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Ürümqi city… – Gerasim Velichkov – Gerry, adventurer, explorer, photographer


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Published on: Monday, October 10, 2011 in 02:33 PM.
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Ürümqi city…

Ürümqi /ˈrmi/, formerly Tihwa or Dihua, is the capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China, in the northwest of the country. Urumqi was a major hub on thesilk road during China’s Tang Dynasty, and developed its reputation as a leading cultural and commercial center during the Qing Dynasty.

With a built up population of 2,988,715 as of 2010 census (6 urban and suburban districts but Dabancheng not yet urbanized) and 3.03 in 7 urban and suburban districts,[2] Ürümqi, whose name means “beautiful pasture” in the Mongolian language of the Dzungar people,[3] is the largest city in China’s western interior. Since the 1990s Ürümqi has developed economically and now serves as a regional transport node, cultural, and commercial centre.

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