Northwestern China
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Northwestern China
Northwestern China

Northwestern China (Chinese: ; pinyin: X?b?i) includes the autonomous regions of Xinjiang and Ningxia and the provinces of Shaanxi, Gansu, and Qinghai.

Northwest China
Population96.6 million

Administrative divisions

GB[2] ISO No[3] Province Chinese Name Capital Population Density Area Abbreviation/Symbol
SN 61 Shaanxi Province
Sh?nx? Sh?ng
Xi'an 37,327,378 181.55 205,600 ?(?)
Sh?n (Qín)
GS 62 Gansu Province
G?nsù Sh?ng
Lanzhou 25,575,254 56.29 454,300 ?(?)
G?n (L?ng)
QH 63 Qinghai Province
Q?ngh?i Sh?ng
Xining 5,626,722 7.80 721,200 ?
NX 64 Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region ?
Níngxià Huízú Zìzhìq?
Yinchuan 6,301,350 94.89 66,400 ?
XJ 65 Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
X?nji?ng Wéiwú'?r Zìzhìq?
Ürümqi 21,813,334 13.13 1,660,400 ?

Cities with urban area over one million in population

# City Urban area[4] District area[4] City proper[4] Prov. Census date
1 Xi'an 5,206,253 6,501,190 8,467,838 SN 2010-11-01
2 Ürümqi 2,853,398 3,029,372 3,112,559 XJ 2010-11-01
3 Lanzhou 2,438,595 2,628,426 3,616,163 GS 2010-11-01
4 Yinchuan 1,159,457 1,290,170 1,993,088 NX 2010-11-01
5 Xining 1,153,417 1,198,304 2,208,708 QH 2010-11-01

Outer Northwest China

Outer Northwest China (Chinese: ; pinyin: Wài X?b?i) refers to territories of the Qing dynasty that were later annexed by the Russian Empire through the Convention of Peking, Treaty of Tarbagatai, Treaty of Saint Petersburg (1881) and other unequal treaties. The territories formed parts of far-western Xinjiang, northwestern Outer Mongolia, and the entirety of Tannu Uriankhai. Prior to Qing rule, Outer Northwest China was part of the Dzungar Khanate but the region was annexed into the Qing Empire in the aftermath of the Dzungar-Qing Wars.

Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the region is now divided among four successor states of the Soviet Union: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Russia.

See also


  1. ^ "List of regions of the People's Republic of China - Wikipedia". Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ CHGIS. "Database Design". Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ ISO 3166-2:CN (ISO 3166-2 codes for the provinces of China)
  4. ^ a b c (2012). 2010. Beijing [China Statistics Press]. ISBN 978-7-5037-6659-6.

Coordinates: 36°48?00?N 95°48?00?E / 36.8000°N 95.8000°E / 36.8000; 95.8000

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