Wangcun, Xingyang

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Wangcun
王村镇
Town
Wangcun is located in Henan
Wangcun
Wangcun
Location in Henan
Coordinates: 34°52′38″N 113°16′17″E / 34.87722°N 113.27139°E / 34.87722; 113.27139Coordinates: 34°52′38″N 113°16′17″E / 34.87722°N 113.27139°E / 34.87722; 113.27139
Country People's Republic of China
Province Henan
Prefecture-level city Zhengzhou
County-level city Xingyang
Elevation 138 m (453 ft)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0371

Wangcun (Chinese: 王村; pinyin: Wángcūn) is a town under the administration of Xingyang City in northwest-central Henan province, China,[1] located about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) northwest of downtown Xingyang. As of 2011, it has 24 villages under its administration.[2]

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Located on the flat southern bank of the Yellow River, Wangcun is known for its aquaculture. Since their development started in 1986, the pond systems in Wangcun have grown to the total size of 15,000 mu (10 km2), making the town the largest aquaculture center in North China.[3]

In 2007, construction started in Wangcun on a large turtle farm raising the Yellow River Turtle (a local variety of the Chinese softshell turtle). With the capacity for raising 5 million turtles a year, the facility was expected to become Henan's largest farm of this kind.[4]

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  1. ^ "2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:荥阳市" (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  2. ^ "2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:王村镇" (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  3. ^ 黄河畔的荥阳市万亩鱼塘 (Ten thousand of mu of fish ponds in the riverside Xingyang), 2011-09-30
  4. ^ 荥阳开建河南省最大黄河鳖养殖基地 (Construction started in Xingyang on the province's largest Yellow River Turtle farm), www.zynews.com,  2007-07-24

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