and Kashmir.

Short name Xinjiang
Official  name Xinjiang Autonomous Region
Status Autonomous region of the People's Republic of ► China
Capital ئۈرۈمچی (Ürümqi)
乌鲁木齐[3]
Population 19,630,000 inhabitants
Area 1,660,000 km²
Major  languages Uyghurian, Chinese
Major  religions Islam, Chinese folk religion
More information Xinjiang, Geography of Xinjiang, History of Xinjiang and Politics of Xinjiang
More  images Xinjiang - Xinjiang (Category).

General maps

Xinjiang map.png Map of Xinjiang
Xinjiang nationalities by prefecture 2000.png Nationalities of Xinjiang
Xinjiang regions.png Xinjiang Macroregions
Map of language areas of Xinjiang.png Languages of Xinjiang
Xinjiang Space View.jpg Xinjiang Space View

Maps of divisions

This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day {{{1}}}, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day {{{1}}}.

Tarimbecken 3. Jahrhundert.png Xinjiang during 3rd century A.D.
Emperor Taizong's campaign against Xiyu states.svg Tang Emperor Taizong's campaign in Xinjiang, 640-648

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This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.



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  1. Romanization: Shinjang - Shinjang Uyghur Aptonom Rayoni.
  2. Romanization according to the Hanyu Pinyin standard: Xīnjiāng - Xīnjiāng Wéiwú'ěr Zìzhìqū.
  3. Romanization according to the Hanyu Pinyin standard: Wūlǔmùqí.

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