Pingluo County

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Pingluo

平罗县
Pingluo in Shizuishan
Pingluo in Shizuishan
Shizuishan in Ningxia
Shizuishan in Ningxia
Coordinates: 38°54′49″N 106°31′24″E / 38.9135°N 106.5234°E / 38.9135; 106.5234Coordinates: 38°54′49″N 106°31′24″E / 38.9135°N 106.5234°E / 38.9135; 106.5234
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionNingxia
Prefecture-level cityShizuishan
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Pingluo County (simplified Chinese: 平罗县; traditional Chinese: 平羅縣; pinyin: Píngluóxiàn; Wade–Giles: P’ing-luo Hsien) is a county under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Shizuishan in the north of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. bordering Inner Mongolia to the northwest and east. It has a total area of 2,608 km2 (1,007 sq mi), and a population of approximately 290,000 people.

Characteristics[edit]

Situated on the shore of the Yellow River basin, Pingluo County is a well-known agricultural county. Although large and widespread areas of the county consist of low-lying swamps with high salt and alkali content that remain uncultivated, residents still use high-tech methods to undertake agriculture. Today, wheat is the primary crop, because the long sunlight hours in the county are conducive to its cultivation. The county's postal code is 753400.