Qianling Mausoleum complex
Qian County in Xianyang
Xianyang in Shaanxi
|Coordinates (Qian County government): Coordinates:|
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|o Total||1,002.71 km2 (387.15 sq mi)|
|o Density||620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China standard time)|
Qian County is divided into 1 subdistrict and 15 towns, which are further divided into 173 administrative villages. The county's administrative officers are located in Chengguan Subdistrict.
|Zoning Code||English Name||Hanzi||Pinyin||Administrative Villages|
|610424001000||Chengguan Subdistrict||?||Chénggu?n Ji?dào||28|
|610424101000||Xuelu Town||Xu?lù Zhèn||14|
|610424102000||Liangcun Town||Liángc?n Zhèn||13|
|610424103000||Linping Town||Línpíng Zhèn||14|
|610424104000||Jiangcun Town||Ji?ngc?n Zhèn||8|
|610424105000||Wangcun Town||Wángc?n Zhèn||8|
|610424106000||Malian Town||M?lián Zhèn||8|
|610424107000||Yangyu Town||Yángyù Zhèn||11|
|610424108000||Fengyang Town||F?ngyáng Zhèn||7|
|610424109000||Zhugan Town||Zhùg?n Zhèn||9|
|610424110000||Lingyuan Town||Língyuán Zhèn||7|
|610424111000||Yanghong Town||Yánghóng Zhèn||8|
|610424112000||Liangshan Town||Liángsh?n Zhèn||10|
|610424113000||Zhuocheng Town||Zh?uchéng Zhèn||7|
|610424114000||Xinyang Town||X?nyáng Zhèn||8|
|610424115000||Dayang Town||Dàyáng Zhèn||13|
The county is bordered by Liquan County to the east, Xingping City and Wugong County to the south, Fufeng County to the west, Yongshou County to the north and west, and Linyou County to the west. The northern portion of Qian County is higher in altitude than the southern portion.
Qian County has an average annual precipitation of 539 mm, and an average annual temperature of 12.6 °C.
Qianling County's history can be traced as far back as the Neolithic Age, due to two archaeological studies which uncovered the ruins of Neolithic settlements. These digs uncovered a variety of human tools, such as stone axes and pottery. The uncovered village ruins sat at the confluence of two rivers, and exhibited evidence which suggests that these villagers were well-versed in both agriculture and animal husbandry.
The county came under control of the People's Republic of China in 1949, and was incorporated as part of the Shaan-Gan-Ning Border Region until its dissolution one year later. The area's jurisdiction would be further altered in 1956, 1959, 1961, 1968, and 1984.
The county recorded a GDP of 17.16 billion Renminbi, a 0.9% increase from the previous year. The average annual disposable income for urban residents was 35,485 Renminbi in 2019, and was 12,114 Renminbi for rural residents, an annual growth of 8.5% and 9.4%, respectively.