Huzhu Tu Autonomous County

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Huzhu County

Huzhu Tu Autonomous County
Huzhu Mongghul njeenaa dagnagu xan
Huzhu is located in Qinghai
Location of the seat in Qinghai
Coordinates: 36°51′N 102°06′E / 36.850°N 102.100°E / 36.850; 102.100Coordinates: 36°51′N 102°06′E / 36.850°N 102.100°E / 36.850; 102.100
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityHaidong
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Huzhu Tu Autonomous County (Chinese: 互助土族自治县; pinyin: Hùzhù Tǔzú Zìzhìxiàn; Tu: Huzhu Mongghul njeenaa dagnagu xan), or in short Huzhu County (互助县; Hùzhù Xiàn), is an autonomous county under the jurisdiction of the prefecture-level city of Haidong, in the east of Qinghai province, China, bordering Gansu province to the northeast. It has an area of 3,321 km2 (1,282 sq mi) and approximately 370,000 inhabitants (2004). Its seat is the town of Weiyuan (威远镇).

The monastery of Chuzang, located in the town of Nanmenxia (南门峡镇) some 20 km (12 mi) northwest of the seat of Huzhu County, is listed as a national monument of the People's Republic of China (since 2006).

The Xining Caojiabao Airport (IATA: XNN, ICAO: ZLXN) which serves Xining, capital of Qinghai Province, is located in the county.

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