Gangu County

Gangu County (Chinese: 甘谷县; pinyin: Gāngǔ Xiàn) is a county in the southeast of Gansu province, the People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Tianshui City. Its postal code is 741200, and in 1999 its population was 570,318 people.[1]

Gangu County
甘谷县
Gangu in Tianshui
Gangu in Tianshui
Tianshui in Gansu
Tianshui in Gansu
Coordinates: 34°44′43″N 105°20′27″E / 34.7454°N 105.3409°E / 34.7454; 105.3409Coordinates: 34°44′43″N 105°20′27″E / 34.7454°N 105.3409°E / 34.7454; 105.3409
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGansu
Prefecture-level cityTianshui
Area
 • Total1,572.6 km2 (607.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total575,500
 • Density370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
741200

It was established by Duke Wu of Qin in 688 BC as Ji County (冀县).[2] Between 1958 and 1962, Gangu and Wushan County were merged.[3]

Gangu is known for its pepper variety, sold in China as Gangu pepper.[4][5]

Administrative divisionsEdit

Gangu County is divided to 13 towns and 2 townships.[6]

Towns
  • Daxiangshan (大像山镇)
  • Xinxing (新兴镇)
  • Pan'an (磐安镇)
  • Liufeng (六峰镇)
  • Anyuan (安远镇)
  • Jinshan (金山镇)
  • Dashi (大石镇)
  • Lixin (礼辛镇)
  • Wujiahe (武家河镇)
  • Dazhuang (大庄镇)
  • Gupo (古坡镇)
  • Baliwan (八里湾镇)
  • Xiping (西坪镇)
Townships
  • Xiejiawan Township(谢家湾乡)
  • Baijiawan Township (白家湾乡)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "China County & City Population 1999". People.fas.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2008-11-05.
  2. ^ 甘肃新县志便览 (in Chinese). 甘肃人民出版社. 1991. ISBN 978-7-226-00811-9.
  3. ^ 中国县情大全: 中南卷 (in Chinese). 中国社会出版社.
  4. ^ "甘谷辣椒 需要的请下单 甘谷辣椒甘谷是被称"辣椒之乡"". k.sina.cn. Retrieved 2021-04-04.
  5. ^ 陈锐 (1985). 甘肃特产风味指南 (in Chinese). 甘肃人民出版社.
  6. ^ "统计用区划代码 www.stats.gov.cn" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2020-12-27.