Xinjiang Uygur

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Xinjiang Uygur

, Sinkiang-Uighur Autonomous Region
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: Urumqi. Pop.: 19 340 000 (2003 est.). Area: 1 646 799 sq. km (635 829 sq. miles)