Urumqi Facts

Urumqi is the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which is along the ancient Silk Road.
 Wu (乌 in Chinese)
Coordinates: 43° 48′ 0″ N, 87° 35′ 0″ E
Country: China
Mayor: Jila Isamuddi
Population: 2.33 million people with 0.39 million non-permanent residents at the end of 2005
Currency: Yuan (Renminbi)
Language: Mandarin Chinese, Uygur
Time Zone: China Standard Time (UTC+8); Urumqi Time (two hours later than Beijing Time)

Area: 10,989 square kilometers
Administrative Divisions: 7 districts and 1 county
Altitude: 800m
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Main Rivers: Urumqi River, Shuimo River
GDP(2007 estimate):  Total – CNY78.2 billion; Per capital - CNY 29,200

Sister Cities: Peshawar, Pakistan,Bishkek,Kyrgyzstan,Almaty,Kazakhstan,Chelyabinsk,Russia

Urumqi Location - Where is Urumqi

Urumqi is located in the northern area of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on the banks of the Urumqi River at the northern foot of the middle Tianshan Mountain, and in the Southern-Fringe of Junggar Dasin. The coordinates of Urumqi is  43° 48′ 0″ N, 87° 35′ 0″ E.  Urumqi borders the Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture to the northwest and the northeast. It is contiguous with the Mongolian Autonomous Perfecture of Bayingoli to the south, and the Turfan Region bound it on the southeast. See map of Urumqi to view the exact location of Urumqi.
Urumqi Location Map

Urumqi Districts

Urumqi has totally seven districts and one county under its administration.

4 Urban Districts: Tianshan District, Saybagh District, Shuimogou District, Xinshi District

3 Suburban Districts: Dongshan District, Dabancheng District, Toutunhe District

1 Rural Counties: Urumqi County

Urumqi Codes

Urumqi Postal Code: Urumqi zip codes range from 830000 to 830094. However, not all within the range are in use.

Urumqi Area Code: Internal dialing code is 0991 while international telephone calling code is +0086-991. 

Urumqi in Chinese

Learning how to read and say Urumqi in Chinese might be of help when you are traveling around the city.

Urumqi in Chinese Pinyin: wū lǔ mù qí

How does Urumqi look in Chinese?

Urumqi in Chinese characters  Urumqi in traditional Chinese

How to say Urumqi in Chinese?    Click to play this audio file to learn how to correctly pronounce Urumqi in Chinese. Or you can download it to your hand device to help when you are traveling to Urumqi.

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