Ansai District

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Skyline of Ansai
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shaanxi
Prefecture-level city Yan'an
Seat Zhenwudong Subdistrict (真武洞街道)
Time zone China standard time (UTC+8)

Ansai (Chinese: 安塞; pinyin: Ānsài) is a district of the city of Yan'an, Shaanxi province, China. It has a total area of 2,950 km2 (1,140 sq mi) and a population of 1.5 million people. It has an average elevation of 1,200 meters, which is typical for the Loess Plateau. Its postal code is 717400.

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Ansai is a traditionally agricultural district where vegetables, livestock, apples, apricots are produced. In recent years, petroleum and natural gas extraction have become an important industry.


Ansai's cultural heritage includes typical Shanbei folk art. There is a tradition of paper-cutting, the painting of farmers, clay crafts, waist drums and folk songs. Ansai's drum music has long been famous. A large number of folk art items are stored in the district office.

Ansai is part of the Chinese Communists base in northern Shaanxi, with several schools in the south suburb of Yan'an.

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Coordinates: 36°58′25″N 109°11′45″E / 36.9736°N 109.1958°E / 36.9736; 109.1958