The ancient Zhenlong Tower of downtown Urumqi, China, overlooks the superhighway that cuts through the city. Urumqi is the capital city of Xinjiang Autonomous Region. Xinjiang forms part of China's border with Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.

Photograph by Wesley Law, MyShot
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province Encyclopedic Entry

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Encyclopedic entry. A province is an area of land that is part of a country, similar to a state or a county. It can also be an area of land under political control by an outside country, similar to a colony.