Zhongwei

Zhongwei

Zhongwei
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
Coordinates:
Country People's Republic of China
Region Ningxia
Municipal seat Shapotou
Area
 • Total 16,986.1 km2 (6,558.4 sq mi)
Population
 • 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]

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 the Buddhist hell.[2]

Administrative divisions

Map
# 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

Photo gallery

See also

References

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

External links

  • Official website of Zhongwei Government