Zhong County

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Zhong County
Location of Zhong County in Chongqing
Location of Zhong County in Chongqing
Country People's Republic of China
Municipality Chongqing
 • Total 2,184 km2 (843 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 751,400
 • Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Zhong County or Zhongxian (simplified Chinese: 忠县; traditional Chinese: 忠縣; pinyin: Zhōng Xiàn), formerly named Linjiang (临江)[1] is a county of Chongqing Municipality in China.

The Shibaozhai Temple, which is endangered by the rising waters caused by the Three Gorges Dam, is located there.

Zhong County has two Yangtze River crossings: the Zhongxian Yangtze River Bridge and Zhongzhou Yangtze River Bridge.


  1. ^ (in Chinese) History of Zhong County Archived February 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., Official website of Zhong County Government, visited on April 22, 2008.

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Coordinates: 30°19′42″N 108°02′49″E / 30.3283°N 108.047°E / 30.3283; 108.047