Jim Travel Articles

Kashi Prefecture, China
Location and Area Kashi Prefecture, 141,600 square kilometers in total area in the southern part of Xinjiang, is contiguous with the Taklimakan Desert on its east and borders Russia, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kirghizia, Pakistan to its west and southwest respectively. The city of Kashi, a place of strategic importance in south Xinjiang, has an area […]
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Urumqi – General Info
Geography of Xinjiang Xinjiang is located in the northwestern part of China. It covers about 1.6 million square kilometers, and Xinjiang is the largest administrative division. Xinjiang borders on Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kirgizstan, Tajikistan, Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, with total boundaries running to 5400 kilometers. There are several huge mountain ranges running east and […]
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Urumqi, China – August 1999
Urumqi, China – August 1999 Urumqi sits on the northern slope of the Tianshan mountains with the Turpan-Shanshan-Tokson Basin to the east, the Junggar Basin to the north, and the Changji plains to the west, covering an area of 11,440 sq.km. It has 6 districts and a county under its jurisdiction, and a total population of 1.7 million with 38 […]
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