Long County, Shaanxi

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Long County
陇县
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Location of Long county within Baoji
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shaanxi
Prefecture-level city Baoji
Area
  Total2,285 km2 (882 sq mi)
Highest elevation
2,466 m (8,091 ft)
Lowest elevation
800.2 m (2,625.3 ft)
Population
 (2019)
  Total252,500
  Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China standard time)
Postal Code
721200
Website www.longxian.gov.cn

Long County or Longxian (simplified Chinese :陇县; traditional Chinese :隴縣; pinyin :Lǒng Xiàn) is a county of Baoji, in the west of Shaanxi province, China, bordering Gansu province to the north and west.

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History

Longxian was formerly known as Longzhou (陇州), and named for being east of Longshan, which is the southern part of the Liupan mountain range between Baoji and Guyuan, Ningxia. It used to be the capital of King Zhuangxiang of Qin [1]

Geography

The county is 60% covered by forests and considered an important water source for the region with 49 streams and rivers. [1]

Economy

Longxian is known for goat milk, walnuts, apples and honey.

Administrative divisions

Longxian administers 10 towns which include 104 incorporated villages. [2]

Towns
  • Chengguan (城关镇)
  • Dongfeng (东风镇)
  • Badu (八渡镇)
  • Dongnan (东南镇)
  • Wenshui (温水镇)
  • Tiancheng (天成镇)
  • Caojiawan (曹家湾镇)
  • Guguan (固关镇)
  • Hebei (河北镇)
  • Xinjichuan (新集川镇)

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References

  1. 1 2 http://www.longxian.gov.cn/art/2020/2/10/art_4317_335248.html
  2. "2020统计用区划代码:陇县". National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2021-10-01.

Coordinates: 34°50′05″N106°47′23″E / 34.83472°N 106.78972°E / 34.83472; 106.78972