(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Exploitation of mineral resource and its influence on regional development and urban evolution in Xinjiang, China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DONG W. (1) ; YANG Y. (2) ;
(1) Xinjiang Inst. of Ecology and Geography, CAS, Urumqi, CHINE
(2) Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, CHINE


The paper summarizes the mineral resource exploitation development of Xinjiang especially over the last 50 years, and investigates energy industries and their driving forces, directions, and economic impact on the oasis urban system evolution in Xinjiang. Methods like correlation analysis, location quotient and elastic coefficient are employed in the presentation and discussion, and also field reconnaissance surveys, interviews and secondary sources are used. The result shows Xinjiang's economic growth is promoted by the contributions of the increasing mineral resource industry which promotes economic development. The statistical results provide strong evidence to support the argument that mineral resource exploitation has promoted the growth of built-up areas and its expansion patterns in Xinjiang, especially regions along the northern slope of the Tianshan Mountains


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2014, vol. 24, no6 [pp. 1131-1146]

Bibliographic references : 19 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 4 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s11442-014-1143-x

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