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Dujiangyan City

Dujiangyan City
Full nameDujiangyan
Official name都江堰市
Native name都江堰
Other nameGuan County
Settlement typeCounty-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
City seatGuankou (灌口镇)
Total Area466.3 sq mi (1208 km2)
Total Population600000
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)

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Dujiangyan ( ) is a county-level city of Chengdu, Sichuan Province in China. It has an area of 1208 square kilometers and a population of 600,000 in 2003.

Dujiangyan used to be a county named Guanxian or Guan County ( ), in Chinese literally "irrigation" (guan) county (xian). The People's Republic of China created a county-level city in 1988, and renamed it in honor of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, which is located in the northwestern area of the city, famous for still providing neighboring major city Chengdu with water even though it was built around 250 BC.

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