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Wuzhong

seeningxia.com | Updated: June 29, 2021

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Wuzhong city has a long history of more than 2,200 years, and has been home to Yellow River culture, Western Xia culture and Red culture. [Photo/wuzhong.gov.cn]

Wuzhong city lies in central Ningxia, on the banks of the Yellow River. It is the main site of the Yellow River's irrigation infrastructure. 

It administrates five counties covering an area of 21,400 square kilometers, with a total permanent resident population of 1.42 million people from 28 ethnic groups, including Han, Hui and Man. Wuzhong has won a number of honorary titles such as National Green Model City and national demonstration city for national solidarity. 

The city has a long history of more than 2,200 years, and has been home to Yellow River culture, Western Xia culture and Red culture. It contains a stretch of ancient Great Wall, ancient canals of the Qin and Han dynasties, 108 towers and many other cultural relics. 

Wuzhong is known for its significant regional advantages. It has been an important hub on the Silk Road since ancient times. Even today, Wuzhong is a key city on the New Silk Road Economic Belt as well as a commercial city on the new continental bridge. Wuzhong has convenient transportation, with four railways and five expressways built across the city. The Wuzhong to Zhongwei intercity railway has been built up and put into operation. Wuzhong hub station on the Yinchuan-Xi'an High-speed Railway is under construction, 40 kilometers away from Yinchuan Hedong International Airport. 

Wuzhong is rich in natural resources. It has abundant mineral resources such as petroleum, natural gas and gypsum. With plenty of new energy resources such as wind and photovoltaics, Wuzhong is an important energy base in Ningxia. Its agricultural products, including organic goji berries, wine grapes and selenium-rich rice, are not only quality but also highly productive. Wuzhong is a national commodity food base, a dairy cow farming base, and a wine industry base. 

The city is pleasant to live in due to its beautiful environment. Wuzhong has mid-temperate continental arid climate, which means it is not too cold in the winter and not too hot in the summer. It possesses unique landscapes such as Haba Lake, Luoshan national nature reserve and Yellow River Grand Canyon. It has won many honorable titles, such as China Habitat Environment Example Prize and Top Tourist City of China.

It is also enjoying rapid economic development. Its yields of grain, grass, the livestock industry and wine grapes rank first among the five cities of Ningxia. Wuzhong is one of the "five golden milk sources" of Yili Group. Its modern textile industry, equipment manufacturing, new energy, new material and other industries are increasingly prosperous. Its tourism demonstration city is steadily pushing ahead. New business forms including e-commerce, health care, modern logistics and finance are developing well.