Zhongning County

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Zhongning in Zhongwei
Zhongning in Zhongwei
Zhongwei in Ningxia
Zhongwei in Ningxia
Coordinates (Zhongning government): 37°29′30″N 105°41′06″E / 37.4918°N 105.6849°E / 37.4918; 105.6849Coordinates: 37°29′30″N 105°41′06″E / 37.4918°N 105.6849°E / 37.4918; 105.6849
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionNingxia
Prefecture-level cityZhongwei
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Rich Nature Wolfberry Farm1 7-06.jpg
Wolfberry harvest celebration
Simplified Chinese中宁
Traditional Chinese中寧
Literal meaningcentral 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.