Zhongwei

Last updated on 21 March 2017

Zhongwei (simplified Chinese: 中卫; traditional Chinese: 中衛; pinyin: Zhōngwèi; Wade–Giles: Chung-wei; literally: "middle guard") is a prefecture-level city of Ningxia, People's Republic of China.

It has an area of 16,986.1 km2 (6,558.4 sq mi) and a population of 1,041,821.[1]

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Wolfberry fields in Zhongning County, Zhongwei City
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Zhongwei in Ningxia

Tourism

Zhongwei's main attraction is Gao Miao, a temple that has hosted Confucian, Buddhist, and Taoist ceremonies. A bomb shelter was also built beneath the temple during the Cultural Revolution. It has since been converted into a rendition of a Buddhist hell.[2] The prefecture is also the location of the beginning of the northern bend in the Yellow River that produces the Ordos Loop.

Administrative divisions

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# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Xiao'erjing Population
(2003 est.)
Area (km²) Density
(/km²)
1 Shapotou District 沙坡头区 Shāpōtóu Qū ﺷَﺎپُتِﻮْ ﺛُﻮْ‎ 350,000 4,633 76
2 Zhongning County 中宁县 Zhōngníng Xiàn ﺟْﻮنٍ ﺷِﯿًﺎ‎ 410,000 2,841 144
3 Haiyuan County 海原县 Hǎiyuán Xiàn هَیْیُوًا ﺷِﯿًﺎ‎ 380,000 6,979 54

Transportation

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Zhongwei Railway Station in December 2015

Photo gallery

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Desert Lake

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Desert Lake

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Desert Lake

See also

References

  1. ^ (in Chinese) Profile of Zhongwei, visited on May 31, 2008.
  2. ^ Harper, Damian; Fallon, Steve; Gaskell, Katja; Grundvig, Julie; Heller, Carolyn; Huhta, Thomas; Mayhew, Bradley (2005). China (9th ed.). Lonely Planet. p. 980. ISBN 978-1-74059-687-9. OCLC 61143558.

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