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Gansu Province
甘肃省
Province
Name transcription(s)
 • Cheenese 甘肃省 (Gānsù Shěng)
 • Abbreviation 甘 or 陇/隴 (pinyin: Gān or Lǒng)
Map shawin the location o Gansu Province
Map shawin the location o Gansu Province
Named for 甘 gān - Ganzhou Destrict, Zhangye
肃 sù - Suzhou Destrict, Jiuquan
Caipital
(an lairgest ceety)
Lanzhou
Divisions 14 prefecturs, 86 coonties, 1344 tounships
Govrenment
 • Secretar Lu Hao
 • Govrenor Liu Weiping
Aurie
 • Total 454,000 km2 (175,000 sq mi)
Aurie rank 7th
Population (2010)
 • Tot 25,575,254
 • Rank 22nd
 • Density 56/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Density rank 27th
Demographics
 • Ethnic composeetion Han - 91%
Hui - 5%
Dongxiang - 2%
Tibetan - 2%
ISO 3166 code CN-62
GDP (2010) CNY 411.9 billion
US$ 60.8 billion (27th)
 • per capita CNY 16,113
US$ 2,380 (29th)
HDI (2008) 0.705 (medium) (29th)
Wabsteid http://www.gansu.gov.cn
(Simplified Chinese)

About this sound Gansu  (simplifeed Cheenese: ; traditeeonal Cheenese: ; pinyin: Gānsù; Wade–Giles: Kan-su, Kansu, Kan-suh) is a province locatit in the northwast o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae.

It lees atween the Tibetan an Huangtu plateaus, an borders Mongolie, Inner Mongolie, an Ningxia tae the north, Xinjiang an Qinghai tae the wast, Sichuan tae the sooth, an Shaanxi tae the east. The Yellow River passes through the soothren pairt o the province.

Gansu haes a population o 26 million (2009) an haes a lairge concentration o Hui Cheenese, an the historical hame, alang wi Shaanxi o the dialect o the Dungans, who are Hui who migratit tae Central Asie. The soothwastren corner o Gansu is hame tae a lairge Tibetan population. The caipital is Lanzhou, locatit in the sootheast pairt o the province. Gansu is abbreviatit as "甘" (Gān) or "陇" (Lǒng), an is anaw kent as Lang Wast or Lang Richt, in reference tae the Lang Muntain east o Gansu.

Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

There are fowerteen admeenistrative auries in Gansu immediately belaw the province level:

Map # Name Admeenistrative Seat Hanzi
Hanyu Pinyin
Population (2010)
Gansu prfc map.png
Prefectur-level ceety
1 Jiuquan Suzhou Destrict 酒泉市
Jiǔquán Shì
1,095,947
2 Jiayuguan Jiayuguan 嘉峪关市
Jiāyùguān Shì
231,853
3 Zhangye Ganzhou Destrict 张掖市
Zhāngyè Shì
1,199,515
4 Jinchang Jinchuan Destrict 金昌市
Jīnchāng Shì
464,050
5 Wuwei Liangzhou Destrict 武威市
Wǔwēi Shì
1,815,054
6 Baiyin Baiyin Destrict 白银市
Báiyín Shì
1,708,751
7 Lanzhou Chengguan Destrict 兰州市
Lánzhōu Shì
3,616,163
10 Dingxi Anding Destrict 定西市
Dìngxī Shì
2,698,622
11 Longnan Wudu Destrict 陇南市
Lǒngnán Shì
2,567,718
12 Tianshui Qinzhou Destrict 天水市
Tiānshuǐ Shì
3,262,548
13 Pingliang Kongtong Destrict 平凉市
Píngliàng Shì
2,068,033
14 Qingyang Xifeng Destrict 庆阳市
Qìngyáng Shì
2,211,191
Autonomous prefecture
8 Linxia (Hui) Prefectur Linxia 临夏回族自治州
Línxià Huízú Zìzhìzhōu
1,946,677
9 Gannan (Tibetan) Prefectur Hezuo 甘南藏族自治州
Gānnán Zāngzú Zìzhìzhōu
689,132

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