Plan your trip to Ningxia Hui (宁夏回族自治区), China


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Ningxia (宁夏回族自治区) is an autonomous region in central China. Its official full name is Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, as it is the traditional homeland of the Hui minority people. It covers an area of 66,000 sq km (25,000 sq mi) in the Loess highlands, with the Yellow River flowing through it. The region borders Inner Mongolia to the north, Shaanxi Province to the east, and Gansu Province wrapping around it on the west and south. It was incorporated as part of Gansu Province in 1954, but reconstituted in 1958 as an autonomous region.


Guyuan Buddha Sculptures, Ningxia
Guyuan Buddha Sculptures, Ningxia
Author: Caaat (public domain)

Ningxia has a population of 6.2 million people (2011 estimate). It is the 29th most populous region of China. The capital and largest city is Yinchuan. The region is divided into five prefecture-level cities. Ningxia has a GDP of CNY 133.47 billion in 2009, putting it in 29th position, and a per capita GDP of CNY 21,470, coming in 18th position.

The landscape of Ningxia is one of arid desert terrain. Where the Huanghe River flows is the most fertile land. The climate here is continental, with summer temperatures of 17°C to 24°C and winter temperatures dropping to between -7°C and -10°C.


Tongxin Mosque, Ningxia
Tongxin Mosque, Ningxia
Author: Caaat (public domain)

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Tourist Destinations of Ningxia

  1. Baisikou Twin Pagodas
  2. Helan Shan
  3. Xixia Tombs

Main cities of Ningxia

  1. Yinchuan - regional capital
  2. Guyuan
  3. Shizuishan
  4. Wuzhong
  5. Zhongwei


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