Qin'an County

Qin'an County
Qin'an in Tianshui
Qin'an in Tianshui
Tianshui in Gansu
Tianshui in Gansu
Coordinates: 34°51′33″N 105°40′33″E / 34.8591°N 105.6758°E / 34.8591; 105.6758Coordinates: 34°51′33″N 105°40′33″E / 34.8591°N 105.6758°E / 34.8591; 105.6758
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityTianshui
 • Total1,601.13 km2 (618.20 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code

Qin'an County (Chinese: 秦安县; pinyin: Qín'ān Xiàn) is a county in the east of Gansu province of the People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Tianshui. Its postal code is 741600, and in 1999 its population was 567,553 people.[1] As of 2018, the population is 618,000 people. It is one of the poorest counties of Gansu, being appointed as one of 23 counties part of a provincial poverty alleviation project.[2]


The area has been inhabited since prehistoric times, as evidenced by 68 Neolithic cultural sites including the Dadiwan culture.[2]

It is reputedly the county where Zhuge Liang's troops, commanded by Ma Su, were defeated by Zhang He at the Battle of Jieting.

Known historically as Chengji (成紀), it vied with Tianshui (then known as Shanggui) as the seat of the medieval province of Qinzhou during the Tang Dynasty and Five Dynasties eras.[3]


Qin'an celebrates the Nüwa festival, a sacrifice festival for the mother goddess. It is celebrated yearly on the 15th of the third lunar calendar months.[4][5]

Administrative divisions

Qin'an County governs 17 towns,[6] which govern over a total of 6 residential communities and 428 villages.[7]

  • Xingguo (兴国镇), county seat
  • Guojiazhen (郭嘉镇)
  • Xichuan (西川镇)
  • Lianhua (莲花镇)
  • Longcheng (陇城镇)

-Towns are upgraded from Township.

  • Wuying (五营镇)
  • Anfu (安伏镇)
  • Liuping (刘坪镇)
  • Yunshan (云山镇)
  • Weidian (魏店镇)
  • Zhongshan (中山镇)
  • Yebao (叶堡镇)
  • Xingfeng (兴丰镇)
  • Wangyin (王尹镇)
  • Wangyao (王窑镇)
  • Wangpu (王铺镇)
  • Qianhu (千户镇)

See also


  1. ^ China County & City Population 1999
  2. ^ a b "秦安简介 - 秦安简介 - 秦安县人民政府门户网". Qinan.gov.cn. 2018-07-20. Retrieved 2022-04-20.
  3. ^ Dudbridge, Glen. A Portrait of Five Dynasties China: From the Memoirs of Wang Renyu (880–956), pp. 8 ff. Oxford University Press (Oxford), 2013. Accessed 14 Dec 2013.
  4. ^ "秦安女娲祭典". 甘肃省人民政府. 2020-12-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "女娲祭典(秦安女娲祭典) - 中国非物质文化遗产网·中国非物质文化遗产数字博物馆". www.ihchina.cn. Retrieved 2021-12-17.
  6. ^ "统计用区划代码 www.stats.gov.cn" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  7. ^ "秦安县行政区划概述 - 行政区划 - 中国秦安". Archived from the original on 2019-10-25. Retrieved 2019-10-25.

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