Northwest China is one of the seven geographical divisions of China, including Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Qinghai Province, Shaanxi Province and Gansu Province. The northwest region lives deep inland, with little precipitation and arid climate, forming a vast desert and Gobi beach landscape; the topography includes Tianshan Mountains, Kunlun Mountains, Hexi Corridor, Tarim Basin, etc. In general, there are few rivers and lakes in the region. Most of them are inland rivers and lakes, mainly including the Qinghai Lake River, the Chaerhan Salt Lake and the Ngoring Lake River.
China is a top-ranking country in the world, and the entire territory is divided into seven geographical regions, including North China, Central China, Southwest China, Northwest China, and Northeast China, which include 34 provincial-level administrative regions. So, which provinces are included in the Northwest Region? Today, the editor will explain it to you, let’s take a look!
Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
The Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region is one of the country’s five largest autonomous regions. It is located in the upper reaches of the Yellow River in the west of the country. It is bordered by Shaanxi province in the east, Inner Mongolia in the west and north, and Gansu province in the south. Ningxia is one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization. It is located on the “Silk Road”. Historically, it was an important channel for transportation and trade between the east and the west. As th
The xinjiang uygur autonomous region
Located in the northwestern border of China with its capital city in Urumqi, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is one of China’s five ethnic minority autonomous regions and the largest provincial-level administrative region in China’s land area;Xinjiang has been an inalienable part of China since the Han Dynasty and part of China’s sacred territory.
Qinghai, located in the west of China, is located in the northeast of the Qinghai Tibet Plateau, the roof of the world. It is one of the important provinces on the Qinghai Tibet Plateau in China, and has the reputation of “the roof of the world”. Eastern Qinghai is known as “Tianhe Lock and Key”, “Haizang Throat”, “Jincheng Barrier”, “Chong of the Western Regions” and “Yusai Throat”. It is the birthplace of the Yangtze River, the Yellow River and the Lancang River. It is known as the “Source of the Three Rivers”, “Source of the Rivers”, and “China Water Tower”.
Shaanxi has a long history and is one of the important birthplaces of Chinese civilization. In ancient times, it was where Yongzhou and Liangzhou were located. It was the hometown of Emperor Yan and the burial place of Emperor Huang. Shaanxi has been the capital of emperors since ancient times. There are nine unified dynasties, five of which are the capital of Xi’an (Xianyang). There are 79 tombs of emperors left behind, which are called “Oriental Pyramids”.
Gansu is the first word of Ganzhou (now Zhangye) and Suzhou (now Jiuquan). In the Yuan Dynasty, Gansu Province was known as Gansu; and mostly in the west of Longshan (Liupanshan), and the Longyou Road was set up here in the Tang Dynasty, so it was also referred to as Gansu. With a history of more than 8,000 years, Gansu is one of the important birthplaces of the Chinese nation and Chinese civilization, as well as one of the birthplaces of traditional Chinese medicine. It is known as “the root of Heyue, the hometown of Xixuan”.