Urumqi (China)

Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China, lies in the heart of central Asia. As it has always been an important hub on the Ancient Silk Road since ancient times and a prosperous city so far, now it has played a role of window in the pattern of China’s westward opening campaign.

Urumqi, which is one of the cities in central Asia that have a large area, population and great market potential and good integrated environment, plays a strong radioactive part in central Asia.


  • 3,110,000 persons (2011)

Number of Households

  • 741,860 households (2007)

Land Area

  • 14,216km2 (2011)

Population Density

  • 163 persons/km2 (2007)

Gross City Product per Industry

    • Primary Industry: 16.27 billion yuan (1.98%)
    • Secondary Industry: 316.59 billion yuan (38.59%)
    • Tertiary Industry: 487.42 billion yuan (59.43%)
    • (2007)

Number of Employees per Industry

    • Primary Industry: 8.76%
    • Secondary Industry: 17.35%
    • Tertiary Industry: 73.89%
    • (2007)

Annual Income per Capita

  • 31,140 yuan

Major Industries and Products

    Tourism, Industry, Services, Wholesale and Retail sector, Transport storage industry

Revenue of the city budget

  • Revenues of the State Budget: 5.140 billion yuan (2005)

Number of City Employees

  • 776,420 persons (2000)

Sister Cities (Countries), etc.

  • Almaty City (Republic of Kazakhstan), Bishkek (Kirgizstan) , Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Orem (United States), Narrandera (Australia), Osan (South Korea), Peshawar (Pakistan)

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