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中卫市 · ﺟْﻮوِ شِ
Prefecture-level city
Wolfberry fields in Zhongning County, Zhongwei City
Wolfberry fields in Zhongning County, Zhongwei City
Zhongwei in Ningxia
Zhongwei in Ningxia
Country People's Republic of China
Region Ningxia
Municipal seat Shapotou
 • Total 16,986.1 km2 (6,558.4 sq mi)
 • Total 1,041,821
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 755000
Area code(s) 0955
Website .cn.govnxzw

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]


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 the Buddhist hell.[2]

Administrative divisions

# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Xiao'erjing Population
(2003 est.)
Area (km²) Density
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


Photo gallery

See also


  1. ^ (Chinese) Profile of Zhongwei, visited on May 31, 2008.
  2. ^

External links

  • Official website of Zhongwei Government
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