Zouping County

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Zouping County
邹平县
County
Zouping is located in Shandong
Zouping
Zouping
Location in Shandong
Coordinates: 36°52′N 117°45′E / 36.867°N 117.750°E / 36.867; 117.750Coordinates: 36°52′N 117°45′E / 36.867°N 117.750°E / 36.867; 117.750
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shandong
Prefecture-level city Binzhou
Elevation 40 m (132 ft)
Population
 • Total 684,079 (1,999)[1]
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website www.zouping.gov.cn

Zouping County (simplified Chinese: 邹平县; traditional Chinese: 鄒平縣; pinyin: Zōupíng Xiàn) is a county of Shandong province.

Geography[edit]

The county is located on the northern edge of the mountainous central portion of the province. It is under the administration of Binzhou City, but is only 28 kilometres (17 mi) west of downtown Zibo.

Economy[edit]

Zouping County is one of the richest counties in the country.[2] Its economic prosperity has depended on the development of the aluminum industry.[2]

The Qixing Group and Hongqiao Group, two large players in the aluminum production industry and pillars of local industry are based in the county.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Population Statistics Materials by County and City - 1999 Period, in China County & City Population 1999, Harvard China Historical GIS
  2. ^ a b c Tang, Frank (April 23, 2017). "The county at the centre of a Chinese debt crisis". South China Morning Post.