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Zhenxiong County
镇雄县
County
Location of Zhenxiong County (pink) in Zhaotong City (yellow) and Yunnan
Location of Zhenxiong County (pink) in Zhaotong City (yellow) and Yunnan
Location of the county seat in Yunnan

Coordinates: 27°27′N 104°52′E / 27.450°N 104.867°E / 27.450; 104.867{{#coordinates:27|27|N|104|52|E|type:city(1260000)_region:CN|| | |name=

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Country People's Republic of China
Province Yunnan
Prefecture-level city Zhaotong
Township-level divisions 16 towns
10 townships
2 ethnic townships
County seat Wufeng (乌峰镇)
Area
 • Total 3,785 km2 (1,461 sq mi)
Elevation 1,684 m (5,525 ft)
Population
 • Total 1,260,000
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 657200
Area code(s) 0870
Website http://www.zx.gov.cn/

Zhenxiong County (simplified Chinese: 镇雄县; traditional Chinese: 鎮雄縣; pinyin: Zhènxióng Xiàn) is a county in the northeast of Yunnan province, China, under the administration of Zhaotong City and bordering Guizhou and Sichuan.

Geography

Zhengxiong County is located in the northeast of Yunnan, with an area of Script error: No such module "convert".. latitude ranging from 27° 17' to 27° 50' N and longitude 104° 18' to 105° 19' E, and has a maximum north-south extent of Script error: No such module "convert". and a maximum east-west width of Script error: No such module "convert". It borders Xuyong County (Sichuan) to the east across the Chishui River, Hezhang County (Guizhou) to the south, Yiliang County to the west, and Weixin County to the north. The village of Delong (德隆村) in Potou Township (坡头乡) is located near the triple intersection point of the three provinces, and is so nicknamed the "fowl cry of the three provinces" (鸡鸣三省). By road, the prefectural seat of Zhaotong is Script error: No such module "convert". to the west, Kunming is Script error: No such module "convert". to the southwest, Guiyang is Script error: No such module "convert". to the southeast, Chongqing is Script error: No such module "convert". to the northeast, and Chengdu Script error: No such module "convert". to the north-northwest.

Zhenxiong is located amongst the northern slopes of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, with elevations increasing from northeast to southwest, although the central and southern areas are more level. Elevations range from Script error: No such module "convert". at Mount Jiayao (戛么山), in the village of Maiche (麦车村), An'er Township (安尔乡), down to Script error: No such module "convert". in the village of Tongping (桐坪村), Luokan Town (罗坎镇). Most of the county has a subtropical highland climate; the annual mean is Script error: No such module "convert"., sunshine totals 1,341 hours annually, the frost-free period is 218.6 days, and annual precipitation averages Script error: No such module "convert"..

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Light green -Yi. Blue - miao.

Economy

Zhenxiong possesses rich mineral resources (in total 30 species), including coal, pyrite, marble, and cryolite. Among them, coal and pyrite have a very wide distribution with richer reserves. The prospective reserves and industrial reserves of coal are 7.4 million tons and 4.517 million tons, respectively. The former accounts for 28.01% of provincial output, and the latter is about 17.1%.

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