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Autonomous region of Xinjiang, China

Location of autonomous region of Xinjiang on a map

Xinjiang is a autonomous region found in the nation of China. Home to 21,813,334 people, it is the 25th largest division in China in terms of population.

Xinjiang gained its current status as a autonomous region in the year 1949. The government of Xinjiang is lead by Shohrat Zakir and is based in the autonomous region capital of Urumqi (Population: 3,029,372).

The most populous cities in Xinjiang are: UEruemqi (Population: 3,029,372), Shihezi (Population: 572,772), Yingbazha (Population: 340,020), Kashi (Population: 274,717), Aral (Population: 260,000).

Xinjiang Autonomous region - Quick Facts

Country China
Region Type Autonomous region
ISO Code CN_65
Time Zone HKT
Year of Establishment 1949
Capital Urumqi (Population: 3)
Head of Government Shohrat Zakir
Total Population 21,813,334
Total Area 1,743,441 sq km (673,146 sq miles)
Population Density 12.5 sq km (32.4 sq miles)
This page was last updated on July 24, 2015.

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