Jianchang County

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Jianchang County
建昌县
County
Location in Huludao City
Location in Huludao City
Jianchang is located in Liaoning
Jianchang
Jianchang
Location in Liaoning
Coordinates: 40°49′N 119°50′E / 40.817°N 119.833°E / 40.817; 119.833Coordinates: 40°49′N 119°50′E / 40.817°N 119.833°E / 40.817; 119.833
Country People's Republic of China
Province Liaoning
Prefecture-level city Huludao
County seat Jianchang Town (建昌镇)
Area
 • Total 3,195 km2 (1,234 sq mi)
Elevation 369 m (1,211 ft)
Population
 • Total 600,000
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 125300

Jianchang (Chinese: 建昌; pinyin: Jiànchāng) is a county of Huludao City in the southwest of Liaoning province, China. It is the largest division of Huludao, with an area of 3,195 square kilometres (1,234 sq mi),[1] and population of 600,000[when?], located in mountainous terrain 85 kilometres (53 mi) west of that city, serviced by China National Highway 306.

Near the border with Hebei province lies the Jianchang Longtan Grand Canyon, home to wide variety of plants and animals. In 2009 a Troodontid dinosaur fossil with feathers was discovered in Jianchang. It is the earliest known such fossil and provides evidence for the link between dinosaurs and birds.[2] Also found here, in Jiufotang Formation rocks, was the early modern bird Schizooura.[3]

Administrative divisions[edit]

There are 7 towns, 21 townships, and 1 ethnic township in the county.[4]

Towns:

Townships:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Huludao Administrative Districts". Huludao Municipal Government. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  2. ^ China's new dinosaur fossil sheds light on bird origin, 2009/09/25
  3. ^ Shuang Zhou, Zhong-He Zhou and Jingmai K. O’Connor (2012). "A new basal beaked ornithurine bird from the Lower Cretaceous of Western Liaoning, China". Vertebrata PalAsiatica 50 (1): 9–24. 
  4. ^ "2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:建昌县" (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 

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