Weinan

2017-05-04 11:43:23 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province

Official Website: http://www.weinan.gov.cn/

The name "Weinan" describes the location of the city as "the south bank of theWei River", although despite the name, the majority of the city area lies north of the Wei River.

Weinan is situated in the east of Shaanxi Province, separated from Shanxi and Henan provinces by the Yellow River. It is bordered by Xi’an and Xianyang in the west, and Yan'an and Tongchuan in the north. The area spans for 182.3 kilometers from the north to south, and 149.7 kilometers from west to east. Playing an important role in the new land bridge of Asia and Europe, it is also considered as the “east gate” of Shaanxi province as well as the gate for the west provinces to enter into the middle and eastern regions of China. With the administrative division of 1 district (Linwei), 8 counties (Huaxian, Tongguan, Dali, Pucheng, Chengcheng, Baishui, Heyang, Fuping), 2 county-level cities (Huayin, Hancheng), 195 townships and 3237 administrative villages, it has a population of 5,430,000, within it there are 2,510,000 agricultural labors out of 3,890.000 agricultural population, and covers an area of 13,000 square kilometers, in which 8,730,000 mus are the cultivated land, about 2 mus for each person.

As a significant area between the ancient Chinese capitalXi'anandLuoyang, Weinan has a long history.

The ancientDali Manlived in the modern area of Weinan. The Xiagui county was settled in the year of 668 BC by the state ofQin. Weinan got its name in the year of 360 by theFormer Qinregime. In theTang Dynasty, 10emperorswere buried in Weinan after their death. On the morning of 23 January 1556,the deadliest earthquake on recordwith its epicenter inHuaxiankilled approximately 830,000 people, destroying an 840 kilometre-wide (520mi) area. The Weinan prefecture-level city was established in 1995, in replacement of the Weinan prefecture. Due to the construction of theSanmenxia Dam, the economy of the city was restricted to agricultural sections and therefore the development level of the city is much lower than other cities in the province. The city developed rapidly after economic reform in China. The east part ofGuanzhong Plainnow belongs to the city, making Weinan the second most populated city in the Shaanxi province, after the capital Xi'an.

Weinan owns splendid mountains and rivers, superior natural conditions and abundant agricultural resources. The climate belongs to the monsoon one of semi-humid and semi-arid. Meanwhile, it also enjoys four distinct seasons, plentiful sunshine, favorable temperatures, and enough rainfall. With flat topography, and fertile soil, it’s very suitable for the development of agriculture, forestry, and animal husbandry. The city has more than 10 kinds of animal in captivity, some of them won the fame of great quality, such as the qinchuan cattle, the guanzhong donkey and milk goats. Besides, there are also more than 80 kinds of crops and forestry, particularly like wheat, corn, beans, cotton, rapeseed, peanuts, apples, crisp pears, vegetables, tobacco, pepper and watermelon.

Weinan is one of the major agricultural producing areas and production bases in Shaanxi even for the entire country, and it is known as "Shaanxi granary" and "Shaanxi Cotton Warehouse”. The output of the major agricultural products like grain, oilseeds, fruit, big livestock, poultry, and eggs accounts for 1/5-1/7 of the province's total contribution. For cotton acreage, it accounts for 4/5 coverage of the province planting land. For the acreage and output of apple, it respectively accounts for 1/5 and 1/4. Seven national commodity grain county bases (Pucheng, Fuping, Linwei, Heyang, Chengcheng, Dali, Hancheng), four state-level high-quality cotton county bases (Dali, clinical Wei, Pucheng, China County), eight state-level high-quality wheat county bases (Pucheng, Fuping, Linwei, Heyang, Chengcheng, Dali, Hancheng, Huaxian),three national dairy goat county bases (Linwei, Dali, FuPing), three national commodity fish county bases (Dali, Heyang, Huayin), and six provincial-level high-quality apple county bases(Baishui, Chengcheng, Pucheng, HeYang, Fuping, Hancheng) had been successively established here.

Weinan witnesses a long history, especially rich in tourism resources. The tourist spots such as the dangerous but breathtaking Huashan mountain, the magnificent imperial tombs of the Tang Dynasty, the history saint Simaqian, the calligraphy saint Cangjie, the wine saint Dukang and the largest wetland Qiachuan tourist scenic spot along the Yellow River are very famous. With a convenient transportation system which is the connection hub of the North, Northwest and Southwest of China., Weinan is regarded as “arteries of Shaanxi, and thoroughfare for provinces” The whole region has realized the full establishment of the railway in every county, highway in every village, as well as the advanced postal communications.

Depending on the first-class investment environment and the opening-up policy, Weinan will achieve an extraordinary progress in the future.