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Daying County

Location of Daying County (pink) within Suining City (yellow) and Sichuan
Location of Daying County (pink) within Suining City (yellow) and Sichuan
Daying is located in Sichuan
Location of the county town in Sichuan
Coordinates: 30°36′N 105°14′E / 30.600°N 105.233°E / 30.600; 105.233
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture-level city Suining
County seat Penglai (蓬莱镇)
 • Total 703 km2 (271 sq mi)
Elevation 305 m (1,001 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 520,000
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Daying County (simplified Chinese: 大英县; traditional Chinese: 大英縣; pinyin: Dàyīng Xiàn) is a county of Sichuan province, China, under the administration of Suining City and in the central part of the Sichuan Basin. In 2002, it had a population of 520,000 residing in an area of 703 km2 (271 sq mi). Daying is remarkable for being the home of the "Chinese Dead Sea", a tourist attraction that is based on a salt lake with 9 times the salinity of the ocean and which constitutes the largest indoor water park in China. The G42 Shanghai–Chengdu Expressway and Dazhou–Chengdu Railway (达成铁路) traverses east–west through the entire length of the county.


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