Gulang County

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Gulang County
古浪县
County
View of the Gulang County seat from the Lanzhou–Xinjiang railway
View of the Gulang County seat from the Lanzhou–Xinjiang railway
Location of Gulang County (red) in Wuwei City (yellow) and Gansu province
Location of Gulang County (red) in Wuwei City (yellow) and Gansu province
Gulang is located in Gansu
Gulang
Gulang
Location of the seat in Gansu
Coordinates: 37°28′12″N 102°53′53″E / 37.470°N 102.898°E / 37.470; 102.898Coordinates: 37°28′12″N 102°53′53″E / 37.470°N 102.898°E / 37.470; 102.898
Country People's Republic of China
Province Gansu
Prefecture-level city Wuwei
Area[1]
 • Total 5,103 km2 (1,970 sq mi)
Highest elevation 3,469 m (11,381 ft)
Lowest elevation 1,550 m (5,090 ft)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website www.gulang.gov.cn

Gulang County (Chinese: 古浪县; pinyin: Gǔlàng Xiàn) is a county in central Gansu province, the People's Republic of China, bordering Inner Mongolia to the northeast. It is under the administration of Wuwei City. Its postal code is 733100, and its population in 2006 was 393,200 people. Located in the east of the Hexi Corridor and to the south of the Tengger Desert, it borders Jingtai County to the east, Tianzhu County to the south, Liangzhou District to the northwest, and Inner Mongolia's Alxa Left Banner to the northeast.[1]

Geography[edit]

The county has a total area of 5,103 km2 (1,970 sq mi)[1] and is 88 km (55 mi) wide[citation needed]. It features a cold desert climate, with an annual mean temperature of 5.6 °C (42.1 °F) and the annual evaporation of 2,300 mm (91 in) exceeding the annual precipitation of around 300 mm (12 in); annual sunshine duration is 2,852 hours.[1]

History[edit]

Evidence has been found of Gulang being inhabited 4000 years ago, during the Neolithic.

Economy[edit]

The main economy is agriculture, with 365600 people being employed in agriculture (92.98% of total population).

Transport[edit]

Ethnic groups[edit]

Among the groups that live in Gulang are the Han, Hui, Tibetans, Mongolians, Togolese people, Turks, and the Yao people.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 县情简介 (in Chinese). Gulang County People's Government. Retrieved 21 September 2017. 

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