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昌吉市 • ﭼْﺎکِ شِ • سانجى شەھىرى
(Chinese) • (Uyghur) • (Xiao'erjing)
Location of Changji City (pink) in Changji Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
|• Total||7,981 km2 (3,081 sq mi)|
|• Density||49/km2 (130/sq mi)|
Changji (Chinese: 昌吉; pinyin: Chāngjí; Uyghur: سانجى, Санҗи, ULY: Sanji) is a county-level city situated about 40 km west of the state capital, Ürümqi in northern Xinjiang, China, and has about 390,000 inhabitants. It is the seat of Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture. At the northeast corner of the modern city are the walls and other archaeological remains of the Tang dynasty city, usually referred to as Ancient Changji.
A Federation of Industry and Commerce is at Changji. In the area around Changji crop growing, animal husbandry and oil crop growing are important parts of the economy. Changji is the home of Changji University.
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