舟曲县 · འབྲུག་ཆུ་རྫོང་།
|Coordinates (Zhouqu government): Coordinates:|
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||3,010 km2 (1,160 sq mi)|
|• Density||47/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
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.
On 8 August 2010, deadly mudflows caused by torrential rain struck the county and killed at least 1,471 people. 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.
Zhouqu County (舟曲县) is divided to 11 towns and 4 townships.
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- 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.
- 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.
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