Gangu County

Gangu County
甘谷县
Gangu in Tianshui
Gangu in Tianshui
Tianshui in Gansu
Tianshui in Gansu
Coordinates: 34°44′43″N 105°20′27″E / 34.7454°N 105.3409°E / 34.7454; 105.3409Coordinates: 34°44′43″N 105°20′27″E / 34.7454°N 105.3409°E / 34.7454; 105.3409
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGansu
Prefecture-level cityTianshui
Area
 • County1,572.6 km2 (607.2 sq mi)
 • Urban
18 km2 (7 sq mi)
Highest elevation
[1]
2,716 m (8,911 ft)
Lowest elevation
[1]
1,228 m (4,029 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • County575,500
 • Density370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
741200

Gangu County (Chinese: 甘谷县; pinyin: Gāngǔ Xiàn) is a county in the southeast of Gansu province, the People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Tianshui City and is the most populous county in Gansu.[2] Its postal code is 741200, and in 1999 its population was 570,318 people.[3]

It was established by Duke Wu of Qin in 688 BC as Ji County (冀县), this has led it to be called the 'oldest Chinese county.[4][5] Gangu was a stop on the Silk Road, as a tea and horse market, and as a stopover for traders. It remains a regional trading centre.[1]

Between 1958 and 1962, Gangu and Wushan County were merged.[6]

Culture

Gangu is known for its pepper variety, sold in China as Gangu pepper.[7][8] Local culture includes Wushu martial arts and the sculpturing of animal ornaments on traditional Chinese roofs.[1][9]

Administrative divisions

Gangu County is divided to 13 towns and 2 townships.[10]

Towns
  • Daxiangshan (大像山镇)
  • Xinxing (新兴镇)
  • Pan'an (磐安镇)
  • Liufeng (六峰镇)
  • Anyuan (安远镇)
  • Jinshan (金山镇)
  • Dashi (大石镇)
  • Lixin (礼辛镇)
  • Wujiahe (武家河镇)
  • Dazhuang (大庄镇)
  • Gupo (古坡镇)
  • Baliwan (八里湾镇)
  • Xiping (西坪镇)
Townships
  • Xiejiawan Township(谢家湾乡)
  • Baijiawan Township (白家湾乡)

Famous residents

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "甘谷县概况 - 甘谷概况 - 甘谷新闻网-甘谷县人民政府".
  2. ^ "甘肃十大人口大县:3个在定西,天水、白银各2个_腾讯新闻". new.qq.com. Retrieved 2022-03-21.
  3. ^ "China County & City Population 1999". People.fas.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2008-11-05.
  4. ^ 甘肃新县志便览 (in Chinese). 甘肃人民出版社. 1991. ISBN 978-7-226-00811-9.
  5. ^ ""华夏第一县"有望撤县设区吗?当地县民政局回应". finance.ifeng.com. Retrieved 2022-03-21.
  6. ^ 中国县情大全: 中南卷 (in Chinese). 中国社会出版社.
  7. ^ "甘谷辣椒 需要的请下单 甘谷辣椒甘谷是被称"辣椒之乡"". k.sina.cn. Retrieved 2021-04-04.
  8. ^ 陈锐 (1985). 甘肃特产风味指南 (in Chinese). 甘肃人民出版社.
  9. ^ "甘谷脊兽 用黄土捏出来的动态童话(组图)--天水在线". www.tianshui.com.cn. Retrieved 2022-03-21.
  10. ^ "统计用区划代码 www.stats.gov.cn" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2020-12-27.


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