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Hotan (Xinjiang) City Information

Major Economic Indicators (2015)
Land Area (km2)249,147
Population (million)2.32
GDP (RMB billion)23.4
GDP Per Capita (RMB)10,215
GDP Composition
     Primary Industry26.8%
     Secondary Industry14.8%
     Tertiary Industry58.4%
Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)3.6
Utilised FDI (USD million)22.3
Exports (USD million)7.5
Imports (USD million)2.3

Source: Xinjiang Statistical Yearbook 2016

General Introduction

Hotan Prefecture is located in the southern part of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, in the middle of Kunlun Mountain and the Taklimakan Desert.

Hotan is rich in natural resources. Hotan Jade is the most famous unique local resource, and has very high value.

Transportation in Hotan mainly relies on highways and air. State Highway 315 (from Xining to Kashgar) runs through the prefecture. Hotan Airport operates daily scheduled flight to Urumqi.

Hotan has a significant agricultural sector which accounted for 27% of the GDP in 2015. Major products are vegetables and grains.

Due to the abundant Hotan jade resources, Hotan jade processing is the most important industry of the city.


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