Wen County, Gansu

Wen County or Wenxian (Chinese: 文县; pinyin: Wén Xiàn) is a county under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Longnan, in the southeast of Gansu province, China, bordering Sichuan province to the south and west. It has a land area of 4,994 square kilometers, and a population of 240,000 (2004).

Wen County

Wen in Longnan
Wen in Longnan
Longnan in Gansu
Longnan in Gansu
Coordinates: 32°56′38″N 104°41′01″E / 32.9440°N 104.6835°E / 32.9440; 104.6835Coordinates: 32°56′38″N 104°41′01″E / 32.9440°N 104.6835°E / 32.9440; 104.6835
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityLongnan
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code

Gecko Gekko wenxianensis is named after Wen County, its type locality.[1][2]

Administrative divisionsEdit

  • Chengguan Town (城关镇) - county seat[3]
  • Bikou Town (碧口镇)
  • Shangde Town (尚德镇)


  • Tielou (铁楼藏族乡)
  • Hengdan (横丹乡)
  • Danbao (丹堡乡)
  • Shangdan (上丹乡)
  • Liujiaping (刘家坪乡)
  • Yulei (玉垒乡)
  • Fanba (范坝乡)
  • Dianba (店坝乡)
  • Xiaojia (肖家乡)
  • Zhongmiao (中庙乡)
  • Koutouba (口头坝乡)
  • Jianshan (尖山乡)
  • Linjiang (临江乡)
  • Liping (黎坪乡)
  • Sheshu (舍书乡)
  • Dunzhai (屯寨乡)
  • Qiaotou (桥头乡)
  • Baoziba (堡子坝乡)
  • Shifang (石坊乡)
  • Shijiba (石鸡坝乡)
  • Maying (马营乡)
  • Zhongzhai (中寨乡)


Chili pepper is one of the main agricultural produce of the region.[4]

Two reservoirs (Bikou Reservoir and Miaojiaba Reservoir) have been constructed in the Bailong River. The reservoirs serve to provide hydroelectricity, aquaculture, flood control, irrigation and for tourism development.[5]


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Zhou, Kaiya; Qiuxian Wang (2008). "New species of Gekko (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from China: morphological and molecular evidence". Zootaxa. 1778: 59–68.
  2. ^ Gekko wenxianensis at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 9 May 2017.
  3. ^ http://ww.agri.com.cn/town-village/621222.htm
  4. ^ http://gansu.gansudaily.com.cn/system/2019/05/20/017189468.shtml
  5. ^ http://www.lvyougl.com/gansu/337111.html