Lingwu (simplified Chinese: 灵武市; traditional Chinese: 靈武市; pinyin: Língwǔ Shì) is the most important industrial city of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, in the northwestern region of the People's Republic of China. It is under the jurisdiction of Yinchuan, the Region's capital city.
灵武市 · لٍ ءُ شِ
Location in Ningxia
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||4,639 km2 (1,791 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Density||56/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Lingwu's former name is Lingzhou (simplified Chinese: 灵州; traditional Chinese: 靈州; pinyin: Lingzhou). During the Tang Dynasty, Emperor Suzong of Tang (711–762) fled to Lingzhou from Maweipo during the Anshi Rebellion, where he ascended the throne with the aid of loyal bureaucrats and military supporters, only notifying his father Xuanzong after the fact (and received permission). Later on, Lingzhou became part of the Western Xia (Tangut Empire, 1032-1227). It was laid siege by Genghis Khan in November 1226.
Lingwu is known for its growing of "Lingwu long jujube" (灵武长红枣). This fruit has proven to be one of Ningxia's most popular agricultural products, producing an income of over 10 million yuan per year.