Urumqi China lies in
Xingjiang Weiwuer autonomous region. It is the capital of it. It is
11 thousand square kilometers in area. The population is 1.4
Urumqi City is in the southern part of Zhungeer Basin and in the
northern part of Tian Mountain. The topography here mainly is hilly
area and the basins in mountains. The southwestern and northeastern
parts are higher than the middle part and the northwestern part. It
has a dry continental climate in the mid-temperate zone. The average
annual temperature is 6.2 degree Celsius and the average annual
precipitation is 250mm. The black frost period can last 140 to 200
days. Urumqi abounds in coal, oil shale, the salt in Dabancheng Salt
Lake and so on. There are also iron, lime plaster and gypsum. The
grassland is very wide.
Urumqi's industries are machinery, chemical, electric power,
petroleum processing, textile building materials and food. They are
in the important places too. In agriculture, there are wheat, corn,
rape-seed cotton, meat and fruits.
Urumqi is the hub of Xinjiang's communications. The high way and
railway are very convenient. Urumqi and nearly 30 cities in China
are open to navigation.
In Urumqi, the national culture is very diverse. Shanxibig Temple
is a famous mosque, and there are some graceful mural paintings in
Da Fo Temple. In Tianshan Valley, there is Baiyang ditch, which is
famous for its spring, its woods and its flowers. The traditional
specialties are jade carving, jewelry, Xinjiang porcelain national
hats, carpet, watermelon, raisin and apricot.