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Ningxia

Autonomous Region:           

Ningxia

Official Name:

Níngxiàzìzhìqū

Status:

Autonomous Region

Chinese Characters:

Population Figure:    

approx. 5,8 million

Area:

approx. 66.500 square kilometer

Location:       

North-West of China

Adjacent provinces: Gansu, Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi

Capital City:

Yinchuan

Sights:

Yinchuan and Zhongwei, which is located 150 km southwestern of Yinchuan

General Information:           

Dry desert region

Around 65% of Ningxia’s inhabitants are Han-Chinese

Around 35% belong to National Minority Groups; the biggest being the Hui, which is a Muslim ethnic group (around 1,2 million)

Links:

http://www.china.org.cn/english/
Information about Ningxia on china.org .cn

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