Guangyuan

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Guangyuan
广元市
Prefecture-level city
Guangyuan skyline.jpg
Location of Guangyuan in Sichuan
Location of Guangyuan in Sichuan
Guangyuan is located in Sichuan
Guangyuan
Guangyuan
Location in Sichuan
Coordinates: 32°26′N 105°49′E / 32.433°N 105.817°E / 32.433; 105.817Coordinates: 32°26′N 105°49′E / 32.433°N 105.817°E / 32.433; 105.817
Country China
Province Sichuan
Area
 • Total 16,313.78 km2 (6,298.79 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,484,123
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 628017
Area code(s) 0839
Website http://www.cngy.gov.cn/

Guangyuan (simplified Chinese: 广元; traditional Chinese: 廣元; pinyin: Gǔangyúan; Wade–Giles: Kuang-yüan) is a prefecture-level city in Sichuan Province, China. It has an area of 16313.78 square kilometers and a population of 2,484,123 in 2010 (3,037,600 in 2002.[1])

Guangyuan's economy is based on a diverse array of heavy industry, as well as mining and agriculture. It is an ancient city, notable for its relics and tombs. Plant 821, a large plutonium producing reactor is located near Guangyuan.

On May 12, 2008 a magnitude 7.9 earthquake occurred. 4,822 people were killed, 28,245 injured, and 125 missing in the city as of June 7, 2008.[2]

History[edit]

Formerly known as Lizhou (利州), Guangyuan was the birthplace of Wu Zetian, the only woman in Chinese history to bear the title Empress Regnant.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Map
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# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population (2004 est.) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Lizhou District 利州区 Lìzhōu Qū 460,000 1,482 310
2 Zhaohua District 昭化区 Zhāohuà Qū 240,000 1,435 167
3 Chaotian District 朝天区 Cháotiān Qū 210,000 1,618 130
4 Wangcang County 旺苍县 Wàngcāng Xiàn 450,000 2,976 151
5 Qingchuan County 青川县 Qīngchuān Xiàn 250,000 3,269 76
6 Jiange County 剑阁县 Jiàngé Xiàn 670,000 3,204 209
7 Cangxi County 苍溪县 Cāngxī Xiàn 770,000 2,330 330

Transport[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese) Profile of Guangyuan, official website of Guangyuan Government, visited on May 13, 2008.
  2. ^ "Guangyuan Government Held 20th News Conference for the Earthquake on June 7" (in Chinese). Official website of Guangyuan Government. 2008-06-08. Retrieved 2008-06-08. [dead link]

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