Ürümqi


Ürüm·qi

geographical name \ˈue-ˈruem-ˈchē\

Definition of ÜRÜMQI

city NW China of Xinjiang Uygur on N side of Tian Shan pop 1,046,898

Variants of ÜRÜMQI

Ürüm·qi or Urum·chi \-ˈrm-chē, ˌr-əm-ˈ\ or Wu–lu–mu–ch'i \ˈwü-ˈlü-ˈmü-ˈchē\

Ürümqi

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2003 est.: 1,401,990), capital of Xinjiang autonomous region, northwestern China. Situated along the northern face of the Tien Shan, it first came under Chinese control in the 7th–8th century and became an important centre for caravans en route to Turkistan. The Uighurs had control from c. 750 until the resumption of Chinese rule in the 18th century. The city was held by Muslim rebels in 1864–76. When the province of Xinjiang was established in 1884, Ürümqi became its capital. It grew rapidly into the province's most important city and the centre of trade in Central Asia. It is located in a coal-mining and petroleum-producing area; its chief manufactures include iron and steel, agricultural machinery, and chemicals.

Variants of ÜRÜMQI

Ürümqi or Urumchi or Wu-lu-mu-ch'i

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