Qu County

Qu County

Location of Qu within Sichuan (China).png
Coordinates: 30°50′13″N106°58′23″E / 30.837°N 106.973°E / 30.837; 106.973Coordinates: 30°50′13″N106°58′23″E / 30.837°N 106.973°E / 30.837; 106.973
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture-level city Dazhou
 • Total 2,013 km2 (777 sq mi)
 (2002)[citation needed]
 • Total 1,330,000
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code

Qu County or Quxian (simplified Chinese: 渠县; traditional Chinese: 渠縣; pinyin: Qú Xiàn) is a county in the northeast of Sichuan Province, China. It is the westernmost county-level division of the prefecture-level city of Dazhou.

History [ edit ]

Formerly known as Dangqu (宕渠), the county is best known for historic monuments. Namely, a partially preserved mausoleum complex, featuring gate towers, or que, belonging to the Shen () family, which dates back to the Han Dynasty.[1][2]

From 2014 to 2018, the Han dynasty site of Chengba (城坝遗址) near Tuxi in Qu county was excavated. A number of eave tiles with Chinese characters "dangqu" (宕渠) have been found, leading archaeologists to believe that this was the site of the Han dynasty city of Dangqu.[3]

Climate [ edit ]

Qu County has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa).

Notes [ edit ]

  1. ^ Victor Segalen, "Chine. La grande statuaire", and "Les origines de la statuaire en Chine", p. 46 sq
  2. ^ 沈府君阙
  3. ^ "Significant achievements from archaeological excavation of Chengba site in Sichuan Province". Chinese Archaeology. 2 January 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  4. ^ 中国地面气候标准值月值(1981-2010) (in Chinese). China Meteorological Data Service Center. Retrieved 20 October 2018.

What is this?