Haiyan County, Qinghai

Haiyan County (Chinese: 海晏县; Tibetan: ཧའེ་ཡན་རྫོང་།) is a county of Qinghai Province, China, located on the northeast shore of Qinghai Lake. It is under the administration of Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. It is home to 原子城 (Atomic Bomb city) covering 570 km²

Haiyan County
海晏县 · ཧའེ་ཡན་རྫོང་།
Town of Xihai (西海镇)
Town of Xihai (西海镇)
Location of Haiyan County (red) within Haibei Prefecture (yellow) and Qinghai province
Location of Haiyan County (red) within Haibei Prefecture (yellow) and Qinghai province
Haiyan is located in Qinghai
Haiyan
Haiyan
Location of the seat in Qinghai
Coordinates: 36°53′48″N 100°59′40″E / 36.8966°N 100.9944°E / 36.8966; 100.9944Coordinates: 36°53′48″N 100°59′40″E / 36.8966°N 100.9944°E / 36.8966; 100.9944
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Provinces of ChinaQinghai
Autonomous prefectureHaibei
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Haiyan County, Qinghai
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese海晏县
Traditional Chinese海晏縣
Tibetan name
Tibetanཧའེ་ཡན་རྫོང་།

EconomyEdit

A major nuclear research facility, Plant 221 (221厂), was established in 1958 at the location called Jinyintan (金银滩) in Haiyan County.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Where China Built Its Bomb, Dark Memories Haunt the Ruins, By CHRIS BUCKLEY and ADAM WU JAN. The New York Times, 20, 2018