Wushan County, Gansu

Wushan County
武山县
Wushan in Tianshui
Wushan in Tianshui
Tianshui in Gansu
Tianshui in Gansu
Coordinates: 34°43′17″N 104°53′26″E / 34.7214°N 104.8906°E / 34.7214; 104.8906Coordinates: 34°43′17″N 104°53′26″E / 34.7214°N 104.8906°E / 34.7214; 104.8906
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGansu
Prefecture-level cityTianshui
Area
 • Total2,011 km2 (776 sq mi)
Highest elevation
3,120 m (10,240 ft)
Lowest elevation
1,340 m (4,400 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total500,000
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
741300
Websitewww.wushan.gov.cn

Wushan County (simplified Chinese: 武山县; traditional Chinese: 武山縣; pinyin: Wǔshān Xiàn) is a county in the east of Gansu Province of China. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Tianshui. Its postal code is 741300, and in 1999 its population was 418,648 people.[1] The population in 2017 was 500,000 people.[2]

History

Humans have inhabited the area since at least 38,000 years ago. The county was knows as Xinxing (新兴县) during the Eastern Han Dynasty (188 AD). During the Song dynasty it was named Ningyuan (宁远县). Since the Republic of China it holds the current name.[3]

Administrative divisions

Wushan County is divided to 13 towns and 2 townships.[4]

Towns
  • Chengguan (城关镇)
  • Luomen (洛门镇)
  • Yuanyang (鸳鸯镇)
  • Tange (滩歌镇)
  • Simen (四门镇)
  • Mali (马力镇)
  • Shandan (山丹镇)
  • Wenquan (温泉镇)
  • Hualin (桦林镇)
  • Longtai (龙台镇)
  • Yupan (榆盘镇)
  • Gaolou (高楼镇)
  • Yanghe (杨河镇)
Townships
  • Zuitou Township(咀头乡)
  • Yan'an Township (沿安乡)

Economy

Agricultural produce from Wushan are wheat, artichoke, flax, rapeseed, tomato, carrot, Amaranth grain, Codonopsis and Angelica. Iron, copper and molybdenum mines are also present in the county.[5]

Culture

Cuisine

Wushan food is a mix of Lanzhou, Sichuan and Tibetan cuisine. Specialities from the region are:[6][7]

References

  1. ^ "Other Historical Datasets". people.fas.harvard.edu. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  2. ^ "魅力武山_武山县人民政府". wushan.gov.cn. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Overview of Wushan". wushan.gov.cn. Archived from the original on 28 October 2019. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Announcement on the update of the national statistical division codes and urban-rural division codes". National Bureau of Statistics of China (in Chinese). 23 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Overview of natural resources in Wushan County". wushan.gov.cn. 8 May 2019. Archived from the original on 28 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Wushan Gourmet". wushan.gov.cn. Archived from the original on 28 October 2019. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Delicious Wushan snacks". Tencent News. 16 May 2019. Archived from the original on 28 October 2019.

See also


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