Zitong County (Chinese: 梓潼县; pinyin: Zǐtóng Xiàn) is a county in Mianyang City, Sichuan Province of China.
It has an area of 1438 square kilometers, and a population of 380,000 in 2002. It is 172 kilometers from Chengdu, and 49 kilometers from Mianyang, and is regarded as a pearl on the economic development golden line in Sichuan.
The county has a long history and stunning scenery. It was made a county as early as B.C. 285, in Qin Dynasty.
Famous people include: Sima Xiangru, Pu Fuzhou, Hai Deng, Li Youxing.
Zitong has three historical sites listed in the official list of Chinese national historic sites.:
- Qiqushan temple (Qiqushan damiao, 七曲山大庙)
- Liye tower (Liye que, 李业阙)
- Wolongshan temple (Wolong shan Qianfo yan shiku, 卧龙山千佛岩石窟)
Zitong, like neighbouring counties, was located near the epicentre of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Zitong was partly destroyed, the infrastructure was destroyed drinking water was not available.
Also the Qiqushan Temple, who is since 1996 on the official list of Chinese national historical sites was partly destroyed by the earthquake.
- ^ "Denkmäler der Volksrepublik China (Sichuan)", German Wikipedia
- ^ "China Earthquake Events, May 2008" Archived July 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., GLOBAL ATLAS on Crisis Areas by the European Commission
- ^ "Earthquake partly destroyed the Qiqushan-Temple" Archived November 3, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
Coordinates: 31°38′26″N 105°09′20″E / 31.64056°N 105.15556°E
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