Zhongning in Zhongwei
Zhongwei in Ningxia
|Coordinates (Zhongning government): Coordinates:|
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Wolfberry harvest celebration
|Literal meaning||central peace|
Zhongning County is a county under the administration of Zhongwei city in west-central Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China, bordering Inner Mongolia to the northwest. It is the point at which the northern twist of the Yellow River begins, creating the Ordos Loop. It has a total area of 2,841 square kilometers (1,097 sq mi), and a population of approximately 410,000 people.
Zhongning County is an agricultural county. In addition to traditional agricultural products, Wolfberries have begun to be cultivated in recent years. However, due to a drought,[when?] the growing range for the berries has not significantly increased. The county government is located in the town of Ningan and the county's postal code is 755100.
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