Changji

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Changji

昌吉市
سانجى شەھىرى

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Location of Changji City (pink) in Changji Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Location of Changji City (pink) in Changji Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Changji is located in Xinjiang
Changji
Changji
Location of the city centre in Xinjiang
Coordinates: 44°01′N 87°31′E / 44.017°N 87.517°E / 44.017; 87.517Coordinates: 44°01′N 87°31′E / 44.017°N 87.517°E / 44.017; 87.517
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionXinjiang
Autonomous prefectureChangji
Area
 • Total7,981 km2 (3,081 sq mi)
Population
 (2003)
 • Total390,000
 • Density49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Changji
Chinese name
Chinese昌吉
Uyghur name
Uyghurسانجى

Changji is a county-level city situated about 40 km (25 mi) west of the regional 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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Changji is served by China National Highway 312, the Northern Xinjiang and the Second Ürümqi-Jinghe Railways.

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