Qixingguan District

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Qixingguan District
七星关区
District
Coordinates: 27°17′55″N 105°18′19″E / 27.29861°N 105.30528°E / 27.29861; 105.30528Coordinates: 27°17′55″N 105°18′19″E / 27.29861°N 105.30528°E / 27.29861; 105.30528
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guizhou
Prefecture-level city Bijie
Area
 • Total 3,414.9 km2 (1,318.5 sq mi)
Elevation 1,723 m (5,653 ft)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,275,300
 • Density 370/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Qixingguan District (simplified Chinese: 七星关区; traditional Chinese: 七星關區; pinyin: Qīxīngguān Qū; literally: "pass of seven stars") is the seat of the city of Bijie, Guizhou province, People's Republic of China. The total area of the district is 3,414.9 square kilometres (1,318.5 sq mi), and the total population 1,275,300.[when?]

On 10 November 2011, Bijie Prefecture (毕节地区) was converted to a prefecture-level city, and the former Bijie City was rechristened Qixingguan District.[1] Government officials hope that Qixingguan will become a distribution centre for all of Southwest China and a base for new industries and tourism.[1]

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Geography[edit]

Qixingguan is located in northwestern Guizhou, with longitude ranging from 104° 51′ to 105° 55′ E, latitude 27° 03′ to 27° 46′ N, with elevations generally above 1,600 metres (5,200 ft). It borders Sichuan and Yunnan.

Administration[edit]

There are 6 sub-districts (街道), 27 towns (镇), 2 townships (乡), and 6 ethnic townships (民族乡) under the administration of Bijie City:


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "国务院批准毕节撤地设市" (in Simplified Chinese). 12 November 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-23. 

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