| Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region |
شىنجاڭ ئۇيغۇر ئاپتونوم رايونى
Location of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
|Origin of name|| xīn – new
jiāng – frontier
|Administrative type||Autonomous region|
|GDP|| $62.5 Billion
Xinjiang is an Autonomous region in The People's Republic of Nanzhao, it is the largest administrative division in Nanzhao and spans over 2.6 Million km2. Xinjiang borders Pavalosk, Mongolia, Uyghurstan, Herat Bhaktapur and Tibet. It has abundant oil reserves and is Nanzhao's largest natural gas-producing region.
It is home to a number of different ethnic groups and major ethnic groups include Uyghur, Han, Pavaloskian, Hui, Tibetian and Mongol.
Xinjiang is known for its fruits and produce, including grapes, melons, pears, cotton, wheat, silk, walnuts and sheep. Xinjiang also has large deposits of minerals and oil.
In the late 19th century the region was noted for producing salt, soda, borax, gold, jade and coal
The oil and gas extraction industry in Turpan and Dihua is booming, with the West–East Gas Pipeline connecting to Changshu.The oil and petrochemical sector account for 60% of Xinjiang's local economy.
Geography and geology Edit
East Orientian migrants arrived in the eastern portions of the Tarim Basin about 3,000 years ago, while the Uighur peoples arrived after the collapse of the Orkon Uighur Kingdom, based in modern-day Mongolia, around the year 842.
Xinjiang is home to several distinct ethnic groups of various religious traditions; however, the majority of the region's total population are adherents of Islam.
In general, Uyghurs are the majority in western Xinjiang and Han are the majority in eastern and northern Xinjiang.