Zhenyuan County, Gansu

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Zhenyuan County
镇原县
Chenyuan
Zhenyuan in Qingyang
Zhenyuan in Qingyang
Qingyang in Gansu
Qingyang in Gansu
Coordinates: 35°40′39″N 107°12′03″E / 35.6774°N 107.2008°E / 35.6774; 107.2008Coordinates: 35°40′39″N 107°12′03″E / 35.6774°N 107.2008°E / 35.6774; 107.2008
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGansu
Prefecture-level cityQingyang
Area
 • Total3,500 km2 (1,400 sq mi)
Elevation
1,500 m (4,900 ft)
Highest elevation
1,767 m (5,797 ft)
Lowest elevation
1,011 m (3,317 ft)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total528,076
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
744500

Zhenyuan County (simplified Chinese: 镇原县; traditional Chinese: 鎮原縣; pinyin: Zhènyuán Xiàn) is a province in the east of Gansu province, China, bordering Ningxia to the west. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Qingyang. Its postal code is 744500, and its population in 2018 was 528,076 people.

One of the earliest Paleolithic sites in China, Dongdonggou, was found in Zhenyuan.[1] In the Han Dynasty it was established as Linjing County, during the Yuan dynasty it was named Yuanzhou, and during the Ming dynasty it became Zhenyuan County.

Zhenyuan is mostly dependent on cultivation of grains, vegetable oils, melons and vegetables.[2] It also has oil reserves.[3]

In October 2019, the Zhenyuan County Library posted images of book burning of 65 books from the library. The post attracted significant controversy on Chinese social media.[4][5]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Zhenyuan County is divided to 13 towns and 6 townships.[6]

Towns
  • Chengguan (城关镇)
  • Tunzi (屯字镇)
  • Mengba (孟坝镇)
  • Sancha (三岔镇)
  • Pingquan (平泉镇)
  • Kaibian (开边镇)
  • Taiping (太平镇)
  • Linjing (临泾镇)
  • Xincheng (新城镇)
  • Shangxiao (上肖镇)
  • Xinji (新集镇)
  • Maqu (马渠镇)
  • Miaoqu (庙渠镇)
Townships
  • Nanchuan Township(南川乡)
  • Fangshan Township(方山乡)
  • Yinjiacheng Township(殷家城乡)
  • Wugou Township (武沟乡)
  • Guoyuan Township(郭原乡)
  • Zhongyuan Township (中原乡)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "洞洞沟遗址-遗产数据库 -". www.silkroads.org.cn. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  2. ^ "能量中国-NGO名录-公益组织名录-NGO中心-中国发展简报网站". www.chinadevelopmentbrief.org.cn. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  3. ^ "镇原县人民政府 >> 走进镇原 >> 镇原简介". Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  4. ^ Wu, Huizhong (10 December 2019). "Local Chinese library burns books in clean-up drive". Reuters. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  5. ^ 观察者网 (8 December 2019). "甘肃镇原县图书馆集中"焚书"引关注 官方回应". news.sina.com.cn. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  6. ^ "统计用区划代码 www.stats.gov.cn" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 27 December 2020.