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Qingtongxia (simplified Chinese: 青铜峡; traditional Chinese: 青銅峽; pinyin: Qīngtóngxiá; Wade–Giles: Ch’ing-t’ong-hsia; literally: 'Bronze Gorge') is a city in north-central Ningxia, China. Administratively, Qingtongxia is a county-level city within the prefecture-level city of Wuzhong. It is located on the left (northwestern) bank of the Yellow River, opposite and a bit upstream of Wuzhong main urban area, and borders Inner Mongolia to the west.

Qingtongxia

青铜峡市 · شٍتْوﺷیَا شِ
Qingtongxia is located in Ningxia
Qingtongxia
Qingtongxia
Location in Ningxia
Coordinates: 37°53′06″N 105°59′27″E / 37.88500°N 105.99083°E / 37.88500; 105.99083Coordinates: 37°53′06″N 105°59′27″E / 37.88500°N 105.99083°E / 37.88500; 105.99083
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionNingxia
Area
 • Total2,337 km2 (902 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 Census)
 • Total264,717
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Train station sign

Qingtongxia has more than 100,000 residents. Many residents of Qingtongxia are Hui Muslim.

Places on interestEdit

On the bank of the Yellow River outside the city of Qingtongxia is the site of 108 Buddhist stupas which were constructed during the Western Xia period.

EconomyEdit

Qingtongxia Dam on the Yellow River (37°53′05″N 105°59′25″E / 37.88472°N 105.99028°E / 37.88472; 105.99028) is located in Qingtongxia. A major irrigation canal branches off the river near the dam and runs north.