Nation profile

East Turkestan
Sherqiy Türkistan

General information
Population
22,980,000 inhabitants (est 2014)
Area
1.660.001 km²
Institutions
Government of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Major cities
Urumqi (capital), Turpan, Kashgar, Karamay
State administration
People's Republic of China
Territorial languages
Uyghur, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Oirat, Dongxiang, Tajik, Xibe
Official languages
Mandarin Chinese, Uyghur
Major religion
Sunni Islam, Chinese religions, Buddhism