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China – Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region – Gerasim Velichkov – Gerry, adventurer, explorer, photographer


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China – Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region


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Xinjiang (Uyghur: شىنجاڭ‎, ULYShinjangMandarin pronunciation: [ɕíntɕjɑ́ŋ]Chinese新疆pinyinXīnjiāngWade–Giles: Hsin1-chiang1postal map spellingSinkiang), officially Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region,[2] is an autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China in the northwest of the country. It is the largest Chinese administrative division and spans over 1.6 million km2. Xinjiang borders RussiaMongoliaKazakhstanKyrgyzstanTajikistanAfghanistanPakistan and India. It has abundant oil reserves and is China’s largest natural gas-producing region.It is home to a number of ethnic groups including the UyghurHanKazakhTajiksHuiKyrgyz, and Mongol, with a majority of the population adhering to Islam.[3] More than a dozen autonomous prefectures and counties for minorities are in Xinjiang. Older English-language reference works often refer to the area as Chinese Turkestan.[4] Xinjiang is divided into the Dzungarian Basin in the north and the Tarim Basin in the south by a mountain range. Only about 4.3% of Xinjiang’s land area is fit for human habitation.[5

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At the uyghur’s homes…
Ürümqi city…
On the market place in Uirumchi…
Pamir plateau…
People of Pamir…