Altay Region

The Altay region lies at the middle of the Altay Mountains' southern slope in the northernmost part of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, bordering Kazakstan, Russia, and Mongolia. The borderline is as long as over 1,100 kilometers, and the region covers 117,000 square kilometers. 
The location of the administrative agency -- Altay City -- is 666 kilometers from Urumqi via the No.216 highway, but 707 kilometers away via the No.217 highway. Under its administration are six counties and one city, with a population of 568,300, with most of the people being of ethnic minorities such as the Kazaks, Mongols, Uygurs, and Huis. 
The region has a cultivated land of 176,200 hectares, a grain-sown area (including re-sown area) of 48,200 hectares, and a cash crop-sown area of 56,800 hectares. It has a northern temperate frigid-section continental climate. 
The Altay region -- one of the areas rich in water resources -- has 56 big and small rivers represented by the E...

Beautiful Scenery in Altay
Winter festival in Altay
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