Yuzhong County (榆中县) is a county of Gansu Province, China, it is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu, one of 58 counties of Gansu. Its postal code is 730100, and its population in 2019 was 560,000 people.
Location of Yuzhong County (red) in Lanzhou City (yellow) and Gansu
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• District||3,301.64 km2 (1,274.77 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||3,670 m (12,040 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||1,480 m (4,860 ft)|
|• Density||170/km2 (440/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
The history of Yuzhong County goes back to 214 BC. During the Jin Dynasty Yuzhong was a center of the Jincheng district located in the Yuzhong county (xian) in the Gansu province. Up to 1917 it was known as Jin County or Jinxian. Yuzhong has always had importance as the eastern gateway to Lanzhou. The historic Mingsu tomb (zh:明肃王墓) is located in Yuzhong.
The geography of Yuzhong is divided into the densely populated central valley of the Wanchuan River, flanked by forested mountains in the southwest, and arid mountains in the northeast.
Yuzhong County is divided to 11 towns and 9 townships.
Until April 2019, it was a designated poverty stricken county, however due to it's favorable location near Lanzhou, along important transportation axes, the county has rapidly developed industry and services sectors.
Jiuquan Iron & Steel has a major steel plant in Yuzhong producing 1.3 million tons of steel annually.
- G20 Qingdao–Yinchuan Expressway
- G30 Lianyungang–Khorgas Expressway
- G2501 Lanzhou Ring Expressway
- China National Highway 312
- China National Highway 309
Several institutes of higher learning have (one of) their campuses in Yuzhong county.
- Xiaguanying town
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