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Zitong County

Zitong County
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Chinese 梓潼县
 • Pinyin Zǐtóng Xiàn
Zitong Panoramic
Zitong Panoramic
Location of Zitong within Sichuan, China
Location of Zitong within Sichuan, China
Country China
Province Sichuan
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

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.

Historical Sites

Zitong has three historical sites listed in the official list of Chinese national historic sites.:[1]

  • 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)

Earthquake 2008

Zitong, like neighbouring counties, was located near the epicentre of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.[2] 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.[3]

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Denkmäler der Volksrepublik China (Sichuan)", German WorldHeritage
  2. ^ "China Earthquake Events, May 2008", GLOBAL ATLAS on Crisis Areas by the European Commission
  3. ^ "Earthquake partly destroyed the Qiqushan-Temple"

External links

  • Official website of Zitong County government

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