Zhenxiong County

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Zhenxiong County
镇雄县
County
Location of Zhenxiong County (pink) in Zhaotong City (yellow) and Yunnan
Location of Zhenxiong County (pink) in Zhaotong City (yellow) and Yunnan
Zhenxiong is located in Yunnan
Zhenxiong
Zhenxiong
Location of the county seat in Yunnan
Coordinates: 27°27′N 104°52′E / 27.450°N 104.867°E / 27.450; 104.867
Country People's Republic of China
Province Yunnan
Prefecture-level city Zhaotong
Township-level divisions 16 towns
10 townships
2 ethnic townships
County seat Wufeng (乌峰镇)
Area
 • Total 3,785 km2 (1,461 sq mi)
Elevation 1,684 m (5,525 ft)
Population
 • Total 1,260,000
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 657200
Area code(s) 0870
Website http://www.zx.gov.cn/

Zhenxiong County (simplified Chinese: 镇雄县; traditional Chinese: 鎮雄縣; pinyin: Zhènxióng Xiàn) is a county in the northeast of Yunnan province, China, under the administration of Zhaotong City and bordering Guizhou and Sichuan.

Geography[edit]

Zhengxiong County is located in the northeast of Yunnan, with an area of 3,696 square kilometres (1,427 sq mi). latitude ranging from 27° 17' to 27° 50' N and longitude 104° 18' to 105° 19' E, and has a maximum north-south extent of 54 km (34 mi) and a maximum east-west width of 99 km (62 mi) It borders Xuyong County (Sichuan) to the east across the Chishui River, Hezhang County (Guizhou) to the south, Yiliang County to the west, and Weixin County to the north. The village of Delong (德隆村) in Potou Township (坡头乡) is located near the triple intersection point of the three provinces, and is so nicknamed the "fowl cry of the three provinces" (鸡鸣三省). By road, the prefectural seat of Zhaotong is 265 km (165 mi) to the west, Kunming is 598 km (372 mi) to the southwest, Guiyang is 326 km (203 mi) to the southeast, Chongqing is 505 km (314 mi) to the northeast, and Chengdu 618 km (384 mi) to the north-northwest.

Zhenxiong is located amongst the northern slopes of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, with elevations increasing from northeast to southwest, although the central and southern areas are more level. Elevations range from 2,416 m (7,927 ft) at Mount Jiayao (戛么山), in the village of Maiche (麦车村), An'er Township (安尔乡), down to 630 m (2,070 ft) in the village of Tongping (桐坪村), Luokan Town (罗坎镇). Most of the county has a subtropical highland climate; the annual mean is 11.3 °C (52.3 °F), sunshine totals 1,341 hours annually, the frost-free period is 218.6 days, and annual precipitation averages 914.6 millimetres (36.01 in).

Light green -Yi. Blue - miao.

Economy[edit]

Zhenxiong possesses rich mineral resources (in total 30 species), including coal, pyrite, marble, and cryolite. Among them, coal and pyrite have a very wide distribution with richer reserves. The prospective reserves and industrial reserves of coal are 7.4 million tons and 4.517 million tons, respectively. The former accounts for 28.01% of provincial output, and the latter is about 17.1%.

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