Debao County

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Debao County
德保县
County
Coordinates: 23°20′N 106°37′E / 23.333°N 106.617°E / 23.333; 106.617Coordinates: 23°20′N 106°37′E / 23.333°N 106.617°E / 23.333; 106.617
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangxi
Prefecture-level city Baise
Township-level divisions 5 towns
7 townships
County seat Chengguan (城关镇)
Area
 • Total 2,575 km2 (994 sq mi)
Elevation 643 m (2,110 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 350,800
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Debao (simplified Chinese: 德保县; traditional Chinese: 德保縣; pinyin: Débǎo Xiàn, zhuang: Dwzbauj Yen) is a county of western Guangxi, China. It is under the administration of Baise City.

Economy[edit]

Boxite mining is a major industry in Debao County. To facilitate the transportation of the ore, a 72-km single-track electrified railway branch was completed in 2010, connecting Debao with Tiandong on the Nanning-Kunming mainline.[1] The bauxite and other local ores are shipped by rail to Qianxinan in Guizhou, Shihezi in Xinjiang, and to other metallurgical plants throughout the country. In the opposite direction, coal is brought to Debao from Guizhou, Shanxi, and from overseas (via the Fangchenggang port).[2]

There are also plans to extend this new railway further southwest from Debao, to the Longbang border crossing (Jingxi County) on the Vietnamese border.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

There are 5 towns and 7 townships in the county:[3]

Towns:

Townships:

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