Li County, Sichuan

Li County or Lixian (simplified Chinese: 理县; traditional Chinese: 理縣; pinyin: Lǐ Xiàn; Tibetan: ལིས་རྫོང་།, Wylie: lis rdzong, ZYPY: Li Zong; Qiang: pauɕuq) is a county in Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China. China National Highway G317 and the Zagunao River run through the whole territory.[2]

Li County

理县 · ལིས་རྫོང་།
Li County (red) in Ngawa Prefecture (yellow) and Sichuan province
Li County (red) in Ngawa Prefecture (yellow) and Sichuan province
Lixian is located in Sichuan
Lixian
Lixian
Location of the seat in Sichuan
Coordinates (Li County government): 31°26′09″N 103°09′48″E / 31.4358°N 103.1633°E / 31.4358; 103.1633Coordinates: 31°26′09″N 103°09′48″E / 31.4358°N 103.1633°E / 31.4358; 103.1633
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceSichuan
Autonomous prefectureNgawa
Area
 • Total4,318 km2 (1,667 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total43,375
 • Density10/km2 (26/sq mi)
 • Major nationalities
Tibetan - 53.43%
Qiang - 33.50%
Han - 12.46%
Hui - 0.41%
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Websitehttps://www.ablixian.gov.cn/lxrmzf/index.shtml

On May 12, 2008, the area was affected by the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

GeographyEdit

Li County is located from 30°54′43″N 102°32′46″E / 30.91194°N 102.54611°E / 30.91194; 102.54611 (30.911944°, 102.546111°) to 31°12′12″N 103°30′30″E / 31.20333°N 103.50833°E / 31.20333; 103.50833 (31.203333°, 103.508333°).[2]

Administrative divisionsEdit

Li County oversees 6 towns and 6 townships.[3][4]^ The county government is seated in the town of Zagunao [zh].[5]

The county's 6 towns are Zagunao, Miyaluo [zh], Gu'ergou [zh], Xuecheng [zh], Putou [zh], and Taoping [zh].[3]

The county's 6 townships are Jiabi Township [zh], Ganbao Township [zh], Puxi Township [zh], Shangmeng Township [zh], Xiameng Township [zh], and Tonghua Township [zh].[3][4]

DemographicsEdit

As of 2018, Li County had a registered population of 43,375.[1] 11,706 of the county's population, or 27%, is urbanized.[1]

The county had a population of 42,494 in 1999.[6]

Ethnic groupsEdit

Li County Ethnic Composition (2018)[1]
Ethnicity Population Percentage
Tibetan 23,175 53.43%
Qiang 14,531 33.50%
Han 5,405 12.46%
Hui 179 0.41%
Other 85 0.20%

ClimateEdit

TransportEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d 人口民族. Li County People's Government (in Chinese). 2019-11-27. Archived from the original on 2020-07-06. Retrieved 2020-07-06.
  2. ^ a b abazhou.gov.cn Archived 2008-05-01 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b c 2019年统计用区划代码. www.stats.gov.cn (in Chinese). 2019. Archived from the original on 2020-07-06. Retrieved 2020-07-06.
  4. ^ a b 四川省人民政府关于同意阿坝州调整马尔康市等10个县(市)部分乡镇行政区划的批复(川府民政〔2019〕22号). sc.gov.cn (in Chinese). 2019-12-20. Archived from the original on 2020-07-06. Retrieved 2020-07-06.
  5. ^ a b 理县概况地图. xzqh.org (in Chinese). 2015-12-17. Archived from the original on 2017-09-21. Retrieved 2020-07-06.
  6. ^ (in English) National Population Statistics Materials by County and City - 1999 Period, in China County & City Population 1999, Harvard China Historical GIS
  7. ^ 中国地面气候标准值月值(1981-2010) (in Chinese). China Meteorological Data Service Center. Retrieved 20 October 2018.

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