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Urumqi
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Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, is located on the banks of the Urumqi River at the northern foot of Tianshan Mountain. For over two thousand years, many different minorities who herded sheep and cattle pastured the area around Urumqi. It was an important city along the ancient Silk Road, and is now an important city along China's northwestern border. It has rich tourist resources. The Urumqi Airport is the center of transportation in northwestern China.

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