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Ren Zhenhe: the Mayor
Factfile
Located in the south of Hubei, known as "the South Gate of Hubei", Xianning has great renown for “Chibi old haunt of the Three Kingdoms, inland nuclear power city”, which has great advantages of its "mountain", "water" "geography","location","culture","scenery","energy"and the trend of development. Xianning is a suitable place to do ...[more]
location
Xianning City, attached to Hubei Province, known as “the southern gateway to Hubei”, is famous for sweet-scented os... [more]
Administrative divisions
Lying in the southeast of Hubei Province, along the south bank of the Yangtze River, and at the junction of Hunan, Hu... [more]
History
 Despite the late administrative construction of Xianning (prefecture-level city), the counties and urban districts under its administration all have a long history. The territory of today’s Xianning belonged to Jing Chu in the Xia and Shang Dynasties ( about 2200-1100 BC), Nan County in the Qin Dynasty(221-206 BC ), [more]
Land and mineral resources of Xianning City
http://English.xianning.gov.cn 06-06-21
 

  Xianning locates in the transitive zone from Mufu mountains to the Jianghan Plain. Topographically, it's high in the southeast and low in the northwest, containing mountain land, hilly areas, upland field and plains, featured by highlands in its majority with limited water resources and farmlands. Xianning covers a total land area of 9,861 km2, of which the arable land area is 2.917 million mus (1 acre = 6.07 mus), per capita arable land area is 1.05 mus (statistical data is 0.79 mus), lower than the national level 1.55 mus per capita and 1.25 mus per capita of Hubei Province. Large population and little land which result in contradictions between people and land is the reality of Xianning. Therefore, making good use of land especially protecting the arable land seems particularly important.

  The mineral resources of Xianning is mainly nonmetallic minerals, followed by metal minerals, then the energy minerals and moisture minerals. Herein the city, 37 kinds of minerals have been found, of which 18 kinds have been identified resource reserves, including 2 kinds of energy minerals, 8 kinds of metal minerals, 7 kinds of nonmetallic minerals and 1 kind of mineral water. The reserves of 11 kinds of mineral resources in the city have ranked in the top 5 of Hubei Province. Among them, the reserves of magnesium, antimony, monazite, tantalum and geothermal rank first in the province. gold, niobium,dolomite rank the second largest, and coal, manganese and vanadium rank the fourth.


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