6.1 million est. 2007 pop.66,000 square km
Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region is one of the smallest regions in terms of both population and size in China. It is home to the five largest ethnic groups in the country: Han Chinese (China’s majority ethnicity), Mongolians, Manchus, Tibetans (Zang) and Muslim Huis, for whom the region is named. Islam is the dominant religion; Ningxia has an estimated 3,000 mosques and has become a popular….