Northwest A&F University

Xianyang City, China - Northwest A&F University Located City

Xianyang city is located in the middle of Guanzhong Plain, it is the capital of China’s first unified feudal dynasty - Qin dynasty in the history, covering an area of 10196 square meters. It has jurisdiction over Xingping City, 2 districts Qindu and Weicheng, 10 counties like Wugong, Jingyang, Sanyuan, Liquan, Gan County, Yongshou, Binxian, Changwu County, Xunyi, Chunhua, and a total of 216 towns and 8 street agency, 3843 administrative villages, 163 neighborhood committees, with a population of 5.16 million people.


Due to the characteristics of the terrain, it is divided into two distinct climate zones: the Southern Plains region with mild climate, four distinctive seasons, frost free period of 213 days, annual average temperature of 12 degrees; northern gully region of Loess Plateau, slightly cold and longer in spring and winter, annual average temperature of less than 10 degrees, frost free period for 180 days. The annual average rainfall is 500 - 600 mm, increasing from south to north. 50% of them are concentrated in the 7, 8, 9 months. Usually it has continuous rain in autumn.

Mineral resources

There are mainly 16 kinds of mineral resources such as coal, iron, limestone, clay, iron ore, marble in Xianyang. The north part of the city has coal reserves of 100 tons, ranks the second for the Shaanxi coalfield.  Limestone reservation is4 billion cubic meters in the center city. 


Xianyang has farmland total of 41.54 million hectares, it is the main grain and cotton production base in Shaanxi province. The city has nine provincial quality merchandise grain base counties and six national quality merchandise grain base county, Per capita grain production ranking first in Shaanxi. Every year, it provides 5 million kilograms commodity grain. It has been formed 15 commodity bases of  cotton, apple, flue-cured tobacco, vegetables, cage chicken, pigs and other products based through variety business. In particular, the red Fuji apple and other new varieties have repeatedly won the national and provincial quality fruit award. At the same time, it energetically develop other high quality varieties such as “Liquanduanfu”, “Huangjiagala”, “America No. 8” . It has established 200 hectares of “United States Hongdiqiu” grape development demonstration garden in Liquan, Yongshou, Jingyang, sanyuan. Domestic animals mainly are livestock and poultry, it is the main producing area of Guanzhong donkey, Qinchuan cattle. Feeding of Dairy goat developed rapidly, and it has become one of the Shaanxi Dairy goat base. What’s more, it has natural secondary forest of 5 million hectares. The dominant species are Quercus liaotungensis, Populus davidiana, Betula, Pinus tabulaeformis. The total forest accumulation amounts for 456.5 million cubic meters, grassland amounts for 115000 hectares. It has abundant resources of Chinese herbal medicine, with 626 varieties has been found. It has 14 species, 30 families and 140 species of birds.

Xianyang is an emerging industrial city, it has formed a industrial system with the main body of textile, electronics, coal, petrochemical and machinery. Textile industry has formed complete system of cotton, wool, chemical fiber, printing and dyeing, clothing, textile machinery and textile research after 50 years of development, becomes the leading industry of the city's export and its annual output value accounted for one-third of the province's textile industry. The electronics industry has become the emerging industry with strong and higher technical equipment. The country's largest CPT plant - Shaanxi color picture tube factory and other 13 large and medium-sized electronic business is concentrated in the western suburbs of the city, its annual output value accounted for nearly half of the province's electronics industry. Xianyang has been hailed as the "textile electronics city". Besides, Xianyang city has become the largest fruit production and processing base in Shaanxi, animal production and processing base, electronic industrial base, energy and chemical industry base, medical and health base and textile industrial base.


Longhai railway across the west and east of the city. Xihan railway and Longhai Railway meet here. It has various arterial highways such as Xi’an-Lanzhou Road, China National Highway 211, Xianyang-Songjiachuan Road, Xi’an-Baoji Road, Xi’an-Tongchuan Road etc, with Xi'an to Tin Shui, Xi'an to Tongchuan high grade highway passing through the city. The thousands of years of "Xianyang ferries" has been replaced by the railway and highway bridge across Weihe. The fourth domestic major airport-Xianyang international airport has more than 80 international and domestic routes.

Places of interest

Xianyang has more than 5000 heritage attractions, 12 national heritages and 73 provincial heritages. Qianling is known to the world as tombstone of the first couple of emperor Tang Gaozong (Li Zhi) and empress (Wu Zetian) in China’s history. Xianyang has magnificent emperor's tomb group which stretches for hundreds of miles: Zhaoling (tomb of emperor of the Tang Dynasty), Maoling tomb (tomb of emperor of Han Dynasty), Yang Ling (tomb of emperor of Han Emperor) and 27 mausoleums of emperors and 256 graves. Besides, it has ZhengGuoqu site, Binxian large Buddhist temple, main hall of the Zhaoren temple. Xianyang city is a famous historical and cultural city in china.

Population: 5.16 million

Temperature:  average 12 ℃(53.6℉)