Tongguan County

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Tongguan County

潼关县

Tungkwan
Tongguan
Tongguan
Tongguan in Weinan
Tongguan in Weinan
Weinan in Shaanxi
Weinan in Shaanxi
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceShaanxi
Prefecture-level cityWeinan
Area
 • Total526 km2 (203 sq mi)
Population
 • Total150,000
 • Density290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Websitehttp://www.tongguan.gov.cn/
Tongguan
Traditional Chinese潼關
Simplified Chinese潼关
PostalTungkwan
Literal meaningHigh Pass

Tongguan County (alternately romanized as Tungkwan[a]) is a county in the east of Shaanxi province, China, administered as part of the prefecture-level city of Weinan. It is named after the Tong Pass, located south of the confluence of the Wei and Yellow Rivers. It is the southeastern corner of the Ordos Loop, the point at which the Qin Mountains turn the Yellow River sharply eastward, forcing it into the North China Plain, and borders the provinces of Shanxi to the north and Henan to the east.

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  1. ^ Tongguan has also been romanized as Tung-kwan.[1]

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Coordinates: 34°29′11″N 110°15′49″E / 34.48639°N 110.26361°E / 34.48639; 110.26361