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Location: located in the west of Hexi Corridor of Gansu Province of China

Neighboring Areas: Shaanxi, Sichuan, and Qinghai Provinces, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia Hui and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regions

Physical Features: at the west end of Hexi corridor, a tiny oasis rounded by high mountains, desert and Gobi, with the average altitude of 1100m

Population: 100,000
Area: 3,120 sq km

Nationalities: Han, Hui, Tibetan, Manchu, Dongxiang, Yugu, Baoan, Mongolian, Kazak, Tu, Sala, and Manchu

History: made a prefecture in 117B.C. by Emperor Han Wudi, and was a major point of interchange between China and the outside world during the Han and Tang Dynasties

Climatic Features: warm variable zone, aridity climate with the frost-free period of 160 days, windy

Average Temperature: 9.3 C annually, annual or daily difference in temperature great, common saying: 'morning with fur-lined jacket, noon gauze', hot summer with the highest temperature over 40 C
Rainfall: annual precipitation 39 mm, concentrated in spring and autumn

Mountains: Mt. Sanweishan

Rivers: Dang River, Shule River

Products: Liguang Apricot, Ziyang Peach, Mingshan Dates, Yangguan Grape, Watermelon of Murmurous Flesh, Bailan Melon, Huanghemi Melon, apple-pear, apple

Local Highlights: Qinqiang Drama, handcraft carpet

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