Zhuolu Town

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Zhuolu is located in China
Coordinates: 40°22′31″N 115°12′54″E / 40.37528°N 115.21500°E / 40.37528; 115.21500Coordinates: 40°22′31″N 115°12′54″E / 40.37528°N 115.21500°E / 40.37528; 115.21500
Country China
Province Hebei
Prefecture-level city Zhangjiakou
County Zhuolu County
 • Total 77.21 km2 (29.81 sq mi)
Elevation 528 m (1,732 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 57,400
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Zhuolu (Chinese: 涿鹿; pinyin: Zhuōlù; Wade–Giles: Chuo-li) is a town and the county seat of Zhuolu County, northwestern Hebei province, Northern China. It has an area of 77.21 square kilometres (29.81 sq mi) and a population of 57,400 as of 2002, 6 communities and 30 villages.[1] It is located 52 kilometres (32 mi) southeast of Zhangjiakou

Historical uncertainty[edit]

Modern Zhuolu may or may not have been the location of the historical Battle of Zhuolu. However, it is promoted for tourism as such. Modern Zhuolu may or may not have been the location of what is claimed to be a city founded by the legendary Yellow Emperor, Huáng dì 黄帝, although there is evidence to support this case.[2][3] According to tradition, Zhuolu was a city that the Yellow Emperor, Huáng dì 黄帝, founded. Zhuolu Town, is also considered by many to be a legendary birthplace of the Miao and has a statue of Chi You commemorating him as the ancestor of the Hmong.[4]



  1. ^ Information of Zhuolu Town Archived April 7, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ For example, see http://english.hebei.com.cn/system/2008/08/19/010096537.shtml Archived February 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Wu, page 58 (quoting Shiji), map and caption page 59, and note 32 page 103
  4. ^ De la Cadena, Marisol. Starn, Orin. Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. [2007] (2007). Indigenous experience today. Berg Publishers, 2007. ISBN 978-1-84520-519-5. pg 239.