Yuanzhou District, Guyuan

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Yuanzhou District (simplified Chinese: 原州区; traditional Chinese: 原州區; pinyin: Yuánzhōu Qū; Wade–Giles: Yüan-chou Ch’ü), formerly Guyuan County (simplified Chinese: 固原县; traditional Chinese: 固原縣; pinyin: Yuánzhōuqū; Wade–Giles: Yüan-chou Ch’ü) is a district under the administration of Guyuan City in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. It has a total area of 3914 square kilometers, and a population of 510,000 people.

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Yuanzhou District administers eight towns, six townships, and one office. It is the economic, political, and transportation center of Guyuan. Although the district is located in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, the proportion of Hui residents is actually smaller than the proportion of Han Chinese. 80 percent of the district's residents are farmers. The district government is located on Government Street, and the district's postal code is 756000.

Coordinates: 36°11′N 106°14′E / 36.183°N 106.233°E / 36.183; 106.233