Qilihe District (Chinese: 七里河区; pinyin: Qīlǐhé Qū) is one of 5 districts of the prefecture-level city of Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu Province, Northwest China. It is one of 17 administrative districts of Gansu.


In Qilihe District, a Mosque in the background.
In Qilihe District, a Mosque in the background.
Location in Lanzhou
Location in Lanzhou
Lanzhou in Gansu
Lanzhou in Gansu
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityLanzhou
 • Total397 km2 (153 sq mi)
 (2010 Census)
 • Total561,020
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Qilihe District is located entirely on the southern bank of the Yellow River, and includes part of Lanzhou's main urban area, which stretches for tens of kilometers along the river. In the east, it borders on Chengguan District (which includes the downtown Lanzhou), and in the west, on Xigu District. The district also includes some sparsely populated arid highlands south of the river, stretching for several tens of kilometers up to the border of the Dingxi prefecture-level city.

Mother River sculpture in Qilihe District


Yintan Bridge, linking Qilihe to Anning District.
Lanzhou West Railway Station

Lanzhou's biggest railway station, Lanzhou West railway station is located in Qilihe district. G212 starts in Qilihe and G109 passes through Qilihe, G75 Lanzhou–Haikou Expressway begins in Qilihe District. Long distance buses depart from Lanzhou West Bus Station.


The district's sights include the waterfront Xihu Park (西湖公园), with a good view of the Yellow River and the well-known "Mother River" statue, symbolizing the role of the Yellow River for Chinese civilization. The monument is considered the symbol of Lanzhou.[1] Gansu Provincial Museum is near the centre of Qilihe district. An amusement park is located in the northwest of Qilihe.[2] Lanzhou's sole aquarium and Lanzhou Workers' Palace of Culture are also located in the district.


Lanzhou University of Technology new campus

Both of Lanzhou University of Technology's campuses are in Qilihe District


  • Lanzhou General Military Hospital
  • Gansu Chinese Medicine Hospital
  • Lanshi Hospital
  • First People's Hospital of Lanzhou

Administrative divisionsEdit

  • Xiyuan Subdistrict
  • Xihu Subdistrict
  • Jianlan Road Subdistrict
  • Dunhuang Road Subdistrict
  • Xizhan Subdistrict
  • Yanjiaping Subdistrict
  • Gongjiawan Subdistrict
  • Tumendun Subdistrict
  • Xiuchuan Subdistrict
  • A'gan Town
  • Bali Town
  • Pengjiaping Town
  • Weiling Township
  • Huangyu Township


See alsoEdit