Location of Tongjiang County (pink) and Bazhong Prefecture (yellow) within Sichuan province of China
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Tongjiang County (Chinese: 通江县; pinyin: Tōngjiāng Xiàn) is a county in northeastern Sichuan Province, China. It is under the administration of Bazhong prefecture, with an area of 4125 km², and a population of approximately 730,000.
Tongjiang has an average annual temperature of 16.7℃, with an annual average rainfall of 1108 mm. The annual frost-free period is 281 days.
Provincial Highways 201 and 302 are main roads through Tongjiang County.
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History and Tourism
The Sichuan-Shaanxi border area of Tongjiang was the headquarters location for the formation of the Fourth Red Army, which became part of the People's Liberation Army. A cliff with a carved slogan "赤化全川", which translates roughly to "Communization All of Sichuan" or "Redden All of Sichuan", is a well-known landmark in the area.
Tongjiang is also known for its local specialty of cooked Fungus, and is known colloquially as the “中国银耳之乡” or "Hometown of Chinese White Fungus", and is listed for national protection as the originating region of this product; much like Champagne is in France.