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Guangyuan

Guangyuan
Administration
Full nameGuangyuan
Official name广元市 / 廣元市
Native name广元 / 廣元
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryChina
ProvinceSichuan
Geography
Total Area6297.1 sq mi (16313.78 km2)
Demography
Total Population3037600 (2002)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code628017
Area code0839

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Guangyuan ( ) is a prefecture-level city in Sichuan Province, China. It has an area of 16313.78 square kilometers and a population of 3,037,600 in 2002.

Guangyuan's economy is based on a diverse array of heavy industry, as well as mining and agriculture. It is an ancient city, notable for its relics and tombs. Plant 821, a large plutonium producing reactor is located near Guangyuan.

On May 12, 2008 a magnitude 7.9 earthquake occurred. 4,822 people were killed, 28,245 injured, and 125 missing in the city as of June 7, 2008.


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