Lintan County

Lintan County
Lintan (pink) within Gannan Prefecture (yellow) within Gansu (grey)
Lintan (pink) within Gannan Prefecture (yellow) within Gansu (grey)
Lintan is located in Gansu
Location of the seat in Gansu
Coordinates: 34°42′N 103°40′E / 34.700°N 103.667°E / 34.700; 103.667Coordinates: 34°42′N 103°40′E / 34.700°N 103.667°E / 34.700; 103.667
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous prefectureGannan
 • Total1,557.68 km2 (601.42 sq mi)
 • Total150,000
 • Density96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code

Lintan County (simplified Chinese: 临潭县; traditional Chinese: 臨潭縣; pinyin: Líntán Xiàn) is an administrative district in Gansu, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 58 counties of Gansu. It is part of the Gannan Prefecture. Its postal code is 747500, and in 1999 its population was 148,722 people.

Tibetans of Taozhou helped crush the Muslim rebels in the Dungan revolt (1895–1896) like they did in the 1781 Jahriyya revolt. The loyalist Muslims of Táozhōu also fight against the Muslim rebels and Muslim rebel leader Ma Yonglin's entire family was executed.[1][2]

Muslim sect leader Ma Qixi's Muslim Xidaotang repulsed and defeated Bai Lang's bandit forces, who looted the city of Táozhōu but Muslim general Ma Anliang slaughtered Muslim sect leader Ma Qixi and his family after the war.[3] The bandits were notable for anti-Muslim sentiment, massacring thousands of Muslims at Taozhou. Muslim Khufiyya Sufi general Ma Anliang was only concerned with defending Lanzhou and his own home base in Hezhou (Linxia) in central Gansu where his followers lived and not the rival Xidaotang sect Muslims under Muslim leader Ma Qixi in southern Gansu's minor towns like Taozhou so he let Bai Lang ravage Taozhou and other towns in southern Gansu while passively defending Lanzhou and Hezhou. The North China Herald and Reginald Farrer accused Ma Anliang of betraying his fellow Muslims by letting them get slaighterd at Taozhou. Ma Anliang then arrested Ma Qixi after falsely accusing him of striking a deal with Bai Lang and had Ma Qixi and his family slaughtered.[4]

Administrative divisions

Lintan County (临潭县)is divided to 11 towns and 5 townships.[5]

  • Chengguan (城关镇)
  • Xincheng (新城镇)
  • Yeliguan (冶力关镇)
  • Yangyong (羊永镇)
  • Wangqi (王旗镇)
  • Guzhan (古战镇)
  • Taobin (洮滨镇)
  • Bajiao (八角镇)
  • Liushun (流顺镇)
  • Dianzi (店子镇)
  • Yangsha (羊沙镇)
  • Shubu Township (术布乡)
  • Zhuoluo Township (卓洛乡)
  • Changchuan Township (长川乡)
  • Sancha Township (三岔乡)
  • Shimen Township (石门乡)

See also


  1. ^ LIPMAN, JONATHAN N. (1997). "4 / Strategies of Resistance Integration by Violence". Familiar Strangers : A History of Muslims in Northwest China. University of Washington Press. ISBN 0-295-97644-6.
  2. ^ Oidtmann, Max (2005). "History, Hides, and the Environment of a Town on the Gansu Frontier". pp. 1–32.
  3. ^ Dru C. Gladney (1996). Muslim Chinese: ethnic nationalism in the People's Republic. Cambridge Massachusetts: Harvard Univ Asia Center. p. 58. ISBN 0-674-59497-5. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
  4. ^ Jonathan Neaman Lipman (2004). Familiar strangers: a history of Muslims in Northwest China. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 194. ISBN 0-295-97644-6. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
  5. ^ "统计用区划代码" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 26 May 2012.

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