Zhouqu County

Zhouqu County
舟曲县 · འབྲུག་ཆུ་རྫོང་།
Zhouqu County (pink) within Gannan Prefecture (yellow) and Gansu
Zhouqu County (pink) within Gannan Prefecture (yellow) and Gansu
Coordinates (Zhouqu government): 33°47′37″N 104°15′05″E / 33.7936°N 104.2513°E / 33.7936; 104.2513Coordinates: 33°47′37″N 104°15′05″E / 33.7936°N 104.2513°E / 33.7936; 104.2513
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous prefectureGannan
 • Total3,010 km2 (1,160 sq mi)
 • Total142,000
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code

Zhouqu County (Chinese: 舟曲县; pinyin: Zhōuqū Xiàn; Tibetan: འབྲུག་ཆུ་རྫོང་།, Wylie: brug chu rdzong, ZYPY: Zhugqu Zong) is a county in the eastern extremity of the Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in the south of Gansu Province, the People's Republic of China, with the Bailong River flowing through its confines; it borders Sichuan province to the south. In 2010 its population was 134,000 people.[1]

2010 mudslide

On 8 August 2010, deadly mudflows caused by torrential rain struck the county and killed at least 1,471 people.[1][2] It has been said by some experts; such as Professor Fan Xiao, a Sichuan-based geologist; that the scale of the disaster was affected by deforestation and the construction of dams for hydro-electricity in the area.[3]

According to historical records, Chengguan Town (Chinese: 城关镇, the county seat area) has been struck by 11 "devastating" mudflows since 1823.[3]

Administrative divisions

Zhouqu County (舟曲县) is divided to 11 towns and 4 townships.[4]

  • Chengguan (城关镇)
  • Dachuan (大川镇)
  • Fengdie (峰迭镇)
  • Lijie (立节镇)
  • Dongshan (东山镇)
  • Qugaona (曲告纳镇)
  • Boyu (博峪镇)
  • Bacang (巴藏镇)
  • Hanban (憨班镇)
  • Pingding (坪定镇)
  • Goye (果耶镇)
  • Wuping (武坪镇)
  • Dayu (大峪镇)
  • Jiangpan (江盘镇)
  • Gongba (拱坝镇)
  • Quwa Township (曲瓦乡)
  • Nanyu Township (南峪乡)
  • Baleng Township (八楞乡)
  • Chagang Township (插岗乡)

See also


  1. ^ a b Wivell, David (13 August 2010). "Relentless rain piles on misery in China". NBC News. Associated Press (AP). Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  2. ^ Deng, Shasha (2 September 2010). "Death toll from NW China mudslides rises to 1,471; 294 still missing". Xinhua. Archived from the original on 5 September 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b Wang Zhicheng (10 August 2010), "Dam building and deforestation, more than "natural" causes behind the Gansu disaster", Asian news.it, retrieved 4 May 2014, In more than 40 years, 126,000 hectares of forests have disappeared. More than 150 dams were built on local rivers with no regards for the local hydro-geological structure.
  4. ^ "统计用区划代码 www.stats.gov.cn" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  • Harvard University Committee on the Environment (1999). "China County & City Population 1999 FAQ". Archived from the original on 9 January 2016.

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