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Map of Chinese Muslim

China is home to more than 23 million Muslims, most of which are located in the central and western regions of China, such as Xinjiang, Gansu, Ningxia, etc. Muslims also can be found throughout the provinces of Yunnan in southwest China and Henan in central China. However, there are also some individual members of traditionally Muslim ethnic groups, which may live in other regions. Additionally, Tibetan Muslims are officially classified along with the Tibetan people.


Muslims Localities in China

In the regions where the Muslim population is concentrated, China has set up special administrative organs and implemented the policy of regional national autonomy.

China has:
♦ One Hui Nationality Municipality:

Ningxia Hui Nationality Municipality;

♦ Two Hui Nationality autonomous prefectures:
Xinjiang Changji Hui Nationality Autonomous Prefecture
Gansu Linxia Hui Nationality Autonomous Prefecture; 

♦ Four Hui Districts:
Hohhot City Hui Districts
Zhengzhou City Guancheng Hui District
Kaifeng City Shunhe Hui District
Luoyang City Chanhe Hui District

♦ Six Hui Nationality autonomous counties:
Mengcun in Hebei Province
Dachang in Hebei Province
Menyuan in Qinghai Province
Hualong in Qinghai Province
Yanqi in Xinjiang Province
Zhangjiachuan in Gansu Province

Also, there are numerous Hui towns, which are distributed through the whole China, like BeijingTianjinInner MongoliaShandongJiangsuSichuanFujianGuangxiHainan and other regions.

Map of Chinese Muslim / Islam Map in China

Islam Map in China


China Muslim Population and Major Distribution Areas



Ethnic Population Main Distribution Areas

and Proportion in the Total Local Population (%)


Ningxia (19.0), Gansu (12.1), Henan (9.7), Xinjiang (8.6), Qinghai (7.7), Yunnan (6.6),

hebei (5.5), shandong (5.1); the above eight provinces and regions totaled 74.1

Uygur Xinjiang (99.4) 8,399,393
Kazak Xinjiang (99.6) 1,250,458
Dongxiang Gansu (87.9), Xinjiang (10.9) 513,805
Khalkhas Xinjiang (98.7) 160,823
Salar Qinghai (83.3), Gansu (11.3), Xinjiang (3.6) 104,503
Tajik Xinjiang (96.3) 41,028
Baoan Gansu (91.9), Qinghai (3.8), Xinjiang (3.5) 16,505
Uzbek Xinjiang (97.8) 12,370
Tatar Xinjiang (92.0) 4890

Main Distribution Areas of Muslims in Xinjiang



Main Distribution Area in Xinjiang

Other Distribution Areas
Uygur Southern Xinjiang: Kashgar, Khotan, Aksu, Turpan and Kumul; 
Northern Xinjiang: Yili, Tuscaloos, Urumqi
Hunan province: Taoyuan, Changde
Henan province: Mianchi, Changge

Northern Xinjiang: Yili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture, Mulei Kazak Autonomous County,

Barkol Kazak Autonomous County

Gansu province:Aksai Kazakh Autonomous County
Khalkhas Southwest Xinjiang (main): Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture
Northern Xinjiang (minority): Tex, Zhaosu, Emin
Heilongjiang province: Fuyu County of Nenjiang River Basin
Tajik Main: Tashkurgan Tajik Autonomous County; 
Southern Xinjiang: Shache, Sepp, Karghalik,Alpilles, etc.
Uzbek Northern Xinjiang: Yining, Urumqi, Mulei, Tuscaloosa; 
Southern Xinjiang: Kashgar, Karghali,Shache etc.
Tatar Yining, Tuscaloosa, Urumqi etc.
Tatar nationality township, Daquan gully, Qitai county

Main Distribution Areas of Muslims in Gansu, Ningxia, Qinghai



Main Autonomous Regions, Prefectures and  Counties


Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
Gansu: Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Zhangjiachuan Autonomous County
Xinjiang: Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Karasahr
Qinghai: Hualong, Hualong, Youmin Hui Autonomous County
Yunnan: Xundian Hui and Yi Autonomous County,Weishan Yi and Hui Autonomous County
Guizhou: Weining Yi, Hui, and Miao Autonomous County

Dongxiang Gansu: Dongxiang Autonomous County in Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture
Guanghe County, Hezheng County, Kangle County
Baoan, Dongxiang, Salar Autonomous County
Salar Qinghai:Xunhua Salar Autonomous County and Hualong Hui Autonomous County
Gansu: Jishishan Bonan, Dongxiang and Salar Autonomous County
Baoan Gansu province: Jishishan Bonan, Dongxiang and Salar Autonomous County


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