Shandan County

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Shandan County

山丹县
Shandan, Zhangye, Gansu, China - panoramio (16).jpg
Shandan in Zhangye
Shandan in Zhangye
Zhangye in Gansu
Zhangye in Gansu
Coordinates: 38°47′11″N 101°05′20″E / 38.7865°N 101.088786111°E / 38.7865; 101.088786111Coordinates: 38°47′11″N 101°05′20″E / 38.7865°N 101.088786111°E / 38.7865; 101.088786111
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGansu
Prefecture-level cityZhangye
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Shandan County (Chinese: 山丹县) is a county in Gansu Province, the People's Republic of China, bordering Inner Mongolia to the north. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Zhangye. It is an important site located on the ancient Silk Road. Its postal code is 734100, and in 1999 its population was 194,901 people. It is known for horses and pastures. Ancient Han people called the horses as 'heavenly western horses'. The region's lakes provide water to the animals on the pastures.

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