Baota District

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Baota District
宝塔区
District
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Traditional 寶塔區
 • Simplified 宝塔区
 • Pinyin Bǎotǎ Qū
Country  China
Province Shaanxi
Prefecture Yan'an
Area
 • Total 1,373 sq mi (3,556 km2)
Population (2002)
 • Total 3,600,000
 • Density 2,600/sq mi (1,000/km2)
 • Rural 2,100,000
Time zone China standard time (UTC+8)

Baota District is a district in Yan'an Municipality, Shaanxi Province, China, and contains the municipality's headquarters. The district is named for the Baota Pagoda, which is contained in its borders.

Baota District[edit]

The district contains three residential areas: Baota-shan, Nanshi, and Fenghuang-shan; eleven townships: Liulin, Hezhuangping, Ceyuan, Qiaogou, Liqu, Yaodian, Ganguyi, Qinghuabian, Panlong, South Niwan, and Linzhen; nine villages: Chuankou, Wanhua, Fengzhuang, Yuanlong Temple, Qucun, Guantun, Madongchuan, Songshu-lin, and Guanzhuang. It has a total of 611 administrative hamlets and 37 community residential committees.

History[edit]

In Qin times the area was organized as Gaonu County within the Shang Commandery. In 1937 the Communist Party Central Committee made Yan'an the administrative seat of the Shaan-Gan-Ning Border District. In 1949, the area's name was changed to Yan'an County. In 1972, it was reorganized to form the Yan'an Zone's County-Level Yan'an municipality. After the Yan'an Zone became the Yan'an Municipality, the county-level municipality became the Baota District.

Economy[edit]

Baota is a largely agricultural region, with petroleum as the only main industry. The hamlets have telephone access, and the district has access to the Xi'an-Huangling highway, the Xi'an-Yan'an Railway, the Shenmu-Yan'an Railway, and the National Road 210.

Transport[edit]

Coordinates: 36°32′28″N 109°31′41″E / 36.5411°N 109.528°E / 36.5411; 109.528