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Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region



Location: situated on the northwest loess highland, the Yellow River flows through a vast area of its land.

Area: 51,800 sq km

Climate: climate with summer temperature rising to as high as 39 degrees Centigrade and winter temperature plummeting to as low as 30 degrees below zero. The day\night temperature variation in summer is 17 degrees

provincial capital: Yinchuan

Population: 5.62 millions (March 2001)

Ethnic groups: HuiŁ¬Han

Agriculture: Although Ningxia is situated on the northwest loess highland, the Yellow River flows through a vast area of its land. Among its 66.4 thousand square kilometer of landmass, 8 thousand benefit from the Yellow River. There are 11.86 million mu (15 mu equals one hectare) of cultivated lands, over 2 mu per capita, and 3.6 million mu are paddy fields, more than one mu for each agricultural persoon. Yet, there are still 610 thousand hectares of wasteland good for agriculture that haven't been reclaimed.

Industry: ndustry in Ningxia is developing very fast. Many industrial enterprises have established. They consist of coal, electric power, metal working,petroleum, machinery, chemical, building materials, textile, synthetic fabrics, medical, plastic, daily silicate, sugar, electron, meter,leather, paper, cigarette, and foodstuff. All these form a comparatively full system of industry.



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