Debao County

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Debao County

德保县 · Dwzbauj Yen
Debao is located in Guangxi
Debao
Debao
Location of the seat in Guangxi
Coordinates: 23°19′23″N 106°36′54″E / 23.323°N 106.615°E / 23.323; 106.615Coordinates: 23°19′23″N 106°36′54″E / 23.323°N 106.615°E / 23.323; 106.615
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionGuangxi
Prefecture-level cityBaise
Township-level divisions5 towns
7 townships
County seatChengguan (城关镇)
Area
 • Total2,575 km2 (994 sq mi)
Elevation
643 m (2,110 ft)
Population
(2010)
 • Total350,800
 • Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Debao (simplified Chinese: 德保县; traditional Chinese: 德保縣; pinyin: Débǎo Xiàn, zhuang: Dwzbauj Yen) is a county of western Guangxi, China. It is under the administration of Baise City.

Economy[edit]

Bauxite mining is a major industry in Debao County. To facilitate the transportation of the ore, a 72-km single-track electrified railway branch was completed in 2010, connecting Debao with Tiandong on the Nanning-Kunming mainline.[1] The bauxite and other local ores are shipped by rail to Qianxinan in Guizhou, Shihezi in Xinjiang, and to other metallurgical plants throughout the country. In the opposite direction, coal is brought to Debao from Guizhou, Shanxi, and from overseas (via the Fangchenggang port).[2]

There are also plans to extend this new railway further southwest from Debao, to the Longbang border crossing (Jingxi County) on the Vietnamese border.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

There are 5 towns and 7 townships in the county:[3]

Towns:

Townships:

Climate[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wang Gang (王刚) (2010-07-24), 泛亚铁路东通道重要路段广西开通 延伸至中越边境 (An important section of the Transasian Railway's Eastern Route; to extend to the Sino-Vietnamese border)
  2. ^ 广西田德铁路开通运营两年 货物发送达280万吨, Xinhua, 2011-11-27
  3. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:德保县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Archived from the original on 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2013-01-03.

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