Wubu County (simplified Chinese: 吴堡; traditional Chinese: 吳堡; pinyin: Wúbǔ Xiàn) is located in the southeastern corner of Yulin City, in the north of Shaanxi Province, China, and on the western bank of the Yellow River. It is opposite to Shanxi's Liulin County and also borders Jia County and Suide County. The typical landscape within the county is loess plateau and drought usually hovers in the area creating serious soil erosion.

Wubu County
Wubu and the Yellow River (20151229132113).jpg
Wubu in Yulin
Wubu in Yulin
Yulin in Shaanxi
Yulin in Shaanxi
Coordinates: 37°27′07″N 110°44′24″E / 37.452°N 110.740°E / 37.452; 110.740Coordinates: 37°27′07″N 110°44′24″E / 37.452°N 110.740°E / 37.452; 110.740
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityYulin
County seatSongjiachuan (宋家川镇)
 • Total420.85 km2 (162.49 sq mi)
 • Total64,900
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Area code(s)0912


Location: 176 kilometers from Yulin, 260 kilometers from Yan'an, and 628 kilometers from Xi'an, the capital of the province. Area: 418.5 square kilometers, the smallest county in northern Shaanxi. Population: 80,000 (2002) Code: 610829 Postal code: 718200 Government location: Songjiachuan Town Administrative divisions: four towns and four townships

  • Towns: Songjiachuan, Koujiayuan, Guojiagou, Xinjiagou
  • Township: Xuexiacun, Chakou, Gongjiawan, Zhangjiashan


The area was used by Helian Bobo to detain the captives of Liu Yu of Song Dynasty of Southern Dynasty. So its former name was Wu'erbu (吴儿堡) In Northern Han Dynasty, a stone city was built in Wubu. At present, some buildings from Ming and Qing Dynasties are still preserved. Due to the difficulty of water intake on the hill, most residents have moved to the new town at hill foot. Wubu was a part of Shaan-Gan-Ning Border Area during Sino-Japanese War and Chinese Civil War

Administrative divisionsEdit

As 2019, Wubu County or Wubao County is divided to 1 subdistricts and 5 towns.[1]

  • Songjiachuan Subdistrict (宋家川街道)
  • Xinjiagou (辛家沟镇)
  • Guojiagou (郭家沟镇)
  • Koujiayuan (寇家塬镇)
  • Chashang (岔上镇)
  • Zhangjiashan (张家山镇)


Wubu is an impoverished county. A large-scale high-quality coal mine was discovered in 2005, and remains to be exploited. Other natural resources include coal-derived gas, fluorite, and phosphates. China National Highway 307 and the Tai-Zhong railway pass through the territory. Special local products are red dates and silkworm.

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ "统计用区划代码 www.stats.gov.cn" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2021-01-02.

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