昌吉市 · ﭼْﺎکِ شِ ‎ · سانجى شەھىرى
County-level city
Location of Changji City (pink) in Changji Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Location of Changji City (pink) in Changji Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Changji is located in Xinjiang
Location of the city centre in Xinjiang
Country People's Republic of China
Region Xinjiang
Autonomous prefecture Changji
 • Total 7,981 km2 (3,081 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 390,000
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)

Changji (Chinese: 昌吉; pinyin: Chāngjí; Uyghur: سانجى‎, ULY: Sanji) is a county-level city situated about 40 km west of the state capital, Urumchi in northern Xinjiang, People's Republic of China, and has about 390,000 inhabitants. It is the seat of Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture. At the northeast corner of the modern city are the walls and other archaeological remains of the Tang dynasty city, usually referred to as Ancient Changji.

A Federation of Industry and Commerce is at Changji. In the area around Changji crop growing, animal husbandry and oil crop growing are important parts of the economy. Changji is the home of Changji University.


Changji is served by China National Highway 312, the Northern Xinjiang and the Second Ürümqi-Jinghe Railways.

External links

  • Changji University