Longxi County, Gansu

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Longxi County
County
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Simplified 陇西县
 • Traditional 隴西縣
 • Pinyin Lǒngxī Xiàn
Coordinates: 35°05′N 104°39′E / 35.083°N 104.650°E / 35.083; 104.650
Country China
Province Gansu
Prefecture Dingxi
County seat Gongchang
Area
 • Total 2,408 km2 (930 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 490,000
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 748100
Area code(s) 0932
Website http://www.longxi.gansu.gov.cn/

Longxi County (Chinesetrad.隴西縣, simp.陇西县, Lǒngxīxiàn, lit. "West Gansu County"[1]) is a county under the administration of Dingxi municipality in Gansu, China.

History[edit]

Longxi was formerly centered around present-day Tianshui. which is a part of the ancient Silk Road.

Administration[edit]

Longxi has 9 towns and 8 Townships. The county seat is Gongchang.[2]

Towns:

  • Gongchang (巩昌镇)
  • Wenfeng (文峰镇)
  • Shouyang (首阳镇)
  • Caizi (菜子镇)
  • Fuxing (福星镇)
  • Tong'anyi (通安驿镇)
  • Yuntian (云田镇)
  • Biyan (碧岩镇)
  • Mahe (马河镇)

Townships:

  • Weiyang (渭阳乡)
  • Hongwei (宏伟乡)
  • Heping (和平乡)
  • Kezhai (柯寨乡)
  • Shuangquan (双泉乡)
  • Dexing (德兴乡)
  • Yongji (永吉乡)
  • Quanjiawan (权家湾乡)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gansu's provincial abbreviation refers to Mount Long. "Longxi" originally referred to the area west of the mountain, just as Longnan was the area to its south.
  2. ^ "Geography of Longxi County" (in Chinese). Longxi County Government website. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 

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Coordinates: 35°05′N 104°39′E / 35.083°N 104.650°E / 35.083; 104.650