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Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
Cheenese : 宁夏回族自治区
Níngxià Huízú Zìzhìqū
Cheenese Xiao'erjing : نٍ شيَا خُوِ ذُوْ ذِ جِ ثُوْ
Abbreviations: 宁/寧  (pinyin: Níng)
Ningxia is heichlichtit on this map
Oreegin o name 宁 níng—tranquil
夏 xià—Western Xia
"Tranquil Xia"
Admeenistration type Autonomous region
(an lairgest ceety)
CPC Ctte Secretary Chen Jianguo
Chairman Wang Zhengwei
Aurie 66,000 km2 (25,000 sq mi) (27th)
 - Latitude 35° 14' tae 39° 23' N
 - Longitude 104° 18' tae 107° 39' E
Population (2010)
 - Density
6,301,350 (29th)
89.1/km2 (231/sq mi) (25th)
GDP (2011)
 - per caipita
CNY 206.0 billion
US$ 32.7 billion (29t)
CNY 26,860
US$ 3,968 (17t)
HDI (2008) 0.766 (medium) (23rd)
Ethnic composition Han: 62%
Hui: 34%
Manchu: 0.4%
Leids an dialects {{{Dialects}}}
Prefectural level 5 diveesions
Coonty level 21 diveesions
Tounship level* 219 diveesions
ISO 3166-2 CN-64
Offeecial wabsteid
Source for population and GDP data:
《中国统计年鉴—2005》 China Statistical Yearbook 2005
ISBN 7503747382
Source for nationalities data:
《2000年人口普查中国民族人口资料》 Tabulation on nationalities of 2000 population census of China
ISBN 7105054255
*As at December 31, 2004
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Simplifee'd Cheenese
Tradeetional Cheenese
Xiao'erjing نٍ شيَا
Postal Ningsia
Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
Simplifee'd Cheenese 宁夏回族自治区
Tradeetional Cheenese 寧夏回族自治區
Xiao'erjing نٍ شيَا خُوِ ذُوْ ذِ جِ ثُوْ

Ningxia, umwhile transliteratit as Ningsia, is an autonomous region (Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region) o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae. It is locatit in Northwast Cheenae, on the Loess Plateau, an the Yellow River flows through a vast aurie o its land. The Great Waw o Cheenae runs alang its northeastren bundary. The region is the hame o the Hui fowk, ane o the 56 offeecially recognised Naitionalities o Cheenae, an its caipital is Yinchuan.

Ningxia is bundit bi Shaanxi (tae the east) an Gansu (in aw directions but the north) provinces an Inner Mongolie (tae the north) Autonomous Region an haes an aurie o aroond 66,400 square kilometres (25,600 sq mi). Ance a province, Ningxia wis incorporatit intae Gansu in 1954 but wis detached an reconstitutit as an autonomous region for the Hui fowk in 1958. The region is maistly desert an thus spairsely settled, but the vast plain o the Yellow River in the north haes been irrigatit for centuries; ower the years an extensive seestem o canals haes been built. Extensive land reclamation an irrigation projects haes made increased cultivation possible.

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