Zhongwei travel guide

Zhongwei in brief With a total population of 1,140,000 (2003), Zhongwei city is located in the center of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, on the banks of the Yellow River. Zhongwei has a long and interesting history.More than30,000 years ago Zhongwei was the home of some of Northwest China's first residents, and in the Spring and Autumn Period (770 B.C. 476 B.C.) it was an important citadel for troops, hence the name Zhongwei which literally translated as the middle fortress. Zhongwei's location in the middle of three major north-western provinces made it an important and strategic trading center. Nationality and Religion in Zhongwei Zhongwei is a culturally diverse city home to Mongol, Han, Hui, Zhuang, Miao, Yao, Manchurians, Korean, Tibetan and several other minorities, with the Hui takes up about 31% of the total population.Zhongwei apart from being a culturally diverse city is also a city of several religions with Taoism, Buddhism, Christianism, Catholicism and Islam being the major religions.More information about Zhongwei »

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