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Zhong County or Zhongxian (simplified Chinese: 忠县; traditional Chinese: 忠縣; pinyin: Zhōng Xiàn), formerly named Linjiang (simplified Chinese: 临江; traditional Chinese: 臨江; pinyin: Línjiāng)[1] is a county of Chongqing Municipality, China.

Zhong County

Location of Zhong County in Chongqing
Location of Zhong County in Chongqing
CountryPeople's Republic of China
 • Total2,184 km2 (843 sq mi)
 • Total751,400
 • Density340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

The Shibaozhai Temple, which is endangered by the rising waters caused by the Three Gorges Dam, is located there.

Zhong County has two Yangtze River crossings: the Zhongxian Yangtze River Bridge and Zhongzhou Yangtze River Bridge.


  1. ^ (in Chinese) History of Zhong County Archived February 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., Official website of Zhong County Government, visited on April 22, 2008.

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