Wubu County

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Wubu County
County
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Characters 吴堡县
 • Pinyin Wúbǔ Xiàn
Wubu County is located in China
Wubu County
Wubu County
Location in China
Coordinates: 37°29′24″N 110°43′48″E / 37.49000°N 110.73000°E / 37.49000; 110.73000Coordinates: 37°29′24″N 110°43′48″E / 37.49000°N 110.73000°E / 37.49000; 110.73000
Country China
Province Shaanxi
Prefecture Yulin
County seat Songjiachuan (宋家川镇)
Area
 • Total 418.5 km2 (161.6 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 80,000
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 718200
Area code(s) 0912
Website http://www.wubu.gov.cn/

Wubu County (Chinese: 吴堡县; Pinyin: Wúbǔ Xiàn) is located in the southeastern corner of Yulin City, Shaanxi Province, and on western bank of Yellow River. It is opposite to Liulin County, Shanxi Province, neighboring Jia County and Suide County. The typical landscape within the county is loess plateau, and drought usually hovers in the area with serious soil erosion.

Overview[edit]

Pinyin: Wubu Xian Location: 176 kilometers from Yulin, 260 kilometers from Yan'an, and 628 kilometers from Xi'an, the capital of the province. Area: 418.5 square kilometers, the smallest county in northern Shaanxi. Population: 80,000 (2002) Code: 610829 Postal code: 718200 Government location: Songjiachuan Town Administrative divisions: 4 towns and 4 townships

  • Towns: Songjiachuan, Koujiayuan, Guojiagou, Xinjiagou
  • Township: Xuexiacun, Chakou, Gongjiawan, Zhangjiashan

Economy[edit]

Wubu is an impoverished county. A large-scale high-quality coal mine was discovered in 2005, and remains to be exploited. Other natural resources include coal-derived gas, fluorite, phosphates, etc. China National Highway 307 and the Tai-Zhong railway under construction pass through the territory. Special local products are red dates and silkworm.

History[edit]

The area was used by Helian Bobo to detain the captives of Liu Yu[disambiguation needed] of Song Dynasty of Southern Dynasty. So its former name was Wu'erbu (吴儿堡) In Northern Han Dynasty, a stone city was built in Wubu. At present, some buildings from Ming and Qing Dynasties are still preserved. Due to the difficulty of water intake on the hill, most residents have moved to the new town at hill foot. Wubu was a part of Shaan-Gan-Ning Border Area during Sino-Japanese War and Chinese Civil War

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

"Wubu County Estimated to have 20bn-ton Halite Reserve". AsiaInfo Services. August 19, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 

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