Lingwu (simplified Chinese: 灵武市; traditional Chinese: 靈武市; pinyin: Língwǔ Shì) is the most important industrial city of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, in the northwestern region of the People's Republic of China. It is under the jurisdiction of Yinchuan, the Region's capital city.
Lingwu's former name is Lingzhou (Simplified Chinese: 灵州; Traditional Chinese: 霛州; Pinyin: Lingzhou). During the Tang Dynasty, Emperor Suzong of Tang (711–762) fled to Lingzhou during the Anshi Rebellion, where he formally ascended the throne. Later on, Lingzhou became part of the Western Xia (Tangut Empire, 1032-1227). It was laid siege by Genghis Khan in November 1226.
In Chinese, the word Lingzhou may have several meanings :
- 菱洲 - a famous park in Nanjing (pronounced the same as 灵州)
- 灵洲 - sand island in a waterbody.
- 灵洲山 - a mountain in Guangdong, China
- 灵洲 - God's land
- 灵州 - the old name of Lingwu
Lingwu is known for its growing of "Lingwu long jujube" (灵武长红枣).photo 1photo 2 This fruit has proven to be one of Ningxia's most popular agricultural products, producing an income of over 10 million yuan per year.
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