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The Dabancheng District is a district within the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administrative jurisdiction of the Urumqi City. Located southeast of Urumqi urban area, it contains an area of 5,042 km2. According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 40,000.

The district seat of government is the town of the same name (Dabancheng Town). The town is well known for a folk song called Dabancheng Girls and large-scale Wind Power Station views.  

Human habitation and irrigated agriculture in this arid area are made possible primarily by streams flowing south from the Bogda Shan range, which is located on the northern border of the district. The water that is not used up for irrigation locally flows into the district's several small lakes (Yanhu, Xiao Yanhu, and Chaiwopu Lake), or down the Baichang River into the Toksun County.