Mao County

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Mao County
茂县 · མའོ་རྫོང་།
Diexi Lake, in Diexi
Mao County (red) in Ngawa (yellow) and Sichuan
Mao County (red) in Ngawa (yellow) and Sichuan
Maoxian is located in Sichuan
Location of the seat in Sichuan
Coordinates: 31°50′N 103°30′E / 31.833°N 103.500°E / 31.833; 103.500Coordinates: 31°50′N 103°30′E / 31.833°N 103.500°E / 31.833; 103.500
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture-level city Ngawa
County seat Fengyi (凤仪镇)
 • Total 3,903 km2 (1,507 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 106,700
 • Density 27/km2 (71/sq mi)
 • Major nationalities Qiang-88.9%
Han, Tibetan
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 623200
Area code(s) 0837

Mao County or Maoxian (simplified Chinese: 茂县; traditional Chinese: 茂縣; pinyin: Mào Xiàn; Tibetan: མའོ་རྫོང་།Wylie: ma'o rdzong, ZYPY: Mao Zong; Qiang: ʂqini) is a county in Ngawa Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China.

It has an area of 3,903 and a population of 106,700 as of 2006.[1] 88.9% of the population are Qiang people.[2] The county seat is Fengyi (凤仪镇).[3]

Natural disasters

In 1933 an earthquake occurred near Diexi, Mao County.

In 2017 a landslide occurred in Xinmo Village (新磨村) in Mao County.[4]

Administrative divisions

Mao County has 3 towns and 18 townships:

  • Towns:
    • Fengyi (凤仪镇)
    • Nanxin (南新镇)
    • Diexi (叠溪镇)
  • Townships:
    • Weimen (渭门乡)
    • Yonghe (永和乡)
    • Goukou (沟口乡)
    • Guangming (光明乡)
    • Fushun (富顺乡)
    • Tumen (土门乡)
    • Dongxing (东兴乡)
    • Heihu (黑虎乡)
    • Feihong (飞虹乡)
    • Huilong (回龙乡)
    • Sanlong (三龙乡)
    • Baixi (白溪乡)
    • Wadi (洼底乡)
    • Shidaguan (石大关乡)
    • Taiping (太平乡)
    • Songpinggou (松坪沟乡)
    • Qugu (曲谷乡)
    • Yadu (雅都乡)




  1. ^ (in Chinese) Profile of Mao County Archived 2008-05-01 at the Wayback Machine., official website of Ngawa Prefecture Government, visited on May 25, 2008.
  2. ^ (in Chinese) Mao County: A County with the Most Qiang Population in China, China Internet Information Center, May 17, 2008.
  3. ^ (in Chinese) Profile of Mao County.
  4. ^ "China landslide leaves at least 140 missing in Sichuan". BBC. 2017-06-24. Retrieved 2017-06-24. 
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