Urumqi 乌鲁木齐


Chinese Name: 乌鲁木齐

English Name: Urumqi;Dihua

Other Name: Wushi乌市;Dihua迪化

Abbreviation: 乌 Wu

Zip Code: 83 00 00

Population: 4.054 million

Urumqi 乌鲁木齐
Huzhou 湖州

Brief Introduction

Urumqi 乌鲁木齐 is a prefecture-level city and capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, an important central city in northwest China and an international business center facing Central Asia and West Asia approved by The State Council.

Located in northwest China, central Xinjiang, the center of Eurasia, the northern foot of the middle Tianshan Mountains, and the southern edge of Junggar Basin准噶尔盆地, Adjacent to central Asian countries, Urumqi is the political, economic, cultural, scientific, educational, and transportation center of Xinjiang, and the largest city in the world farthest from the sea, so it has the name of “The Capital of Asia”亚心之都. It is the bridgehead in western China of the second Eurasian land Bridge and an important gateway for China to open to the west. It is the most inland large city in the world and farthest from the sea and coastline.

As of 2019, The city has jurisdiction over 7 districts and 1 county, with a total area of 13,800 square kilometers. As of midnight on November 1, 2020, the permanent resident population of Urumqi is 4,054,369. In 2020, The regional GDP of Urumqi is 333,732 billion yuan.

Famous Attractions in Urumqi

Urumqi is an important tourism distribution center and destination in Xinjiang and even the whole country. The Tianshan Mountains are distributed with alpine and ice landscape, mountain forest landscape,s and grassland landscapes, providing tourists with rich content for sightseeing and exploration. The culture, art, customs, and customs of various ethnic groups constitute the tourism and cultural landscape with ethnic characteristics.

Urumqi 乌鲁木齐
Silk Road International Ski Resort 丝绸之路国际滑雪场

Some special scenic spots in Urumqi

  • Silk Road International Ski Resort 丝绸之路国际滑雪场
  • The Red Mountain 红山
  • Shuimogou Scenic spot 水磨沟名胜风景区
  • South Shanxi White Poplar ditch 南山西白杨沟
  • Glacier No 1 一号冰川
  • Memorial Hall of the Eighth Route Army in Xinjiang 八路军驻新疆办事处纪念馆
  • Shanxi Great Temple 陕西大寺
  • Center for Continental Geography of Asia 亚洲大陆地理中心
  • The people’s park 人民公园
  • Xinjiang Geology and Mineral Resources Exhibition Museum 新疆地质矿产陈列馆
  • Great Buddhist temple 大佛寺

Famous Universities in Urumqi

By the end of 2019, there were 22 regular institutions of higher learning, 29 secondary vocational education schools, 57 regular senior high schools, 98 junior middle schools, 130 primary schools, four special education schools, and 449 kindergartens.

Urumqi 乌鲁木齐
Xinjiang university 新疆大学

List of universities and colleges in Urumqi

  • Xinjiang university 新疆大学
  • Xinjiang Normal University 新疆师范大学
  • Xinjiang Medical University 新疆医科大学
  • Xinjiang Agricultural University 新疆农业大学
  • Xinjiang University of Finance and Economics 新疆财经大学
  • Xinjiang Institute of Engineering 新疆工程学院
  • Xinjiang Police College 新疆警察学院
  • Xinjiang University of Arts 新疆艺术学院
  • Xinjiang Tianshan Vocational and Technical University 新疆天山职业技术大学
  • Xinjiang Teachers college 新疆师范高等专科学校
  • Xinjiang Vocational University 新疆职业大学
  • Urumqi Vocational University 乌鲁木齐职业大学

Diet of Urumqi

Xinjiang food habits in western regions have strong fragrances, and all kinds of food have excellent color, smell, and taste. Grilled lamb kebabs have become popular all over the country, and roasted whole lamb is a dish in Xinjiang province. Ethnic minorities in pastoral areas can process milk and goat’s milk into eight or nine kinds of dairy products, which are fragrant, sweet, or sour and have a strong milk taste. Fermented with mare’s milk and into the mare’s milk wine slightly spray wine fragrance, cool palatability.

Urumqi 乌鲁木齐
Padanwood 巴旦木

Some specialty snacks in Urumqi

  • Stewed Lamb in Clear Soup 清炖羊肉
  • Oil San Zi 油馓子
  • Cold noodles 凉面
  • Padanwood 巴旦木
  • Horse milk wine 马奶酒
  • Velvet antler 鹿茸
  • donkey-hide gelatin 阿胶
  • Deer blood wine 鹿血酒
  • vintages 葡萄酒
  • Korla pear 库尔勒香梨
  • Kuqa small white apricot 库车小白杏
  • Aksu apple 阿克苏苹果

Transportation in Urumqi

Aviation: Urumqi is one of the cities where the seven regional administrations of CAAC are located. It is one of the eight aviation hubs in China as defined by CAAC and the third aviation hub of China Southern Airlines. Urumqi Diwopu International Airport乌鲁木齐地窝堡国际机场, flying area level 4E, is China’s national gateway to Central Asia, West Asia and connecting Europe and Asia.

Metro: Urumqi Metro乌鲁木齐地铁 is an urban rail transit system serving Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. Its first line was opened for trial operation on October 25, 2018, making Urumqi the second city in northwest China to open and operate a Metro.

Walk-in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang, China

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