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Lingui District

Lingui
临桂区
District
Coordinates:
Country People's Republic of China
Region Guangxi
Prefecture-level city Guilin
Township-level divisions 5 towns
4 townships
2 ethnic townships
County seat Lingui Town (临桂镇)
Area
 • Total 2,202 km2 (850 sq mi)
Elevation 162 m (531 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 450,000
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 541100

Lingui District (Chinese: 临桂区; pinyin: Línguì Qū) is a district administered by Guilin, Guangxi, China, and located midway between Guilin and Yangshuo. The district is mostly rural and hilly, marked by the same dramatic karst topography for which Guilin is famous. Tourist attractions include Snake World, Xiongsheng Tiger and Bear Village, and Crocodile Kingdom.

The district is also known as a center of luohan guo (Siraitia grosvenorii) production.

Olympic diver Li Ting is a native of Lingui County.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Administrative divisions 2
  • Footnotes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

The Shiji and Hanshu state that around 104 BCE, the Han first built fortifications west of the district of Lingui and established the province of Jiuquan (in modern-day Gansu) to facilitate a safe route to the lands of the northwest along the Silk Road.[1] As a result more and more envoys were sent through this territory to Anxi, Yancai, Lixuan, Tiaozhi, and Shendu.

Administrative divisions

The county administers 5 towns, 4 townships and 2 ethnic townships:[2]

Towns:

Townships:

Footnotes

  1. ^ Hill (2009), p. 64.
  2. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:临桂县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 

References

  • Hill, John E. (2009) Through the Jade Gate to Rome: A Study of the Silk Routes during the Later Han Dynasty, 1st to 2nd Centuries CE. BookSurge, Charleston, South Carolina. ISBN 978-1-4392-2134-1.

External links

  • Photos of Lingui scenery
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