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Xinjiang on Han language literally means „new frontier“. Since 1949 Xinjiang has been a part of Uighur Autonomous Region of PR of China, and it lays in the country’s far northwest. Xinjiang is China’s largest administrative region. It spans more than 1.6 million sq km and it is almost similar in size with its north-eastern neighbour Mongolia.

Demographically, with its 21.8 million citizens, it is more likely the same size of its north-western neighbour Kazakhstan’s 17.7 million citizens and also sparsely populated with its 13/sq km.

For centuries, Xinjiang is home of the large ethnic Uyghur Muslim population of about 45%, yet still there are almost the same percentage of Han Chinese of about more than 40% which maintains a growing trend. The relations between two communities, particularly in recent times, were not always the best, which was caused by Uighur’s sense of unequal opportunities and marginalization which produced tensions that tend to escalate even very far from Xinjiang in the form of terrorist attacks like that of Kunming (Yunan province) and also before that, in Chinese capital of Beijing.

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than the US 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly smaller than the US 2008
Area > Land 9.33 million sq km 2008 3rd out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 7.01 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 148th out of 224
Area > Total 9.6 million sq km 2013 5th out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 645 2011 120th out of 178
Climate extremely diverse; tropical in south to subarctic in north 2013
Coastline 14,500 km 2014 12th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 35 00 N, 105 00 E 2013
Land area > Sq. km 9.33 million sq km 2008 2nd out of 199
Land area > Square miles 3.7 million square miles 2013 1st out of 86
Location Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam 2013
Natural resources coal, iron ore, petroleum, natural gas, mercury, tin, tungsten, antimony, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, magnetite, aluminum, lead, zinc, rare earth elements, uranium, hydropower potential (world's largest) 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 9.6 million km² 2005 4th out of 204
Terrain mostly mountains, high plateaus, deserts in west; plains, deltas, and hills in east 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

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Environment 3 Land use 3
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  • China ranked first for area > total amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2013.
  • China ranked second for land area > sq. km globally in 2008.

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Xinjiang on Han language literally means „new frontier“. Since 1949 Xinjiang has been a part of Uighur Autonomous Region of PR of China, and it lays in the country’s far northwest. Xinjiang is China’s largest administrative region. It spans more than 1.6 million sq km and it is almost similar in size with its north-eastern neighbour Mongolia.

Demographically, with its 21.8 million citizens, it is more likely the same size of its north-western neighbour Kazakhstan’s 17.7 million citizens and also sparsely populated with its 13/sq km.

For centuries, Xinjiang is home of the large ethnic Uyghur Muslim population of about 45%, yet still there are almost the same percentage of Han Chinese of about more than 40% which maintains a growing trend. The relations between two communities, particularly in recent times, were not always the best, which was caused by Uighur’s sense of unequal opportunities and marginalization which produced tensions that tend to escalate even very far from Xinjiang in the form of terrorist attacks like that of Kunming (Yunan province) and also before that, in Chinese capital of Beijing.

Posted on 21 May 2014

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Under "population density>people per sq km" it states that there are 139.87 people per sq meter, when it should say 139.87 people per square kilometer. This typo should be addressed and corrected whenever possible. (Asia>China>Geography)

Posted on 04 Oct 2009

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