Northwest China

North West was historically a border region with the beginning of the ancient Silk Road, much desert terrain, and mainly Muslim inhabitants including some nomads and rather fierce tribal groups.

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is located in the North West of , in the Mongolian Uplands. Photo: Ricky Qi, CC BY 2.0.

is a province in the North West region of . Photo: Vmenkov, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, pronounced roughly Shahn-see, is a north-central province of , and includes portions of the Loess Plateau on the middle reaches of the Yellow River as well as the Qinling Mountains across the southern part of the province. Photo: Inkey, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a province in Northwest China. It is located south of the Republic of , east of , and north of . Photo: Hshook, CC BY-SA 4.0.


, officially the Hui Autonomous Region, is a landlocked autonomous region in the northwest of the . Photo: Hshook, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Northwest China

Latitude of center
45.5° or 45° 30' north
Longitude of center
87.1° or 87° 6' east

Also Known As

  • Arabic: شمال غرب الصين
  • Asturian: China del Noroeste
  • Catalan: Xina del nord-oest
  • Central Kurdish: باکوور و باشووری چین
  • Chinese: 中国西北
  • Chinese: 中国西北地区
  • Chinese: 中國西北
  • Chinese: 中國西北地區
  • Chinese: 中國西北部
  • Chinese: 大西北
  • Chinese: 西北
  • Czech: Severozápadní Čína
  • Dutch: Noordwest-China
  • Dutch: Xibei
  • Esperanto: Nordokcidenta Ĉinio
  • French: Chine du Nord-Ouest
  • French: Xibei
  • Georgian: ჩრდილო-დასავლეთი ჩინეთი
  • Georgian: ჩრდილო-დასავლეთ ჩინეთი
  • German: Nordwestchina
  • German: Nordwestchinesische Region
  • German: Xibei
  • Greek: Βορειοδυτική Κίνα
  • Hebrew: צפון-מערב סין
  • Indonesian: Tiongkok Barat Laut
  • Italian: Cina del nordovest
  • Japanese: 中国西北部
  • Korean: 시베이
  • Korean: 시베이 지구
  • Korean: 중국 서북
  • Korean: 중국 서북부
  • Norwegian: Xibei
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Xibei
  • Persian: شمال غربی چین
  • Portuguese: Noroeste
  • Russian: Северо-Западный Китай
  • Russian: Северо-запад Китая
  • Spanish: China del Noroeste
  • Turkish: Kuzeybatı Çin
  • Turkmen: Demirgazyk-günbatar Hytaý
  • Urdu: شمال مغربی چین
  • Vietnamese: Miền Tây Bắc Trung Quốc
  • Vietnamese: Tây Bắc Trung Quốc
  • Welsh: Gogledd Orllewin Tsieina
  • Wu Chinese: 中國西北
  • Yue Chinese: 中國西北

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