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Xinjiang Takes Off
Several deadly terrorist attacks in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region last month attracted great public attention. Despite the attacks, the general situation in Xinjiang has remained stable since a major riot in Urumqi, the regional capital, on July 5, 2009. Encouragingly, Xinjiang has shown a promising trend of growth
Prosperous Xinjiang

Today, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China is not only home to outstanding scenery, the 1.6-million-square-km region has also seen rapid economic growth, and its people are benefiting from well-developed infrastructure and burgeoning foreign trade

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Partnering for Development
The one-for-one aiding policy is bringing real benefits to the region's people
More Help, More Prosperity
Enhanced assistance program proves effective in its first-year operation
Gateway to Eurasia
With its privileged location and rapid economic development, Xinjiang is becoming China's portal to Eurasian states
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A Stunning Region
Xinjiang's outstanding natural beauty—its azure lakes, rolling grasslands, rich valleys and stark deserts—gives it enormous tourism potential
Xinjiang Quick Facts

Geographic location: In the heart of the Eurasian continent with a total international borderline of 5,600 km.

Size: 1.66 million square km, one sixth of China's land area, the largest of all provincial-level administrative regions.

Ethnic groups: There are 55 ethnic groups living in the region, mainly Uygur, Han, Kazak, Hui, Mongolian, Kirgiz, Xibe, Tajik, Ozbek, Manchu, Daur, Tatar and Russian. By the end of 2010, the population of Xinjiang had reached 21.81 million.

Religious beliefs: Include Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity (Catholicism) and Shamanism.

Administrative division: 15 prefectures (including prefectures, autonomous prefectures and prefecture-level cities) and 87 counties. Urumqi is the regional capital.

(Source: Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regional Government)

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