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Lanzhou (兰州) is the capital of the Gansu province in China.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Demographics
4 Economy
5 Transportation
6 Places of Interest
7 Culture
8 Colleges and universities
9 External Links


Lanzhou was once called the Golden City. Located in the Hexi Corridor, or "Corridor West of the Yellow River", in which early Chinese civilization began, it has a history of over 2,000 years.

Lanzhou was founded in the Qin Dynasty.

During Han Dynasty, it became a major stop on the ancient Silk Road. To protect the city, the Great Wall was extended as far as Yumen.

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After the fall of Han Dynasty, Lanzhou became capital of a succession of tribal states. Mixed with different cultural herritage, area at present-day Gansu province, from the 5th to the 11th century, became a center for Buddhist study. ,



Semi-dry climate in the temperate zone.

Neighboring Provinces and Autonomous Regions



Natural Resouces


Gansu has one of the largest
oil refineries in the country and the center of China's atomic energy industry.



Lanzhou is a rail, highway, and air hub and the junction point to remote
Xinjiang in extreme NW China. see also: Trolleybus

Places of Interest

(under construction)


Colleges and universities

External Links