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During the Ming Dynasty, a city was set up in the present Jiujiawan District of Urumqi, but it was destroyed by fire in the Junggar Rebellion which was put down by the Qing government in 1755, the twentieth year of the reign of Qing Dynasty Emperor Qianlong.
Urumqi is a multinational city with a population of 1.5 million and a population density of 101 persons per square kilometer.
Urumqi is located in the temperate zone of a dry continental climate.
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 Urumqi City China - China tourist & travel guide for Urumqi City, China
Urumqi is in the southern part of Zhungeer Basin and in the northern part of Tian Mountain.
Urumqi abounds in coal, oil shale, the salt in Dabancheng Salt Lake and so on.
Urumqi and nearly 30 cities in China are open to navigation.
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 Scenes of Urumqi and The Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China
Urumqi is the capital of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China's most western province.
Although forbidding in winter, Urumqi's climate is pleasant during the summer, with warm days and cool evenings.
In cities such as Urumqi and Kashi, huge mosques are still in use.
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 InsideOut Travel—Singing in Urumqi, Part 2
Urumqi is the capital of Xinjiang (pronounced SHIN-JAHNG), China’s second, lesser known "Tibet." The Xinjiang autonomous region is an area about the size of Western Europe.
The city of Urumqi spreads outwards, with ethnic markets and semi-desert until it reaches the Kazak yurts (tents) on the fringes of the surrounding mountains two or three hours from the center.
In the north, a Germany-sized grassland, the Junggar Basin, spans the hundreds of kilometers from Urumqi to the Altay Mountains on the border with Mongolia and Russia.
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 Urumqi - Silk Road travel guide - Urumuqi
At the beginning of the Han Dynasty, the wasteland was reclaimed and agriculture was initiated by immigrants.
According to historical documents, the Urumqi River at the foot of the Red Hill overflowed in 1785 and the year after.
Seventy-five kilometers south of Urumqi, the West Poplar Valley is located in the transition zone between low mountains and the mountains of intermediate height.
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 Ürümqi on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Cargo plane of Azerbaijan crashes in Urumqi, killing all seven crew.
Urumqi Trade Fair to be held in early September.
The Koran Scripture Institute in Urumqi, Xiangjiang, China, September 16, 2004.
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 William O. Beeman | Dynamic Urumqi Confounds the West in Many Ways
This is Urumqi [ooroomCHI], capital of China's western Xinjiang [shinJANG] autonomous region.
From January to June 2005, Urumqi measured imports and exports at 5.44 million tons, an increase of 25% over the same period last year.
The Urumqi international bazaar, a huge caravanserai complex with a giant minaret in the middle, is another pleasure palace awash in tourists - primarily Chinese from Beijing.
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 Urumqi Tours, Shows, Events and Airport Transfers.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The major sight in Urumqi is the Xinjiang Regional Museum on Xibei Lu in the north of the city.
Urumqi became the capital of Xinjiang in the late nineteenth century.
Urumqi is the political, industrial and economic capital of Xinjiang, and by far the largest city in the region, with a population of well over one million, the overwhelming majori
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 BootsnAll.com - Urumqi, China - August 1999
Urumqi sits on the northern slope of the Tianshan mountains with the Turpan-Shanshan-Tokson Basin to the east, the Junggar Basin to the north, and the Changji plains to the west, covering an area of 11,440 sq.km.
Urumqi is the political, economic, and cultural center of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, and the most inland city in the world.
During the Eastern Han Dynasty and the Western Han Dynasty, Urumqi was called "Beiting" (northern court) and "Jie Guo".
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 Urumqi / Famous Shops and Stores - China Shopping Travel Guide
Located in nrthwest China, Xinjiang is the largest of all the provinces and autonomous regions in China.
Urumqi is also known for its high-quality musical instruments.
Urumqi teems with fruit and melons, and its preserved fruit and melons enjoy a high reputation.
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 business hotel Urumqi | Yin Du Hotel | China
For example, Red Hill, located on the east bank of the Urumqi River, represents the legendary dragon who flooded the city in the 18th Century.
Neighbouring Kazakhs spend the summer here grazing their flocks, and are known to invite tourists into their yurts for a bowl of fragrant milk tea and spiced lamb.
Urumqi International Airport is 30 minutes from the hotel by car.
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 Equipment Built At The Dish Goes To China
Urumqi engineers Mr Sun Zheng-Wen and Mr Wang Wei Xia have been at Parkes since June 2001 to help build the receiver.
Urumqi commissioned the new receiver from CSIRO's Australia Telescope National Facility (which runs the Parkes Observatory) in late 2000.
Astronomers can 'link' the Urumqi telescope with telescopes in Australia, to observe the same cosmic objects at the same time.
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 China Travel Service - China Travel Guide
Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, is one of the country's most important cities open to the outside world like a piece of emerald embedded at the foot of the Tianshan Mountains.
The meteorological data indicate that the annual mean temperature in Urumqi has been 7.3 for many years.
The highest temperature recorded was 42.1 on August 1, 1973; the hottest month, July, averages 25.7.
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 InsideOut Travel—Singing in Urumqi, Part 1
You can imagine the size of the grapevine—but I must admit I was, and still am, grateful for the easy access to other native-speakers.
Urumqi must have between 20 to 40 English-speaking foreigners, out of a population of 2 million.
It is as remote as a city can get on the planet, the furthest city in the world from the sea and hundreds of kilometers from any similar-sized city in every direction.
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 China 2001: Beijing, Tianjin, Beidaihe, Kashgar, Urumqi and Turpan - A Travelogue by Doug Burnett
From what I had seen of Urumqi so far, I had decided I wanted to go back to Beijing a day early.
Urumqi was much like all the other Chinese cities I had visited.
Before long we saw the tall buildings of Urumqi - at 3:30 I was dropped at my hotel.
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 Urumqi Hotels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Ramada Tunhe hotel, situated in the convenient location of the city of Urumgi, is easy to access and within a moment away from many sightseeing attractions around the city.
Urumqi, the capital of China's Northwest Xinjiang autonomous region, is a kaleidoscope of sights and sounds.
It is located in the city center, on the top of a little beautiful hill.
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 Urumqi China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Urumqi (pronounced oo-room-a-chee with the "oo" silent) is the north-westernmost large city in Xinjiang, the Uighur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.
Here in Urumqi there are many Caucasians so my own ethnicity also blends in.
The day before I left Urumqi we spent some time in a WongBa near her sister's home.
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 Urumqi, Xinjiang, China Tour
he last stop on your westward journey along the Silk Road is Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, situated at the northern foothill of the snow-capped Tianshan Mountains.
Urumqi, meaning "fine pasture" in Mongolian, was first inhabited by a mixture of ethnic groups about 3,000 years ago.
It is a beautiful highland lake, flanked by rugged pines and cypresses, and with clear waters that reflect the surrounding mountains.
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 Urumqi Explosion an Accident: Experts
The Ministry of Public Security announced Wednesday that the catastrophic explosion that occurred on September 8 in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, was an accident.
A group of experts from the ministry reached the conclusion after a series of intensive examinations of the scene and evidences and thorough investigations into the situation.
The bumpy road conditions rocked the vehicle, and the explosives were accidentally detonated, the experts said.
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 Urumqi Hotels - Secure Reservations and Discount Rates on Urumqi Hotels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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 From Urumqi to Xian
The hilly surroundings of Urumqi with mountain lakes and impressive valleys are interesting.
After a few hours from Urumqi, the train is descending into the Turfan depression, a desert at -154 m altitude, deadly hot and one of the driest places on earth - quite similar to the Death Valley in Nevada.
The city of Turfan is a flowering oasis city, where sweet grapes and other sweet fruits grow in abundance due to an ingenious irrigation system (similar to the khanates in Iran).
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 City Hotel - Urumqi hotel reservation for City Hotel, China.
City Hotel - Urumqi hotel reservation for City Hotel, China.
City Hotel Urumqi (Xingjiang City Hotel) is located in the city commercial center.
Apart from this, there is a ladies club, gymnasium and sauna.
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 Skiing Tour around Urumqi - China Travel Forum
You are very lucky,because you choose this time to travel in Urumqi.In January winter already has come to Urumqi,and snow is always very heavy.Everything is covered by the beautiful snow flake.
The silver pretends to be in white.And the one of "Urumqi eight sceneries"-----"embrace the snow" will appear.
From Nov to Mar should be the best time for ski in Urumqi.
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 Language Log: Multilingual in Urumqi
It's easy for us to forget that most of the world is bilingual, and much of it is multilingual.
Yesterday's New York Times has a reminder of this linguistic characteristic of the rest of the world, in an article about Urumqi in China.
The reporter quotes Ahat Imam, who "operates a bank of telephones on the sidewalk." "You've got to be able to speak a little bit of a lot of languages in this work," he told the reporter, because Urumqi is multiethnic.
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 The Silk Road-Journey to Kashigar | Silk Road | Urumqi
En route, we climb to the top of Drum Tower which was used to report time in Ancient China, for a panoramic view of old Beijing.
In the afternoon, we fly to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, China's huge western province.
The highlight of our visit to Urumqi is an excursion to the Heavenly Lake.
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 VirtualTourist.com - urumqi's Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Mu name is Urumqi and I live in Urumqi.
You should come to see Urumqi when you are Urumqi.
I can even tailor a plan for your Silk Road China package tour!!!I live in Urumqi, the Center of Asia, the capital city of Xinjiang.
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 Urumqi-Silk Road City Guide
Xinjiang, the most northwestern region in China, has conspicuous continental climate, with highly changeable temperature, sharp difference in temperature between day and night, abundant sunshine, intense evaporation and little precipitation.
The mean annual temperature of northern Xinjiang where Urumqi located is 4°C-8°C (33°F-46.4°F) and that of southern Xinjiang 9°C-12°C (48.2°F-55.6°F).
The climate in Urumqi is continental, cold and dry in winter and hot in summer.
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 Urumqi Travel Guide: Urumqi Hotel, Map, Climate, Pictures...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Urumqi Travel Guide: Urumqi Hotel, Map, Climate, Pictures...
A The capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and the center of politics, economy and culture of Xinjiang.
History: a pasture land in ancient times; troops stationing in the Urumqi area in the Tang dynasty; set up as a city during the Ming dynasty; in 1884, established as the capital of Xinjiang province
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