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Ürümqi

or Urumchi, Urumtsi

[y-rym-chee] /ˈüˈrümˈtʃi/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Xinjiang Uygur region, in NW China.
Formerly Dihua.

Xinjiang Uygur

or Sinkiang Uighur

[shin-jyahng wee-ger] /ˈʃɪnˈdʒyɑŋ ˈwi gər/
noun
1.
an autonomous region in NW China, bordering Tibet, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Tadzhikistan, Pakistan, and India: formerly a province. 635,830 sq. mi. (1,646,800 sq. km).
Capital: Ürümqi.
Official name Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
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