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Your Guide to China>Ningxia Hui Aut. Region , [Chinese: 宁夏回族自治区, Pinyin:Níng Xià Huí Zú Zì Zhì Qū]

Ningxia Overview

A Autonomous region in N.W. China, Bordered by Gansu on its south; Shaanxi on its east; Inner Mongolia on its north; Totally 3 neighbouring provincial regions.
Capital City: Yinchuan
GDP in 2011: 206 billion yuan, ranked No.29 in Mainland China .
Per Capita GDP in 2011: 32692 yuan, ranked No.16 in Mainland China .
Population in 2011: 6.3 million persons, ranked No.29 .
Area: 66,000 square kilometers
Post Code: 750000
Calling Code: 0951

The Location of Ningxia in China




Map of Ningxia Hui Aut. Region
The Sketch Map of Ningxia Hui Aut. Region



Geography and climate
Ningxia is part of the Inner Mongolian plateau, and desert and grazing land make up most of the area. Rivers that flow through Ningxia include the Yellow River. Ningxia’s deserts include the Tengger desert in Shapotou.
Ningxia is a relatively dry, desert-like region. There is significant irrigation in order to support the growing of wolfberries (a commonly consumed fruit throughout the region).
The region is 1,200 km from the sea and has a continental climate with average summer temperatures rising to between 17 and 24°C (63 and 75℉)in July and average winter temperatures dropping to between -7 and -10°C(19 and 14℉) in January. Seasonal extreme temperatures can reach 39°C (102℉)in summer and -30°C(-22℉) in winter. The diurnal temperature variation in summer is 17°C(63℉). Annual rainfall averages from 190 to 700 millimeters, with more rain falling in the south of the region.

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