Xining is the capital of Province and the capital of Xining City District, a prefecture of Qinghai. It has a population of around 2,200,000. Xining is one of the major gateways to the Tibetan Plateau.

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  • Location: , , , ,
  • Population: 2,150,000
  • IATA airport code: XNN
  • United Nations Location Code: CN XNT
  • Latitude: 36° 37' 31.9" (36.6255°) north
  • Longitude: 101° 45' 26.6" (101.7574°) east
  • Elevation: 2275 meters (7464 feet)
  • Wikidata: Xining
  • Wikimedia Commons: Xining

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Other Names for Xining

Arabic: شينينغ, Belarusian: Горад Сінін, Bulgarian: Синин, Chinese: 西宁, Chinese: 西宁市, Czech: Si-ning, Esperanto: Sinino, French: Xining, Georgian: სინინი, German: Xining, Hakka Chinese: Sî-nèn-sṳ, Hebrew: שינינג, Hindi: शिनिंग, Hungarian: Hszining, Italian: Xining, Japanese: 西寧市, Korean: 시닝 시, Literary Chinese: 西寧市, Lithuanian: Siningas, Min Dong Chinese: Să̤-nìng, Min Nan Chinese: Se-lêng-chhī
Mongolian: Шинин, Persian: شینینگ, Portuguese: Xining, Russian: Синин, Serbian: Сининг, Spanish: Xining, Tibetan: ཟི་ལིང་།, Uighur: Shining shehiri, Ukrainian: Сінін, Urdu: شینینگ, Vietnamese: Tây Ninh, Western Panjabi: شینینگ, Yakut: Синиин, Yue Chinese: 西寧, Zhuang: Sihningz, Hsi-ning-shih, Hsi-ning, Sining-hsien, Sining, Siningfu, Xining Shi

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