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|• Pinyin||Zǐtóng Xiàn|
Location of Zitong within Sichuan, China
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
It has an area of 1438 square kilometers, and a population of 380,000 in 2002. It is 172 kilometers from Chengdu, and 49 kilometers from Mianyang, and is regarded as a pearl on the economic development golden line in Sichuan.
The county has a long history and stunning scenery. It was made a county as early as B.C. 285, in Qin Dynasty.
Zitong has three historical sites listed in the official list of Chinese national historic sites.:
Also the Qiqushan Temple, who is since 1996 on the official list of Chinese national historical sites was partly destroyed by the earthquake.
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