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  Gansu on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Gansu is bordered by the Republic of Mongolia on the north.
Gansu's mineral resources include coal, copper, gold, nickel, zinc, and large deposits of iron ore and oil; two important oil fields are in the province.
In 1979 this decision was reversed, and Gansu was restored to its former size.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/G/Gansu.asp   (667 words)

Geography: Gansu lies at the juncture of three highlands: Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, Inner-Mongolia Plateau and Huangtu Plateau, and is bounded on the east by Shanxi, on the west by Xinjiang, on the south by Sichuan, on the north by Inner-Mongolia, Ningxia and Mongolia.
Gansu has large land resources as well, but the percentage of utilizable land is low, the proportion of cultivated land is small and the capacity of the land is low.
According to the fourth national census, Gansu's population had become an adult population and the total dependency ratio declined from 73.19% in 1964 (with the ratio of children being 69.61% and of the elderly 3.59%) to 47.14% (with the ratio of children being 41.16% and of the elderly 5.98%).
www.unescap.org /esid/psis/population/database/chinadata/gansu.htm   (2622 words)

 Gansu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gansu is the acronym first used in Song Dynasty, China, of two Sui and Tang Dynasties prefectures (州): Gan (around Zhangyi) and Su (around Jiuquan).
Gansu is known as a source for wild medicinal herbs which are used in Chinese medicine.
Gansu province is second place in China for most medicinal plants and herbs, including some odd ones like hairy asiabell root, fritillary bulb, and Chinese caterpillar fungus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gansu   (1358 words)

 Encyclopedia article: Gansu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
It lies between Qingzang, Inner Mongolia (An autonomous region of northeastern China that was annexed by the Manchu rulers in 1635 and became an integral part of China in 1911), and the Huangtu Plateaus, and borders Mongolia (A landlocked socialist republic in central Asia) to the north.
Gansu is known as a source for wild medicinal herbs which are used in Chinese medicine (additional info and facts about Chinese medicine).
However, most of Gansu's economy is based on mining (The act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth) and the extraction of minerals (Solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition), especially rare earth elements (additional info and facts about rare earth elements).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/ga/gansu.htm   (1782 words)

 Western China - china.org.cn
Gansu features a land area of 455,000 square kilometers, including 3.53 million hectares of cultivated land or 0.14 hectare per capita, 16.64 million hectares of grassland, and 4.26 million hectares of forests with a standing timber reserve of 200 million cubic meters.
The water resources in Gansu are mainly distributed in nine river systems in the Yellow, Yangtze, and inland river drainage basins with an annual discharge of 61.4 billion cubic meters and a combined hydropower potential of 17.24 million kw.
Gansu is inhabited by 20,515,000 Han people and 2,275,900 people of ethnic minority groups, who make up 91.7 percent and 8.3 percent of the province’s population respectively.
www.china.org.cn /e-xibu/2JI/3JI/gansu/guansu-ban.htm   (2316 words)

 CNTO - China National Tourist Office
Gansu covers an area of 175,289 square mile with a population of 24 million.
Gansu Provincial Museum, in Qilihe District, Lanzhou was opened in early 1956.
The most prized objects in the museum are the bronze galloping horses, unearthed in the Eastern Han Tomb in the Lejtai Temple in Wuwei City, and a gold coffin of Sarira in the Dayun Temple of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
www.cnto.org /silkroad-gansu.asp   (1755 words)

 Research Site
Gansu is characterized both by high rates of poverty and by varying poverty conditions in flat, hilly and remote mountainous sites.
In Gansu, 2.67% of the population have graduated from university; 9.86% have had schooling up to high school graduation, 23.92% have graduated from middle school; and 36.91% have completed primary school.
The Hexi or Gansu Corridor that extends along the length of Gansu from southeast to northwest and is part of the historic Silk Road.
www.ssc.upenn.edu /china/gscf/research_site.htm   (718 words)

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The Gansu Provincial Study conducted by the Bank Group in 19851 concluded that irrigation development in Hexi Corridor would be a logical means of alleviating poverty and significantly reducing provincial food deficits.
The Government of China and Gansu Province have selected LIBOR-based US dollar single currency loan terms for the project in order to facilitate management of the foreign exchange risk of their borrowing by more closely matching the currency of their liabilities with their net trade flows, about 75 percent of which are US dollar denominated.
Gansu Provincial Government has designated Gansu Provincial Bureau of Water Resources (GBWR) as the "owner" of the project to be responsible for the cost recovery, repayment of Bank loan and credit, and the foreign exchange risk.
www-wds.worldbank.org /servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/1996/04/23/000009265_3961022110622/Rendered/INDEX/multi0page.txt   (15889 words)

 China in 1997 (14 Gansu)
Lanzhou, located at the southern end of the Gansu corridor was of enormous strategic value as the bolt of the silk road to the west.
Gansu province is a narrow corridor between two ranges of the Qilian mountains.
It was an obligatory passageway between the lush, green plains of the ancient Chinese lowlands to the east and the dry highlands that lead to Central Asia and Persia to the west.
berclo.net /page97/97en-china-14.html   (2245 words)

 Gansu Province travel guide - China travel guide, Gansu China travel services, Gansu tours
Gansu Province is located in the middle part of the Silk Road between Xinjiang Yygur autonomous Region and Shanxi Province in the Northwest China.
Gansu has always been a must along Silk Road, and an important thoroughfare of culture and trade between China and the west.
Gansu is reputed as the Golden Section along the road, and regarded as "The Hometown of Grotto Arts." The most popular ones are Mogao Grattoes, Maijiashan Grottoes and Bingling Si Grottoes.
www.chinaplanner.com /gansu   (374 words)

 Who Are We?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
GANSU, INC's mission is to provide eyecare, through Teaching and Surgery, for the underserved peoples of West China, specifically Gansu and Xinjiang Provinces.
GANSU, INC was founded in 1990, as a Christian charitable organization, by William C. Conrad, M.D., with a mission purpose to provide eye care, through surgery and teaching, to the underserved peoples of west China and Tibet, specifically Gansu Province, in China's northwest.
GANSU, INC has purchased a YAG laser which is utilized for treating any of these who require it.
www.gansuinc.org /Who.htm   (614 words)

 Gansu Province
Electricity -; The Liujiaxia(劉家峽)hydropower station in Gansu is one of the largest in China.
Gansu is an important base of oil refining and the petrochemical industry.
Central industrial region:  This is centred on Lanzhou, although the provincial capital is closer to the southern boundary than to the northern boundary of the province.
www.accci.com.au /keycity/gansu.htm   (1468 words)

 Encyclopedia: Gansu
Jiuquan (酒泉;) is a city with several hundredthousand inhabitants in the western part of the Chinese province Gansu.
Gansu is located in the northwest of China, bordering on Xinjiang, the country’s most westerly province.
Gansu stretches from the Yellow River in the north, through mountains and deserts to the edge of the Tibetan Plateau in the south.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Gansu   (1228 words)

 Gansu Province
Gansu’s total trade in 2001 rose 36.8 percent to $779 million, buoyed by annual import growth of 95.7 percent.
Gansu Communist Party Secretary Song Zhaosu rose through the political ranks of his native Henan, ultimately becoming vice governor in 1988 and deputy secretary of the Henan Communist Party from 1993 to 1998.
Gansu, GTECO says, is also in the process of improving its science and technology resources as well as its legal framework to improve its international competitiveness.
www.chinabusinessreview.com /public/0209/gansu.html   (1595 words)

 Country Profile:Gansu Province--People's Daily Online
Gansu has a temperate monsoon climate with the marked transitional characteristics of a continental climate.
The grassland in Gansu Province is the fifth biggest in China.
Gansu has more than 60 types of minerals, the best-known being nickel, copper, lead and zinc.
english.peopledaily.com.cn /data/province/gansu.html   (160 words)

 Gansu - China Tour - Travel to China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Gansu is the acronym first used in Song China, of two Sui and Tang ChinaTang prefectures (州;): Gan (around Zhangyi) and Su (around Jiuquan).
Gansu is 92% Han ChineseHan and also has Hui peopleHui, Tibetan, Dingxiang, Tu (ethnic group)Tu, Manchu, Yugar, Bonan, MongolsMongolian, Salar, and Kazakh minorities.
Within China, Gansu is known for its pulled noodles, and Chinese Islamic cuisineMuslim restaurants which feature authentic Gansu cusine are a common in most major Chinese cities.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Gansu   (1299 words)

 History - Gansu Province - Adventure to the Wild West of China
Gansu, one of the birthplaces of China's brilliant ancient culture, has a long history.
The other two Huang Di (Yellow Emperor) and Yan Di, who are regarded as the progenitors of the Chinese nation, were also born and lived there.The appearance of agriculture in the Jinghe and Weihe valleys more than 3,000 years ago ushered in the brilliant agricultural civilization in the Yellow River Basin.
It was through the Hexi Corridor in Gansu that Zhang Qian, envoy of the Western Han Dynasty, went to Central Asia and that Xuan Zang, a famous monk of the Tang Dynasty, traveled to India in search of Buddhist scriptures.
www.chinaplanner.com /westchina/gansu/history.htm   (296 words)

 Planet Ark : China's Gansu: Dusty Waste or Land of Opportunity?
That is because Beijing, alarmed at the rapid pace at which farmland was being turned into factories, last year introduced tough new limits on land use, one of a raft of measures that have dented industrial output in recent months.
Gansu, with its 26 million people, is one of the key fronts in Beijing's battle against a growing wealth gap that has seen incomes in booming coastal cities far surpass those in many other areas.
Still, it is a tough sell for Gansu, which must pit its sand dunes and expansive skies against the skyscrapers and neon lights that jazz up eastern cities like Shanghai.
www.planetark.com /dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/26895/story.htm   (834 words)

 Gansu Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Gansu is a long, thin strip of land that connects a loess plateau and the upper reaches of the Yellow River with the deserts of Xinjiang.
Much of the industry in Gansu is mining and processing of minerals and metals.
Gansu is the center of China's nuclear industry.
www.paulnoll.com /China/Provinces/Province-Gansu.html   (110 words)

 Single Planet: Gansu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
It is a pleasant pastoral scene, typical of the north Gansu plains: the snowy mountains to the south frame the horizon, and the vacant Tengger shamu to the north.
The rivers here do not run far, emptying into the desert, and for much of the year the water flows underground and needs to be pumped up to the surface for use.
My ten-year old son, Tom, is frustrated that dad gets to travel by train so often: the family come with me sometimes, but despite the excitement for the first hour, by the 36th hour, we are all bouncing off the walls.
singleplanet.blogs.com /single_planet/gansu   (3304 words)

 Gansu: My Home Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Gansu is on the upper part of the Yellow River (Huang He), with a corridor extending north and west between the northernmost part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau on the south, and the Gobi desert on the north.
One notable aspect of Gansu's ancient culture is that its dry climate has preserved many valuable paintings and manuscripts, including an entire library which had been sealed in a cave in western Gansu since 1035 AD.
The cuisine of Gansu is based on the staple crops grown there: wheat, barley, millet, beans, and sweet potatoes.
www.magma.ca /~mtooker/cities/gansu.htm   (379 words)

 Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China
Capital of Gansu province, China, on the Huang He River, 190 km/120 mi south of the Great Wall;; population (1999 est) 1,429,700.
The city is the centre of a major industrial area, whose industries include oil-refining and the manufacture of chemicals (including petrochemicals), fertilizers, locomotives and rolling stock, machinery, textiles, and synthetic rubber.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Lanzhou,+Gansu+Province,+China   (321 words)

 Nortel: Nortel Digital Cable TV Network for China's Gansu Province to Bring Communications to Rural Areas for First Time
The new CATV infrastructure is expected to help alleviate poverty in Gansu through wider availability of such public services as education, remote diagnostic medical treatment, and business and government information for residents who currently have limited or no access to communications.
Export Development Canada (EDC) is financing the Gansu CATV project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2005 to meet the country's digital TV transition timetable as established by the Chinese government.
For the Gansu CATV network, Nortel is integrating optical, multimedia and telephony technologies into a single converged voice, data and broadcast cable network capable of providing a wide range of value added services.
www.nortel.com /corporate/news/newsreleases/2005b/06_14_05_gansu_catv.html   (1065 words)

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