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Hu County

Hu County
户县
County
Coordinates: [1]
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
Prefecture-level city Xi'an
Area
 • Total 1,279.42 km2 (493.99 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 556,377
 • Density 434.87/km2 (1,126.3/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 7103XX
Xi'an district map
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Districts
1 Xincheng
2 Beilin
3 Lianhu
4 Baqiao
5 Weiyang
6 Yanta
7 Yanliang
8 Lintong
9 Chang'an
Counties
10 Lantian
11 Zhouzhi
12 Hu
13 Gaoling

Hu County, or Huxian, (simplified Chinese: 户县; traditional Chinese: 戶縣; pinyin: Hù Xiàn) is under the administration of Xi'an and is the capital of the Chinese province of Shanxi, with a population of about 578,000. The county borders the prefecture-level cities of Xianyang to the north and Ankang to the south and Chang'an District to the east.

It has an area of 1,255 km2 (485 sq mi), and contains 11 towns and 5 townships. Towards its south the county is bordered by the Qin Mountains and to the north by the Weihe River. Thirty-six rivers run through the area, making the land very fertile. Fifty-five acres of land are arable and 52.4 acres of land are covered by forests. The region has an abundance of minerals such as gold, silver, copper, iron, limestone and marble.

In 2010 GDP reached 100 billion Yuan (about USD 2000 per capita).

Demographics

The county has a male population of 303,400 and female population of 274,600 (1.1 male:1 female). The majority of the county's population is rural at 477,400, while the urban population is 100,600 (roughly 86.45% and 16.55% respectively). The population density is 477 people per square kilometer. Population density in urban areas can reach as high as 3400 per square kilometer, and can be as low as 11 per square kilometer in rural areas. Han make up 99.88% of the population, although 21 other ethnic groups also live there.

Climate

The county enjoys a warm tropical climate, free of extreme temperatures, with an average temperature of around 13.3 degrees Celsius (55 °F). The most pleasant months are in spring between March and May and September to November. The winters are cold but not excessively so, with an average temperature of -1 Celsius (30 °F) in January. The summers are warm and dry with most of the precipitation coming in the autumn.

Herbs

There are 340 kinds of medicinal herbs that grow wild in the area including Iris, Aggregata, Bupleurum, Tianma, Honeysuckle, Fritillaria, and Schisandra.

Economy

This county is one of the main sources of Aggregata.

References

  1. ^ Google Inc. "Huxian". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Huxian,+Xi'an,+Shaanxi/@34.1130709,108.6056875,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x3663bd45f0d166b3:0xd0bf8d1a14342e78. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ "西安市2010年第六次全国人口普查主要数据公报" (in (Chinese)). Xi'an Evening News (西安晚报). 25 May 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 

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