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Zhuolu (Chinese: 涿鹿; pinyin: Zhuōlù; Wade–Giles: Chuo-li) is a town and the county seat of Zhuolu County, northwestern Hebei province, Northern China. It has an area of 77.21 square kilometres (29.81 sq mi) and a population of 57,400 as of 2002, and is made up of 6 communities and 30 villages.[1] It is located 52 kilometres (32 mi) southeast of Zhangjiakou

Zhuolu

涿鹿
涿鹿镇
Zhuolu is located in China
Zhuolu
Zhuolu
Coordinates: 40°22′31″N 115°12′54″E / 40.37528°N 115.21500°E / 40.37528; 115.21500Coordinates: 40°22′31″N 115°12′54″E / 40.37528°N 115.21500°E / 40.37528; 115.21500
CountryChina
ProvinceHebei
Prefecture-level cityZhangjiakou
CountyZhuolu County
Area
 • Total77.21 km2 (29.81 sq mi)
Elevation
528 m (1,732 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total57,400
 • Density740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

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Historical uncertaintyEdit

Modern Zhuolu may or may not have been the location of the historical Battle of Zhuolu. However, it is promoted for tourism as such. Modern Zhuolu may or may not have been the location of what is claimed to be a city founded by the legendary Yellow Emperor, Huáng dì (黄帝), although there is evidence to support this case.[2][3] According to tradition, Zhuolu was a city that the Yellow Emperor, Huáng dì, founded. Zhuolu Town, is also considered by many to be a legendary birthplace of the Miao and has a statue of Chi You commemorating him as the ancestor of the Hmong.[4]

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Information of Zhuolu Town Archived April 7, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ For example, see http://english.hebei.com.cn/system/2008/08/19/010096537.shtml Archived February 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Wu, page 58 (quoting Shiji), map and caption page 59, and note 32 page 103
  4. ^ De la Cadena, Marisol. Starn, Orin. Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. [2007] (2007). Indigenous experience today. Berg Publishers, 2007. ISBN 978-1-84520-519-5. pg 239.

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