Asia

Xinjiang profile - facts

  • 23 May 2013
  • From the section Asia
A young ethnic Uighur sells prayer mats for Friday prayers outside Id Kah Mosque
Xinjiang's Silk Road city of Kashgar is home to China's largest mosque
  • Territory: Xinjiang-Uighur Autonomous Region
  • Status: Region of China
  • Population: 19,630,000 (2000 Chinese census)
  • Capital: Urumqi
  • Area: 1,660,001 sq km (640,930 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Chinese, Uighur
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Main exports: Oil, agricultural produce