Tongguan County

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Tongguan County
潼关县
County
Tongguan
Tongguan
Tongguan in Weinan
Tongguan in Weinan
Weinan in Shaanxi
Weinan in Shaanxi
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shaanxi
Prefecture-level city Weinan
Area
 • Total 526 km2 (203 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 150,000
 • Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Website http://www.tongguan.gov.cn/
Tongguan
Traditional Chinese 潼關
Simplified Chinese 潼关
Postal Tungkwan
Literal meaning High Pass

Tongguan County (formerly 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