Wudu District (simplified Chinese: 武都区; traditional Chinese: 武都區; pinyin: Wǔdū Qū) is a district and the political and cultural centre of Longnan, Gansu province, China. It borders the provinces of Shaanxi and Sichuan to the southeast. It has a population of 590,000, of which 110,00 in the urban area.
Wudu in Longnan
Longnan in Gansu
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• District||4,683 km2 (1,808 sq mi)|
|• Density||130/km2 (330/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Located along the Bailong River near the borders with Sichuan and Shaanxi, it has been the site of many historic battles. A town has existed at the current county seat since at least 448. In 572 this town was named Wuzhou (武州), in 892 it was named Jiezhou. Since 1260 it was part of Shaanxi province, becoming part of Gansu in 1729. In 1913, Wudu County was established. The current district was established from Wudu County in 2004.
The epicentre of the 1879 Gansu earthquake was located in the district.
Wudu is one of the top tourist destinations in Gansu, receiving over 2 million tourists in 2016. The Wanxiang karst cave is located 10 km from the city. Its agricultural output includes olive cultivation, traditional Chinese medicine crops and Sichuan pepper.
- Ethnic townships
- Pingya Tibetan Township (坪垭藏族乡)
- Moba Tibetan Township (磨坝藏族乡)
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