Gong County, Sichuan

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Gong County

珙县
Gongxian is located in Sichuan
Gongxian
Gongxian
Location in Sichuan
Coordinates: 28°26′20″N 104°42′32″E / 28.439°N 104.709°E / 28.439; 104.709Coordinates: 28°26′20″N 104°42′32″E / 28.439°N 104.709°E / 28.439; 104.709
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceSichuan
Prefecture-level cityYibin
Area
 • Total1,150 km2 (440 sq mi)
Population
420,000
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Ethnic townships in South Sichuan: Yibin and Luzhou. Light green -Yi. Blue - miao.

Gong County or Gongxian (simplified Chinese: 珙县; traditional Chinese: 珙縣; pinyin: Gǒng Xiàn) is a county located in southern Sichuan Province, China. It is under the administration of Yibin city. It is mainly known to travelers for the hanging coffins, a site which dates back nearly 3,000 years and is attributed to the Bo people, who died out around 400 years ago.[1]

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  1. ^ "The hanging coffins of Sichuan: The mysterious 400-year-old wooden tombs suspended on a Chinese cliff face". Mail Online. Retrieved 2018-03-27.