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Country  China
Population  590,115 (2000)
University  Shihezi University
Area  460 km2
Region  Xinjiang

Shihezi (Chinese: ???; pinyin: Shihezi; literally: "Stony river banks"; Uyghur: ????????, ULY: Shixenze, UYY: Xih?nz??) is a sub-prefecture-level city in northern Xinjiang, Peoples Republic of China.


Map of Shihezi

Its population is about 640,000 (2007), with the majority of the residents being Han Chinese and minorities making up 5.4% of the population. population 2014 1 million

Shihezi is located at the northern foothills of the middle part of the Tian Shan range approximately 136 kilometres (85 mi) from the regional capital of Urumqi.

Although Shihezi is almost surrounded from east, west, and north by Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture (which also includes the citys eastern neighbor, the much older historically Hui town of Manas), it is not a part of it.

Located in an area further from the nearest seacoast than any other region on earth, Shihezi has a continental semi-arid climate (Koppen BSk), with very large temperature differences between summer and winter. Monthly average temperatures range from ?15.3 °C (4.5 °F) in January to 25.3 °C (77.5 °F), and the annual mean temperature is 7.39 °C (45.3 °F). Precipitation is very low year-round, with an annual total of only 206 millimetres (8.11 in), compared to the annual evaporation rate, which is usually more than 1,000 millimetres (39 in).

The Manas River forms the administrative border between Shihezi City and its eastern neighbor, Manas County. An extensive system of reservoirs (such as the Jiahezi Reservoir (?????? Jiahezi shuiku, with the dam at 44°27?00?N 86°7?15?E) and irrigation canals has been constructed in the area, supporting irrigated agriculture.

Farms surrounding Shihezi fueled the development of the city. These quasi-military structured farms produce materials for the factories that have been the economic driver of the city. In 1974 Shihezi became a city.

Shihezi University is located in Shihezi. It is the 2nd largest university in Xinjiang, with approximately 40,000 students.

Nowadays textile and food industries are the most important in Shihezi. Railway connection to Wusu and Urumqi skirts the city, while a United Nation economic development project provided high quality highway systems for the city. Textile industry is the primary employment, although international trade environment on textiles has brought in fluctuations in employment. As a hub to surrounding farms, the citys destiny is currently tied with theirs. Sugar beets are cultivated near Shihezi. Cultivation of cotton in the farms was accelerated in the 1990s and now dominates the economy.

Shihezi is served by China National Highway 312, the Northern Xinjiang and the Second Urumqi-Jinghe Railways. Construction to rebuild Shihezi Airport began in May 2012 and the airport is expected to reopen in 2014.

Beautiful life moments in shihezi university

Shihezi students

Food festival in shihezi


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