Tongguan County

Tongguan County (formerly romanized as Tungkwan[a]) is a county in Shaanxi, China, administered as part of the prefecture-level city of Weinan. It is named after the Tong Pass, located south of the confluence of the Wei and Yellow Rivers. It is the southeastern corner of the Ordos Loop, the point at which the Qin Mountains turn the Yellow River sharply eastward, forcing it into the North China Plain.

Tongguan County
潼关县
County
Country China
Province Shaanxi
Prefecture Weinan
Area
 • Total 526 km2 (203 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 150,000
 • Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website http://www.tongguan.gov.cn/
Tongguan
Postal Tungkwan
Literal meaning High Pass
Transcriptions
Standard Mandarin
Hanyu Pinyin Tóngguān
Wade–Giles T‘ung2-kuan1

Notes

  1. ^ Tongguan has also been romanized as Tung-kwan.[1]

References

  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed. (1878), Vol. V, "China".

External links

Coordinates: 34°29′11″N 110°15′49″E / 34.48639°N 110.26361°E

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