Urumqi, known as Wulumuqi in Chinese, is the capital and largest city in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in far northwestern China. With a population of 3.1 million, the city's GDP grew 17.3% to RMB206 billion in 2012. Urumqi is a regional hub for industrial production, responsible for nearly two-thirds of Xinjiang's total along with its second and third largest cities. It is also China's gateway to Central Asia through the Urumqi Foreign Economic Relations and Trade Fair, which was renamed the China-Eurasia Expo in 2011.

Urumqi Quick Facts
  • Area
    12000 km2
  • Population:
  • Gross domestic product:
    131.1 billion RMB
  • GDP growth:
  • Fixed Asset Investment:
    50.01 billion RMB
  • Utilized Foreign Direct Investment:
    0.13 billion US$
  • Imports:
    1.55 billion US$
  • Exports:
    4.43 billion US$

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