It is an administrative region in far northwestern China. Also called XinJiang Uygur Autonomous Region. XinJiang is China??s largest region, with a total area of about 1,646,800 sq km, approximately one-sixth of China??s total land area.There tall mountains surround XinJiang on three sides.XinJiang??s climate is dry and continental, with short warm summers and long, cold winters. Most of the people are various non-Han Chinese nationalities,among whom the largest group is the Uygurs, a Muslim Turkic people.The traditional economic base of XinJiang is agriculture,but with the development of modern science,farming, transportation and industry are keeping pace with other provinces.