Xixiang County

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Xixiang County
County
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Traditional 西鄉縣
 • Simplified 西乡县
 • Pinyin Xīxiāng Xiàn
Coordinates: 32°56′11″N 107°42′16″E / 32.93639°N 107.70444°E / 32.93639; 107.70444[1]
Country  China
Province Shaanxi
Prefecture Hanzhong
Time zone China standard time (UTC+8)

Xixiang County is a county of Hanzhong, Shaanxi, China.[2] Its administrative center, Xixiang, formerly known as Hsihsiang, lies on the Muma River.[3] The county contains fourteen towns, eleven townships, and covers an area of 3,240 square kilometers.

Transportation[edit]

Xixiang is served by the Yangpingguan–Ankang Railway. The Muma River supports small boat traffic.[3]

Economy[edit]

In the 19th century and early 20th century the area produced silk which waas exported to Gansu.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ geometric center of county
  2. ^ Xixiang Xian (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. ^ a b c Teichman, Eric (1921). Travels Of A Consular Officer In North-West China. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. pp. 34–35. OCLC 257595152. 


Coordinates: 32°58′N 107°45′E / 32.967°N 107.750°E / 32.967; 107.750