Gansu

Gansu Province

甘肃省
Name transcription(s)
 • Chinese甘肃省 (Gānsù Shěng)
 • AbbreviationGS / or (pinyin: Gān or Lǒng)
Map showing the location of Gansu Province
Map showing the location of Gansu Province
Coordinates: 38°N 102°E / 38°N 102°E / 38; 102) (http://www.gansu.gov.cn
(Simplified Chinese)
Gansu
Gansu (Chinese characters).svg
"Gansu" in Simplified (top) and Traditional (bottom) Chinese characters
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese甘肃
Traditional Chinese甘肅
Literal meaning"Gan(zhou) and Su(zhou)"
Tibetan name
Tibetan ཀན་སུའུ་

Gansu (About this sound甘肃; formerly romanised as Kansu) is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the northwest of the country.

It lies between the Tibetan and Loess plateaus, and borders Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, and Ningxia to the north, Xinjiang and Qinghai to the west, Sichuan to the south, and Shaanxi to the east. The Yellow River passes through the southern part of the province.

Gansu has a population of 26 million (as of 2009) and covers an area of 453,700 square kilometres (175,200 sq mi). The capital is Lanzhou, located in the southeast part of the province.

The State of Qin originated in what is now southeastern Gansu, and went on to form the first dynasty of Imperial China. The Northern Silk Road ran through the Hexi Corridor, which passes through Gansu.

Name

Gansu is a compound of the names of Ganzhou (now a district of Zhangye) and Suzhou, the seat of Jiuquan Prefecture, formerly the two most important Chinese settlements in the area.

Gansu is abbreviated as "" (Gān) or "" (Lǒng), and is also known as Longxi (陇西, "[land] west of Long") or Longyou (陇右, "[land] right of Long"), in reference to the Long Mountain east of Gansu.[citation needed]

Other Languages
Acèh: Gansu
Afrikaans: Gansu
العربية: قانسو
asturianu: Gansu
azərbaycanca: Qansu
বাংলা: কানসু
Bân-lâm-gú: Kam-siok-séng
беларуская: Ганьсу
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Ганьсу
български: Гансу
bosanski: Gansu
brezhoneg: Gansu
català: Gansu
Cebuano: Gansu Sheng
čeština: Kan-su
Cymraeg: Gansu
dansk: Gansu
Deutsch: Gansu
eesti: Gansu
español: Gansu
Esperanto: Gansuo
euskara: Gansu
فارسی: گانسو
français: Gansu
Frysk: Gansu
Gaeilge: Gansu
Gaelg: Gansu
贛語: 甘肅
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Kâm-sok
한국어: 간쑤성
हिन्दी: गांसू
hrvatski: Gansu
Bahasa Indonesia: Gansu
interlingua: Gansu
italiano: Gansu
עברית: גאנסו
Kapampangan: Gansu
ქართული: განსუ
қазақша: Ганьсу
Kiswahili: Gansu
Kongo: Gansu
Latina: Gansu
latviešu: Gaņsu
lietuvių: Gansu
magyar: Kanszu
Malagasy: Gansu
मराठी: कान्सू
მარგალური: განსუ
Bahasa Melayu: Gansu
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Găng-sé̤ṳk
монгол: Ганьсү
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ကန်းစုပြည်နယ်
Nederlands: Gansu
日本語: 甘粛省
нохчийн: Ганьсу
Nordfriisk: Gansu
norsk: Gansu
norsk nynorsk: Gansu
Novial: Gansu
occitan: Gansu
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Gansu
پنجابی: گانسو
polski: Gansu
português: Gansu
română: Gansu
Runa Simi: Gansu pruwinsya
русский: Ганьсу
саха тыла: Ганьсу
Scots: Gansu
සිංහල: ගන්සූ
Simple English: Gansu
slovenščina: Gansu
српски / srpski: Гансу
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Gansu
suomi: Gansu
svenska: Gansu
Tagalog: Gansu
தமிழ்: கான்சு
татарча/tatarça: Гәнсу
Türkçe: Kansu
українська: Ганьсу
اردو: گانسو
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: گەنسۇ ئۆلكىسى
Vahcuengh: Ganhsu
vèneto: Gansu
Tiếng Việt: Cam Túc
文言: 甘肅省
Winaray: Gansu
吴语: 甘肃省
粵語: 甘肅
中文: 甘肃省