Shimian county seat
Location of Shimian County (red) within Ya'an City (yellow) and Sichuan
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||2,678 km2 (1,034 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Shimian County (Chinese: 石棉县; pinyin: Shímián Xiàn; literally: 'Asbestos county') is both the southernmost and westernmost county in the prefecture-level city of Ya'an, Sichuan Province, China. The county seat, Miancheng Subdistrict (棉城街道), and the neighboring town, Xinmian (新棉镇), are often together referred to as Shimian. As of the 2010 census, Shimian County has a population of 123,600. The G5 Beijing–Kunming Expressway now passes through Shimian along the route between Kunming and Chengdu.
The county is located at the eastern edge of the Hengduan Mountains and surrounds the Dadu River. The mountain ranges in Shimian County consist of the Daxue Mountains in the west, the Xiaoxiang Range to the southeast, and the Daxiang Range to the northeast.
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