Dali County

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Dali County

大荔县
Location in Weinan
Location in Weinan
Weinan in Shaanxi
Weinan in Shaanxi
Dali County is located in China
Dali County
Dali County
Location in Weinan
Coordinates: 34°47′01″N 109°58′36″E / 34.78361°N 109.97667°E / 34.78361; 109.97667
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceShaanxi
Prefecture-level cityWeinan
Area
 • Total1,776 km2 (686 sq mi)
Population
 • Total693,392
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China standard time)
Postal code
713800
Licence plates陕E

Dali County (Chinese: 大荔; pinyin: Dàlì) is a county under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Weinan, in the east-central part of Shaanxi province, China, bordering Shanxi province to the east. It covers 1,766 km2 (682 sq mi). The population in 2002 was 690 thousand. Its economy focuses on agriculture, mainly yielding cotton and fruits, such as watermelon. Dali was a county dated back to Qin Dynasty. It used to be named as Linjin, Dali, Wuxiang, Fengyi, Tongzhou, etc.

Administration[edit]

Dali County governs 13 towns which are Chengguan, Zhaoyi, Xuzhuang, Nianqiao, Fengcun, Anren, Shuangquan, Liangyi, Fanjia, Gaoming, Guanchi, Qiangbai, and Weilin, as well as 13 villages which are Nianqiao, Duanjia, Hujia, Buchang, Boshi, Shicao, Sucun, Bayu, Xiazhai, Xizhai, Zhangjia, Shadi, Pingmin, and Zhaodu.

Transportation[edit]

Famous Figures[edit]

  • Dali (fossil), excavated in 1978
  • Ruoxi Zhang, former Minister of Education Ministry of PRC, is from Zhaoyi town in Dali county.
  • Fengshou Shi, an expert of rapid calculation, is also from this county.
  • Huaiying Dang was man of letters in Jin Dynasty. His ancestral home is Dali county.
  • Xiandeng Ma was an official and a successful candidate in the highest imperial examinations in late Qing Dynasty.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dali schedule (in Chinese)

Coordinates: 34°47′01″N 109°58′36″E / 34.78361°N 109.97667°E / 34.78361; 109.97667