Ansai County

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Ansai County
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Traditional 安塞縣
 • Simplified 安塞县
 • Pinyin Ānsài Xiàn
Country  China
Province Shaanxi
Prefecture Yan'an
Time zone China standard time (UTC+8)

Ansai County is a county of Yan'an, Shaanxi, China. It has a total area of 2,950 square kilometers and a population of 1.5 million people. It has an average elevation of 1,200 meters, which is typical for the Loess Plateau. Its postal code is 717400.

Brief Notes[edit]

  • Serial Number: 610624
  • Postal Code: 717400
  • County Office: in Zhen Wu Dong (真武洞)
  • Districts of Administration:


Ansai County is a traditionally agricultural county where vegetables, livestock, apples, apricots are produced. In recent years, petroleum and natural gas extraction have become an important industry.


Ansai's cultural heritage includes typical Shanbei (陕北) folk art. There is a tradition of paper-cutting, the painting of farmers, clay crafts, waist drums and folk songs. Ansai's drum music has long been famous. A large number of folk art items are stored in the county office.

Ansai is part of the Chinese Communists base in northern Shaanxi, with several schools in the south suburb of Yan'an.

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