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Dzun•ga•ri•adzʊŋˈgɛər i ə, zʊŋ-(n.)
a region in N Sinkiang, China: a Mongol kingdom during the 11th to 14th centuries.
Category: Geography (places)
A geographical region in northwest China.
Dzungaria is a geographical region in northwest China corresponding to the northern half of Xinjiang, also known as Beijiang. Bounded by the Tian Shan mountain range to the south and the Altai Mountains to the north, it covers approximately 777,000 km², extending into western Mongolia and eastern Kazakhstan. Formerly the term could cover a wider area, if considered conterminous with the Dzungar Khanate, a separatist state led by the native Oirat Mongols in the 18th century which was based in the area. Although geographically, historically, and ethnically distinct from the Turkic-speaking Tarim Basin area, the Qing Dynasty and subsequent Chinese governments integrated both areas into one province, Xinjiang. As the center of Xinjiang's heavy industry, generator of most of Xinjiang's GDP, as well as containing its political capital Ürümqi, northern Xinjiang continues to attract intraprovincial and interprovincial migration to its cities. In comparison to southern Xinjiang, Dzungaria is relatively well-integrated with the rest of China by rail and trade links.
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