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2004/10/27

Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region:Called "Inner Mongolia" for short, the region is located on the northern frontier of China. It covers 1.1 million square km, with a population of 23.76 million. Hohhot is the regional capital.

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region:Called "Gui" for short, Guangxi is located in the west of south China and faces Beibu Gulf on the south. It covers 230,000 square km, with a population of 44.89 million. Nanning is the regional capital.

Tibet Autonomous Region:Located on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau on the southwestern border of China, Tibet covers 1.2 million square km, with a population of 2.63 million. Lhasa is the regional capital.

Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region:Called "Ning" for short, Ningxia is located on the middle reaches of the Yellow River in the northwest of China. It covers 66,000 square km, with a population of 5.62 million. Yinchuan is the regional capital.

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region:Called "Xin" for short, Xinjiang is located on the northwestern border of China. It covers an area of 1.6 million square km--the largest of all provinces and autonomous regions, with a population of 19.25 million. Urumqi is the regional capital.

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region:Called "Gang" for short, Hong Kong is located east of the Pearl River estuary and south of the Shenzhen River in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, along the coast of the South China Sea. Comprising Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories, it covers 1,092 square km, with a population of 6.725 million.

Macao Special Administrative Region:Called "Ao" for short, Macao is situated on a peninsular at the southern tip of the Pearl River Delta. Encompassing Taipa and Coloane islands, it covers 23.5 square km, with a population of 434,000.

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