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History of Urumqi

The oldest remains found in this area date back to the Neolithic Age, but the history of Urumqi City really begins in the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-9 AD), when troops were stationed here to safeguard the flourishing Silk Road and corn was grown to feed them. This remained the status quo for hundreds of years and ...Read more>>

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Urumqi Transport - Introduction HOT

Urumqi' s advantageous location has ensured its reputation as a key transportation link between cities in landlocked Xinjiang. The international airport in Urumqi has 90 domestic air routes and 21 foreign routes, flying to Russia, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, ...... Read More>>

Office Leasing

Most commercial office buildings in Urumqi are concentrated in the central urban areas including Tianshan, Shayibake, Xinshi and Shuimogou districts. In 2006, the average price of office buildings in Urumqi was from 3,000 to 4,500 RMB/sq.m., the average price of class A office buildings was about 4,500 RMB/sq.m., with some new first-class ... ...Read More>>

Preferential Policy

Examination and Approval Procedures for Urumqi Construction Projects Administrative Affairs Center ...Read More>>

Labor force

Human Resource Overview There are 13 universities and colleges in Urumqi with combined total enrollment of over 99,000 students. Famous institutions include Xinjiang University, Xinjiang Agricultural University and the Xinjiang Medical College. The city has 69 scientific research and technology development institutions and over 45,000 technical ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Post &Telecommunications

Postal and telecommunications revenues totaled 3.17 billion RMB in 2006, with 0.56 billion RMB in postal revenues and 2.61 billion RMB in telecommunications revenues. There were 1.97 million fixed-line telephone subscribers, 1.6 million mobile phone subscribers and 354,000 internet users. ...Read More>>

Business Links

◎ Urumqi (Chinese) ◎ Urumqi Fair Online ◎ Urumqi Online ◎ Urumqi Government ◎ Urumqi Investment Promotion ◎ Foreign Economy and Trade in Xinjiang ...Read More>>

Investment Procedure

Examination and Approval Procedures for Foreign Investment in Urumqi Examination and Approval Procedures for Urumqi Construction Projects Administrative Affairs Center Establishing a Representative Office in Urumqi Foreign enterprises shall make application to the Urumqi Municipal Administration for Industry and Commerce and submit the ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Transportation

Roads The #312 and #216 national highways, Turpan-Urumqi-Dahuangshan and Urumqi-Kuitun provincial highways and the Hetan motorway connect with the city' s ring road system to provide highway access to all parts of the province and country. The total length of urban roads in Urumqi is 966 km and there are 90 bridges, including 15 overpasses. In ... ...Read More>>

Business Environment

Geographical Advantages Situated at the geographic center of the Eurasian continent, Urumqi is the largest and most prosperous city in central Asia. As the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Urumqi is an important passageway in western China for opening the door to the continent' s interior. Bordering 8 countries, the Xinjiang ... ...Read More>>

Development Zones

Urumqi Economic and Technological Zone The Urumqi Economic and Technological Development Zone was set up in August, 1994 with a planning area of 16.2 square km. It is located a mere 1.5 kilometers from the Urumqi International Airport and 2 kilometers from the Urumqi Railway Freight Station. In March 2003, the State Council formally authorized ... ...Read More>>

Planning & Development

Strategic Planning and Development Urumqi will focus on the general strategic objectives of ''building an economically strong city, creating a famous tourist city and establishing a modernized international commercial trade city and one of the most dominant manufacturing industry bases in the nation.'' The city will optimize its primary ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Public Utilities

Urban power supply is more than sufficient in Urumqi, with a power generation capacity of 2.05 million kilowatts. The city' s water supply capacity is also adequate for both industrial and residential purposes at 593,000 cubic meters/day. The city has constructed 5 heat supply stations and developed a distribution network for natural gas with a ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Government

Mayor Mayor: Naimuyi Yasen Municipal Departments Urumqi Municipal People' s Government Add: Kelamayi Donglu, Urumqi Postcode: 830063 Tel: 0991-4689114 Foreign Affairs Office of Urumqi Municipal People' s Government Add: 52 Xihong Donglu, Urumqi Postcode: 830063 Tel: 0991-4614239 Urumqi Investment Promotion Bureau Add: 16 Xinhua Nanlu, Urumqi ... ...Read More>>

Foreign Trade & Foreign Direct

Urumqi' s total volume of import and export trade was US$4.5 billion in 2006, accounting for 49% of trade for the whole region. Export volume amounted to US$3.55 billion and imports totaled US$0.95 billion. Commodities like leather products, clothes and construction materials are the major export categories and they are mainly exported to ... ...Read More>>

Strategic Industries

Urumqi' s total industrial output reached 20.1 billion RMB in 2006, an increase of 16.04%. Industrial parks play an important role in the city' s development of industry, with industrial output of the two state-level development zones and three provincial-level industrial parks making up 28.7% of the city' s total output. The city' s dominant ... ...Read More>>

Urumqi Business Guide - Economic Overview HOT

Vital Statistics (2006) GDP: RMB 65.4 billion GDP per Capita: RMB32, 402 Economic Growth Rate: 14% Population: 1.59 million (urban) – 0.43 million (rural) FDI: US$69.2 million Annual Average Wage: RMB 23,590 Government Effectiveness Rating: 41st 2006 Chinese Cities Competitive Rating: 86th Economic Overview Urumqi is one of the key areas ... ...Read More>>

Statistics HOT

• GDP: RMB 169.6 billion (2011) • Per Capita Disposable Income of Urban Residents: RMB 16,141 (2011) • Economic Growth Rate: 17.1% (2011) • Resident Population: 3.112 million (2010) • Unemployment Rate: 3.52% (2011) • Enrollment Rate for Children of School Age: 97.3% (2009) • FDI: USD 0.125 billion (2011) ...Read More>>

Area & Population HOT

Urumqi covers an area of 13,787.6 square kilometers (5,323 square miles) with total population of 3.11 million (2010). The urban area is 399 square kilometers (64 square miles). Of the total resident population, 1,610,775 are males (51.75%), and 1,501,784 are females (48.25%). 49 distinct minority communities live in Urumqi, the largest of which ... ...Read More>>

Location and Climate HOT

Urumqi is a dry city with long winters and summers barely separated by short springs & autumns. In summer, the thermometer regularly hits 26C (79F), but in the winter this plunges to a freezing average minimum of -19C (-2.2F) in January. The temperature also fluctuates massively between day and night. Smart travelers should pack layers and a ... ...Read More>>

Urumqi Transport - Bus HOT

2000 buses cover a network of 130 routes across the city. Journeys cost 1 or 2 RMB depending on distance. First bus leaves at 08:00, and the network closes at 22:00. Urumqi also has four bus rapid transport lines: BRT 1 (Railway South Station – Jixiechang), BRT 2 (Maofangchang – Santunbei), BRT 3 (Ertong Gongyuan – Santunbei) ... ...Read More>>

Urumqi Nightlife HOT

The number of bars and nightspots in Urumqi has exploded an recent years, though there are a number of interesting alternatives, like the 'traditional' local open air bars, or head to Erdaoqiao for one of the nightly performances. Most of the city' s bars ...... Read More>>

Urumqi Entertainment Overview HOT

Xinjiang has been called the ''land of song and dance'' for centuries. Visitors to the city of Urumqi will find a wide array of traditional and modern entertainment to delight them all over the city. The mix of ethnicities in the city lends a variety and ...... Read More>>

Urumqi Shopping Areas HOT

Zhongshan Road Shopping Area 中山路商业街 The area around Zhongshan Road is home to a number of famous business enterprises that have been operating continually for a century or more. The area has been a hub of commerce and trade for over 200 years, and is ...... Read More>>

Things to buy in Urumqi HOT

Handicrafts 手工艺品 Jade Carvings 玉雕 Kashgar Carpets 喀什地毯 Xinjiang Knives 新疆小刀 Musical Instruments 乐器 Fruits and Melons 水果、瓜 Snow lotus 雪莲 Xinjiang raisins 葡萄干 Atlas Silk 艾得里斯绸 Handicrafts 手工艺品 There is a wide variety of ...... Read More>>

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