Xinjiang Uygur

geographical name Xin·jiang Uy·gur \ ˈshin-ˈjyäŋ-ˈwē-gər \
variants: or Sinkiang Uighur , often shortened to Xinjiang or Sinkiang

Definition of Xinjiang Uygur

region (formerly a province) of western China between the Kunlun and Altai mountains and bordering Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir; capital Ürümqi area 635,829 square miles (1,653,154 square kilometers), population 21,815,815
Note: In area, Xinjiang Uygur is the largest administrative unit of China.

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