Xinjiang–uygur–autonomous–region



an autonomous region in nw china, bordering tibet, mongolia, kazakhstan, kirghizia, tadzhikistan, pakistan, and india: formerly a province. 635,830 sq. mi. (1,646,800 sq. km).
capital: ürümqi.
noun
an administrative division of nw china: established in 1955 for the uygur ethnic minority, with autonomous subdivisions for other small minorities; produces over half china’s wool and contains valuable mineral resources. capital: ürümqi. pop: 19 340 000 (2003 est). area: 1 646 799 sq km (635 829 sq miles)

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