Qilihe District

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Qilihe
七里河区
District
In Qilihe District, a Mosque in the background.
In Qilihe District, a Mosque in the background.
Qilihe (in pink) within Lanzhou Prefecture (yellow) within Gansu Province (grey)
Qilihe (in pink) within Lanzhou Prefecture (yellow) within Gansu Province (grey)
Country China
Province Gansu
Prefecture Lanzhou
Area
 • Total 397 km2 (153 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 561,020
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

The Qilihe District is an administrative district in the city of Lanzhou, which is the capital of the Gansu Province, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 17 administrative districts of Gansu.

Qilihe District is located on the southern bank of the Yellow River, and includes part of Lanzhou's main urban area, which stretches for tens of kilometers along the river. In the east, it borders on Chengguan District (which includes the downtown Lanzhou), and in the west, on Xigu District. The district also includes some sparsely populated arid highlands south of the river, stretching for several tens of kilometers up to the border of the Dingxi prefecture-level city.

In Qilihe District's Xihu Park. The far side of the river (in the background) is, however, already in Chengguang District

The district's sights include the waterfront Xihu Park (西湖公园), with a good view of the Yellow River and the well-known "Mother River" statue, symbolizing the role of the Yellow River for Chinese civilization. The monument is considered the symbol of Lanzhou.[1]

Lanzhou Workers' Palace of Culture is also in the district, not far from its border with the downtown Chengguan District.

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  1. ^ Lanzhou City Guide - TraveChinaGuide.com

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Coordinates: 36°02′0″N 103°48′0″E / 36.03333°N 103.80000°E / 36.03333; 103.80000