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Northwest China (Chinese: 西北; pinyin: Xīběi; lit. 'West-north') is a statistical region of China which includes the autonomous regions of Xinjiang and Ningxia and the provinces of Shaanxi, Gansu and Qinghai. It has an area of 3,107,900 km2.
|• Total||3,107,900 km2 (1,200,000 sq mi)|
|• Density||31/km2 (80/sq mi)|
|- Total||¥7.040 trillion|
|- Per Capita||¥68,000|
The region is characterized by a (semi-)arid continental climate. It has a diverse population including significant minorities such as Hui, Uyghurs and Tibetans. Culturally, the region has historically been influenced by the Silk Road.