Yangling District

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Yangling District
杨陵区
District
Coordinates: 34°17′00″N 108°03′42″E / 34.28333°N 108.06167°E / 34.28333; 108.06167Coordinates: 34°17′00″N 108°03′42″E / 34.28333°N 108.06167°E / 34.28333; 108.06167
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shaanxi
Prefecture-level city Xianyang
Township-level divisions 2 subdistricts
3 towns
District seat Yangling Subdistrict (杨陵街道)
Area
 • Total 94 km2 (36 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 155,000
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 712100
Area code(s) 0029
Website ylqzfw.gov.cn

Yangling District (simplified Chinese: 杨陵区; traditional Chinese: 楊陵區; pinyin: Yánglíng Qū) is a district of the city of Xianyang, Shaanxi province, People's Republic of China, located on the plains of the Wei River. It has an area of 94 square kilometres (36 sq mi) and a population of 155,000.[1] The district is roughly 80 kilometres (50 mi) to the west of the provincial capital Xi'an.

History[edit]

Yangling received its name as the family burial site of founding emperor Yang Jian (楊堅) of the Sui Dynasty.

Starting in 1979, Yangling went through several administrative region changes until it became a district to the City of Xianyang in 1983. In 1997 the Yangling High Tech Agriculture Sector Demonstration District was established in Yangling District as a testing ground for new agriculture technology and techniques.

Education[edit]

Yangling is home to the main campus of Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), established in 1934 by Yang Hucheng (楊虎城) who was the general of the Northwest Army under the Kuomintang.

Economy[edit]

  • Industrial Zone
    • Yangling Agriculture Hi-Tech Industrial Zone

Yangling Agriculture Hi-Tech Industrial Zone was approved as a national-level hi-tech development zone by State Council in 1997. It is only 82 kilometres (51 mi) away from Xi'an to the east and 70 kilometres (43 mi) away from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of Yangling District" (in Chinese). Official website of Yangling District Government. Archived from the original on 2008-05-27. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  2. ^ "Yangling Agriculture Hi-Tech Industrial Zone". RightSite.asia. 

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