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Pingwu County

Pingwu County
County
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Chinese 平武县
 • Pinyin Píngwǔ Xiàn
Location of Pingwu within Mianyang, Sichuan
Location of Pingwu within Mianyang, Sichuan
Pingwu County is located in China
Pingwu County
Pingwu County
Location in China
Coordinates:
Country China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture Mianyang
County seat Long'an (龙安镇)
Area
 • Total 5,959.71 km2 (2,301.06 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 190,000
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 622550
Area code(s) 0816
Website http://pingwu.my.gov.cn

Pingwu County (Chinese: 平武县; pinyin: Píngwǔ Xiàn) is a county in Mianyang, Sichuan province, China.

It has an area of 5959.71 square kilometers[1] and a population of 190,000 in 2004.[2]

Administrative divisions

Purple -Qiang. Red -Tibetan.

Pingwu County has 9 towns, 7 townships, and 9 ethnic townships.

  • Towns:
    • Long'an (龙安镇)
    • Gucheng (古城镇)
    • Nanba (南坝镇)
    • Xiangyan (响岩镇)
    • Pingtong (平通镇)
    • Doukou (豆叩镇)
    • Dayin (大印镇)
    • Daqiao (大桥镇)
    • Shuijing (水晶镇)
  • Townships:
    • Gaocun (高村乡)
    • Shuitian (水田乡)
    • Bazi (坝子乡)
    • Shuiguan (水观乡)
    • Tucheng (土城乡)
    • Jiubao (旧堡乡)
    • Kuoda (阔达乡)
  • Ethnic Townships:
    • Pingnan (平南羌族乡)
    • Xutang (徐塘羌族乡)
    • Suojiang (锁江羌族乡)
    • Huangyangguan (黄羊关藏族乡)
    • Huya (虎牙藏族乡)
    • Si'er (泗耳藏族乡)
    • Baima (白马藏族乡)
    • Muzuo (木座藏族乡)
    • Mupi (木皮藏族乡)

Attractions

Pingwu county is the center of the biggest remaining giant panda habitat in China, i.e. the Minshan Mountains. Close to the Baima Ethnic township, for example, the national panda reserve "Wanglang" is located. The WWF has conducted an Integrated Community Development Project in the Baima township to reduce direct and indirect poaching threats to the panda population. A temple named "Baoensi" also locates there.

See also

References

  1. ^ (Chinese) Geography of Pingwu County, Official website of Pingwu County Government, visited on May 14, 2008.
  2. ^ (Chinese) Profile of Pingwu County.

External links

  • Official website of Pingwu County Government
  • local WWF panda info
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