Long County, Shaanxi

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.

Long County

陇县
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceShaanxi
Prefecture-level cityBaoji
Area
 • Total2,277 km2 (879 sq mi)
Highest elevation
2,466 m (8,091 ft)
Lowest elevation
800.2 m (2,625.3 ft)
Population
 (2020)
273,000
Time zoneUTC+8 (China standard time)
Websitewww.longxian.gov.cn

HistoryEdit

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

GeographyEdit

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

EconomyEdit

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

Administrative divisionsEdit

Longxian administers 10 towns which include 104 incorporated villages.[1]

ReferencesEdit

Coordinates: 34°50′05″N 106°47′23″E / 34.83472°N 106.78972°E / 34.83472; 106.78972