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Urumqi

City Features

  • Foods

    Xinjiang Kebabs are chunks of mutton thread on skewers and roasted over charcoal. The keba ...

  • Shopping

    Xinjiang is not only recognized as being a station on the Silk Road, but is also known as ...

  • Art&Entertainment

    Victoria, 94 Shengli Rd, ☎ +86 0991-8555556. 11AM-1AM. A popular hangout with hip Uyghurs, ...

  • Hotel

    Maitian International Youth Hostel, 726 Youhao Rd S, near Parkson (Take every bus that pas ...

  • Travel

    Xinjiang Uygur Regional Museum ,132 Xi Bei Lu / West North Rd. Located behind the Sheraton ...

  • Geography

    The largest city in western China, Urumqi has earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the most remote city from any sea in the world. It is about 2,500 kilometers (1,600 mi) from the nearest coastline as Urumqi is the closest major city to the Eurasian pole of inaccessibility, althoug ...

  • History

    Although Urumqi is situated near the northern route of the Silk Road, it is likely to be a relatively young city. According to Chinese scholars, during the 22nd year of Emperor Taizong's reign in the Tang Dynasty, AD 648, the Tang government set up the town of Luntai in the ancient town seat of Urab ...

Transport

Urumqi is quite famous for its claim that it is the most inland major city in the world, that being the farthest from any ocean.

Administrative Districts

Urumqi currently comprises 8 county-level subdivisions: 7 districts and 1 county.

Information and Service

Emergency: Police:tel.110 Fire:tel.119. Ambulance:tel.120 Population: about 1.88 million Area: 10,989 square km (about 4,243 square miles) Zip code: 830000 Area Code:0991 Toilet facilities: using toilets in the downtown area of Urumqi costs about 0.2 Yuan. Post office: Yangzijiang Lu Branch (city center): 4, Yangzijiang Lu Jie Fang Bei Lu Branch (city center): 61, Jiefang Bei Lu Beijing Lu Branch (south suburb): 5, Henan Xi Lu Money Urumqi Branch of Bank of China offers currency ...