Luliang County

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Not to be confused with Lüliang, Shanxi, sometimes also transliterated as "Luliang".
Luliang County
陆良县
Luliang in 2013
Luliang in 2013
Location of Luliang County (pink) and Qujing (yellow) within Yunnan province
Location of Luliang County (pink) and Qujing (yellow) within Yunnan province
Luliang County is located in Yunnan
Luliang County
Luliang County
Location within Yunnan
Coordinates: 25°02′53″N 103°44′58″E / 25.04806°N 103.74944°E / 25.04806; 103.74944
Country China
Province Yunnan
Prefecture-level city Qujing
Area
 • Total 2,096 km2 (809 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 610,000
 • Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Postal code 655600
Area code(s) 0874
Website http://www.luliang.gov.cn/
Yunnan e-Portal

Luliang County (simplified Chinese: 陆良县; traditional Chinese: 陸良縣; pinyin: Lùliáng Xiàn) is a county under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Qujing, in Yunnan province of southwestern China.

Flora and fauna[edit]

The type locality of Sinocyclocheilus lateristriatus, a cyprinid fish endemic to China, is in Luliang County.[1] Similarly, Schuchertella luliangensis, a Permian brachiopod, has been described from the Kuangshan Formation in Luliang County (and named after the county).[2]

In media[edit]

The county has obtained questionable visibility in international headlines after it emerged that the county government had presented data exaggerating the economic performance of the county.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N. (5 August 2013). "Catalog of Fishes". California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "†Schuchertella luliangensis Jin and Fang 1985 (lamp shell)". Paleobiology Database. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "China says Yunnan county 'faked' economic data". BBC News. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 

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Coordinates: 25°02′53″N 103°44′58″E / 25.04806°N 103.74944°E / 25.04806; 103.74944