A report on Tian Shan, Turpan Depression and Xinjiang
The Turpan Depression or Turfan Depression, is a fault-bounded trough located around and south of the city-oasis of Turpan, in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in far Western China, about 150 km southeast of the regional capital Ürümqi.- Turpan Depression
Its lowest point is the Turpan Depression, which is 154 m below sea level.- Tian Shan
The Turpan Basin is a fault-bounded trough located in the eastern part of the Tian Shan.- Turpan Depression
The rugged Karakoram, Kunlun and Tian Shan mountain ranges occupy much of Xinjiang's borders, as well as its western and southern regions.- Xinjiang
Tian Shan is north and west of the Taklamakan Desert and directly north of the Tarim Basin in the border region of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Xinjiang in Northwest China.- Tian Shan
In the east is the Turpan Depression.- Xinjiang
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Ürümqi ( also spelled Ürümchi or without umlauts), formerly known as Dihua (also spelled Tihwa), is the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the far northwest of the People's Republic of China.
Steppe peoples had used the location, the pass between the Bogda Shan to the east and the Tian Shan to the west, connecting the Dzungar Basin to the north and the Turpan Depression to the south.
Dzungaria (also transliterated as Zungaria; Dzungharia or Zungharia; Dzhungaria or Zhungaria; Djungaria or Jungaria; or literally züüngar, Mongolian for "left hand") is a geographical subregion in Northwest China that corresponds to the northern half of Xinjiang—hence it is also known as Beijiang.
Bounded by the Tian Shan mountain range to the south and the Altai Mountains to the north, it covers approximately 777000 km2, extending into Western Mongolia and Eastern Kazakhstan.
In the south, an easy pass leads from Ürümqi to the Turfan Depression.