Qu County

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Qu County

渠县
Location of Qu within Sichuan (China).png
Coordinates: 30°50′13″N 106°58′23″E / 30.837°N 106.973°E / 30.837; 106.973Coordinates: 30°50′13″N 106°58′23″E / 30.837°N 106.973°E / 30.837; 106.973
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceSichuan
Prefecture-level cityDazhou
Area
 • Total2,013 km2 (777 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)[citation needed]
 • Total1,330,000
 • Density660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
635200

Qu County or Quxian (simplified Chinese: 渠县; traditional Chinese: 渠縣; pinyin: Qú Xiàn) is a county in the northeast of Sichuan Province, China. It is the westernmost county-level division of the prefecture-level city of Dazhou.

History[edit]

Formerly known as Dangqu (宕渠), the county is best known for historic monuments. Namely, a partially preserved mausoleum complex, featuring gate towers, or que, belonging to the Shen () family, which dates back to the Han Dynasty.[1][2]

From 2014 to 2018, the Han dynasty site of Chengba (城坝遗址) near Tuxi in Qu county was excavated. A number of eave tiles with Chinese characters "dangqu" (宕渠) have been found, leading archaeologists to believe that this was the site of the Han dynasty city of Dangqu.[3]

Climate[edit]

Qu County has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Victor Segalen, "Chine. La grande statuaire", and "Les origines de la statuaire en Chine", p. 46 sq
  2. ^ 沈府君阙
  3. ^ "Significant achievements from archaeological excavation of Chengba site in Sichuan Province". Chinese Archaeology. 2 January 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  4. ^ 中国地面气候标准值月值(1981-2010) (in Chinese). China Meteorological Data Service Center. Retrieved 20 October 2018.