Location of Dingxi City jurisdiction in Gansu
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||20,300 km2 (7,800 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
|ISO 3166 code||CN-GS-11|
Geography and climateEdit
Dingxi City is located in central Gansu province, 98 km (61 mi) east of Lanzhou, giving it the nickname the "eastern gateway". The Wei River, a tributary of the Yellow River flows through the district and provides it with the majority of its water. Dingxi is semi-arid, with little precipitation. Even though sunlight here can be intense, temperatures are generally cool. The surrounding terrain is mostly loess hills and ravines in the north and highlands in the south. The area is 20,300 km2 (7,800 sq mi).
Dingxi was important in the development of some of China's earliest cultures, specifically along the Wei River, one of the Yellow River's biggest tributaries. Numerous Neolithic sites from various cultures are found throughout the area.
A series of earthquakes in July 2013 killed at least 89 people and injured more than 500 others.
Dingxi has 1 urban district, 6 counties, and 119 towns with a total population of 2,698,622.
|Name||Simplified Chinese||Hanyu Pinyin||Population
|Area (km²)||Density (/km²)|
|Anding District||安定区||Āndìng Qū||420,614||4,225||99.55|
|Tongwei County||通渭县||Tōngwèi Xiàn||349,539||2,899||120.57|
|Longxi County||陇西县||Lǒngxī Xiàn||453,259||2,657||170.59|
|Weiyuan County||渭源县||Wèiyuán Xiàn||324,215||2,034||159.40|
|Lintao County||临洮县||Líntáo Xiàn||507,386||2,851||177.97|
|Zhang County||漳县||Zhāng Xiàn||192,957||2,164||89.17|
|Min County||岷县||Mín Xiàn||450,654||3,500||128.76|
- Main data bulletin of the sixth national census in 2010 Archived 2014-11-29 at the Wayback Machine, 2011-05-09 (in Chinese)