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Spatial integration of oasis city group around the western margins of the Tarim Basin
Yu YANG, XiaoLei ZHANG, Jun LEI, Wen DONG, WeiYao ZENG, Chao GAO
1 Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi 830011, China; 2 Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
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Abstract   In this paper, the oasis cities in Kashgar Prefecture and Kizilsu Kirgiz Autonomous Prefecture are taken as an example, through the factor analysis, spatial attraction interaction model and location quotient methods, urban hierarchy system, the intensity of urban economic ties, economic subordination degree, and structure of city functions were analyzed. The results indicated: (1) The urban hierarchy system takes Kashgar city as the main center, Artux city, Yarkant county and Maralbexi county as the sub-centers; (2) The intensity of economic ties among Kashgar city and each county is much higher than others. The interaction of Kashgar city, Shufu county and Shule county are the strongest, and the economic ties of Yarkant, Kagilik, Poskam counties are relatively close; All cities in the study area are economically subordinate to Kashgar city. (3) Three cities of Kashgar city, Shufu county and Shule county should connect strongly, with Kashgar city as the core. The cities and towns along the Southern Xinjiang Railway and along National Road 315 should be regarded as two strips, and the two city strips along the border, and the city strip along Provincial Road 215 should be treated as three axes. The ring structure strategy of “core ring, closer ring and radiated ring” was proposed. (4) It was proposed to build Kashgar city group in the north, and Yarkant city group in the south, Maralbexi city group in the southeast, and Taxkorgan border city group with four inner groups’ development strategy.

Key wordsXinjiang      microorganism      special environment      research progress      trend      development     
Received: 20 December 2009      Published: 07 September 2010
Corresponding Authors: Xiaolei ZHANG     E-mail:
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Yu YANG, XiaoLei ZHANG, Jun LEI, Wen DONG, WeiYao ZENG, Chao GAO. Spatial integration of oasis city group around the western margins of the Tarim Basin. Journal of Arid Land, 2010, 2(3): 214-221.

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