Xuankou

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Xuankou
Town
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Chinese 漩口
 • Pinyin Xuánkǒu
Xuankou is located in China
Xuankou
Xuankou
Location in China
Coordinates: 30°59′0″N 103°29′0″E / 30.98333°N 103.48333°E / 30.98333; 103.48333Coordinates: 30°59′0″N 103°29′0″E / 30.98333°N 103.48333°E / 30.98333; 103.48333
Country China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture Ngawa
County Wenchuan
Area
 • Total 39.64 km2 (15.31 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 12,000
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Xuankou (Chinese: 漩口; pinyin: Xuánkǒu) is a town located in Wenchuan County, Ngawa, Sichuan, China. The population is approximately 12,000, and is distributed roughly half urban and half rural.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Xuankou is located at 30°59′0″N 103°29′0″E / 30.98333°N 103.48333°E / 30.98333; 103.48333 (30.983333, 103.483333). The total area of the jurisdiction is 39.64 km (24.63 mi).

2008 Sichuan earthquake[edit]

Xuankou was one of the three most severely damaged areas of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese) Wenchuan.net Archived July 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Google translation
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 24, 2011. Retrieved May 19, 2008. 
  3. ^ President Hu renews call to save lives in remote villages