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Geographical Location
Geographical Location Gansu is an important province in northwest China. Being abbreviated as “Gan” or “Long”, it is situated as geographical center, on the middle and upper reaches of the Yellow River and the Yangtze River, and at the juncture of th
Natural Resources
Land Resources Gansu has rich land resources. Its total Land area is about 454,000 square kilometers, 2.3 hectares per capita. About 381 million mu (22.07 million hectares) of which is cultivated land, 14 million mu (0.93 million hectares) land ha
Administrative Division
Under the provincial administration, there are 12 prefecture level cities of Lanzhou, Tianshui, Baiying, Jinchang, Jiayuguan, Qingyang, Pingliang, Zhangye, Jiuquan, Dingxi and Longnan, two autonomous prefectures of Linxia and gannan, 4 county level cit
Population and Nationalities
Gansu has been a multi-ethnic province since ancient times. 54 nationalities have inhabited here. Among its total population of 26.0334 million, the minority population takes up 2.199 million. Hui nationality is the largest in all the minority national
History and Culture
Gansu has the organizational system of province for more than 700 years, which of the county is even earlier than that of the province and has already had a history of 2,200 years since the Spring and Autumn Period. The name of Gansu came from the firs
Economic Development
Since China’s implementation of reform and opening up to the outside world, Gansu has made a sustained, rapid and healthy development of economy. Its industrial structure has become rational day-by-day and the economic benefits have been raised continuo
Infrastructure Construction
Gansu has a comparatively complete infrastructure. From 2000 to 2003, the province had invested 86.255 billion yuan is its infrastructure construction. Highway traffic mileage is up to 40,000 kilometers, including 1,000 kilometers of express highway.
Social Undertakings
Gansu has 582 scientific research institutions and 437,800 professionals and technicians of various fields. The province also has many state key laboratories and institutions of science, technology and education with strong research capacity, high-leve