Date of Issue: 01 October 2005
Serial Number: 2005-21
Values in Set: 3
Denomination: 2.40 Yuan
Designer of Stamps: Liu Bingjiang
Size of Stamp: 40 x 30 mm
Perforation: 12 x 12.5 mm
Sheet Composition: 9 (3 Sets)
Size of Sheet: 166 x 156 mm
Printing Process: Offset
Printing: Shenyang Post & Telecom Printing House of Liaoning Province
(3-1) 80 fen - J Song of a New Chapter
(3-2) 80 fen - J Ode to Joy
(3-3) 80 fen - J Song of Bumper Harvest
On 01 October 2005, the state Post Bureau will issue a three-piece set of commemorative stamps, "The 50th Anniversary of the Founding of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region", with a total face value of 2.40 Yuan. The pictures on the stamps are named "Song of a New Chapter", "Ode to Joy", and "Song of Bumper Harvest", respectively.
Situated in the northwest of China Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was known in China as the Western Territory in ancient times. Capital city is Urumqi.
Its 1.66 million square kilometers represent about one-sixth of the total territory of the largest of China's regions and provinces. Xinjiang also has the longest boundary among China's provinces and autonomous regions and shares 5,600 kilometers of frontier with Mongolia in the northeast, then Russia, Kazakhstan, Kryrgyzstan, and Tajikistan in the west, and then Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India in the soutwest.