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Shimian County

Shimian County
County
Shimian county seat
Shimian county seat
Coordinates: 29°13′35″N 102°21′37″E / 29.22639°N 102.36028°E / 29.22639; 102.36028
Country China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture Ya'an
Population (2010) 123,600
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Shimian County (Chinese: 石棉县; pinyin: Shímián Xiàn; literally: "Asbestos county") is the southernmost county in the prefecture-level city of Ya'an, Sichuan Province, China. The county seat, Miancheng Urban District (棉城街道), and the neighboring town, Xinmian (新棉镇), are often together referred to as Shimian.[1] As of the 2010 census, Shimian County boasts a population of 123,600.[2] The G5 Beijing–Kunming Expressway now passes through Shimian along the route between Kunming and Chengdu.[3]

The county is located at the eastern edge of the Hengduan Mountains and surrounds the Dadu River. The mountain ranges in Shimian County consist of the Daxue Mountains in the west, the Xiaoxiang Range to the southeast, and the Daxiang Range to the northeast.

Notable people

  • Lai Ning, a teenager celebrated as a martyr after his death fighting a wildfire.

References

  1. ^ Atlas of China. Beijing, China: SinoMaps Press. 2006. ISBN 9787503141782. 
  2. ^ "Shímián Xiàn". City Population. Thomas Brinkhoff. Retrieved 11 September 2017. 
  3. ^ China Highway Atlas. Beijing, China: China Communications Press. 2014. ISBN 9787114060656.