Wudu District

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.[1] 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.[2]

Wudu

武都区
Wudu in Longnan
Wudu in Longnan
Longnan in Gansu
Longnan in Gansu
Coordinates: 33°22′13″N 104°57′37″E / 33.3702°N 104.9604°E / 33.3702; 104.9604Coordinates: 33°22′13″N 104°57′37″E / 33.3702°N 104.9604°E / 33.3702; 104.9604
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGansu
Prefecture-level cityLongnan
Area
 • District4,683 km2 (1,808 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • District590,000
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
 • Urban
110,000
 • Rural
480,000
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
746000
Websitewww.gslnwd.gov.cn

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.[3]

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.[4] The Wanxiang karst cave is located 10 km from the city.[5] Its agricultural output includes olive cultivation, traditional Chinese medicine crops and Sichuan pepper.[6][7][8][9]

Administrative divisionsEdit

Wudu District is divided to 4 subdistricts, 26 towns, 8 townships and 2 ethnic townships.[10][11]

Subdistricts
  • Zhongluo Subdistrict (钟楼街道)
  • Jishiba Subdistrict (吉石坝街道)
  • Jiangbei Subdistrict (江北街道)
  • Jiangnan Subdistrict (江南街道)
Towns
  • Chengguan (城关镇)
  • Anhua (安化镇)
  • Dongjiang (东江镇)
  • Liangshui (两水镇)
  • Hanwang (汉王镇)
  • Luotang (洛塘镇)
  • Jiaogong (角弓镇)
  • Majie (马街镇)
  • Sanhe (三河镇)
  • Ganquan (甘泉镇)
  • Yulong (鱼龙镇)
  • Pipa (琵琶镇)
  • Waina (外纳镇)
  • Maying (马营镇)
  • Bolin (柏林镇)
  • Yaozhai (姚寨镇)
  • Foya (佛崖镇)
  • Shimen (石门镇)
  • Wuma (五马镇)
  • Yuhe (裕河镇)
  • Hanlin (汉林镇)
  • Jugan (桔柑镇)
  • Longxing (隆兴镇)
  • Huangping (黄坪镇)
  • Wuku (五库镇)
  • Sancang (三仓镇)
Townships
  • Puchi Township(蒲池乡)
  • Chiba Township(池坝乡)
  • Longba Township(龙坝乡)
  • Longfeng Township(龙凤乡)
  • Yuhuang Township(玉皇乡)
  • Guohe Township(郭河乡)
  • Fengxiang Township(枫相乡)
  • Yuezhao Township(月照乡)
Ethnic townships

TransportEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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