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Zigui County

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Zigui County

Zigui County
Part of the town of Maoping, the county seat
Part of the town of Maoping, the county seat
Zigui is located in Hubei
Location in Hubei
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hubei
Prefecture-level city Yichang
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Zigui County
Traditional Chinese 秭歸縣
Simplified Chinese 秭归县
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 秭歸
Simplified Chinese 秭归
Postal Tzukwei

Zigui County (Xiling Gorge (西陵峡).

In the Xiling Gorge in the western part of Zigui County

The county seat of Zigui is now the

A good view of the Three Gorges Dam, and of an ancillary dam further south, can be had from Maoping's riverside parks.

Funiculars take passengers down to the boats at the Maoping Town dock

Passenger boats and ferries travelling up and down the river can dock at the large passenger dock ("Zigui Harbor", 秭归港) at Maoping, or at Taipingxi Town on the north bank close to the Dam. Frequent bus service connects Maoping with the center city of Yichang to the east; there is also bus service to most towns in the county, as well as to the neighboring counties.

Most of Zigui is hilly or mountainous with basic farming and tea production. There are many small coal mines in the mountains, with the coal trucked to the river then loaded onto barges for shipping downstream.

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