The largest township in China: an area equivalent to 90 Singapore, but less than 100 people

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This is the largest township in China, and it is also the township with the smallest population in China, can you believe it? The per capita land area of ​​this township is 979 square kilometers. It is not too rich, but why is such a “rich” township with so few residents? Today we are going to talk about “why no one lives in the largest township in China”.

Qimantage Township

This township is Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Bayingoleng Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture, Ruoqiang[qiāng]

strong>A township under the jurisdiction of the county is called Qimantage Township.

It is located at At the junction of Xinjiang, Qinghai, Jade and Tibet, it is sandwiched between Qimantage Mountain in the north and Kunlun Mountain in the south. “.

Then some people will ask, how big is this largest township? According to the data, Qimantag Township covers an area of ​​65,600 square kilometers. What is the concept?

At present, among the 197 countries in the world, if calculated in terms of area, Qimantag Township can be converted into 2 Belgium, almost 3 Israel, 4 Kuwait, 6 Jamaica, 10 Palestine, even 90 Singapore.

If it is compared with the Vatican, the smallest country in the world, it is almost equivalent to 149091 a Vatican. Now, can you understand how big the largest township in China is?

In addition to the amazing area, there is nothing to say about the natural scenery here. There are deserts, glaciers, snow peaks, grasslands and even lakes. It is simply a tourist attraction waiting to be developed.

The question is, why is there less than 100 people living in such a beautiful and picturesque township? Where have everyone gone? Let’s look down.

The largest township in China, the total number of residents However, there are only 67 people, and the population density is smaller than that of Russia

According to the 2010 census data, there are only 67 people in Qimantag Township, and when the population is the largest here , in the 1980s, but even in its heyday, there were only more than 800 people.

This makes one wonder why no residents in such a large town are willing to settle here? Is it because it is on the frontier?

Don’t look at the small population of Qimantag Township, but here There should be a lot of administrative agencies. First of all, there is only one village under the jurisdiction of this township, that is Qimantage Village. There is also a health center and a veterinary station.

It is worth mentioning that the geographical advantage of Qimantage Township is very suitable for the development of animal husbandry, so it is an important animal husbandry base in Ruoqiang County.

But even so, no one wants to settle here. It’s because the climate here is really bad, the winter is bitingly cold, the summer is irritating, and the wind is strong all the year round, and the sky is full of yellow sand. Even if you have a pair of bright eyes, you can’t see it here at all.

In addition, the traffic here is very inconvenient, there is only one suggested road leading to the outside world, and it is also 300 kilometers away from the nearest town, which takes 6 hours by car.

The most important thing is that the communication in this township is more backward, In 2018, there was only a signal near the township government and village committee, and calls could be made normally.

I believe that in such an environment, few people would be willing to live here now, so the question is, since the conditions are so bad, why can it become the largest township in China? Let’s look down.

Because of the vast territory of Xinjiang, the area of ​​Qimantage Township is divided into 65,000 square kilometers?

The answer is of course no, because there are also many small counties and towns in Xinjiang, such as Keping, which has “seven lights on one road, half-foot brakes out of the city”, and ” Smoking a cigarette and making a circle” Aheqi County can be visited.

The greatness of Qimantag Township is not achieved in a day. It has “grown” step by step, and this also starts with the local geography, economy and population.

As we said earlier, Qimantage Township is located in Qimantage Township. Between the Mantag Mountains and the Kunlun Mountains, deep in the interior of the Eurasian continent, it belongs to the temperate continental climate.

The vast land and the relatively dry environment make this place With vast grasslands instead of forests, it is precisely because of this that the nomadic industry in Qimantag Township has been very developed since ancient times.

This township appeared very early. In 1909 during the Qing Dynasty, Ruoqiang County had already established Qiman. Although the area of ​​Tage Township was not as large as it is now, the jurisdiction of Qiman Tage Township, which lived as a nomad, was still very vast.

After the founding of New China, the nomadic technology continued to develop, and the local nomadic The scale began to expand, and all herdsmen began to grazing together. In this way, the jurisdiction was further expanded.

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Later, a nature reserve was established near the township, and the urbanization in the east was developing faster and faster, resulting in less and less population in Qimantag Township. The small townships of Qimantage were merged into one big township, which further increased the area of ​​Qimantage Township and eventually made it the largest township in China at present.

If you have the opportunity, maybe you can go to Qimantag Township to have a look and experience the “Lonely Smoke in the Desert” Straight, long river and setting sun” artistic conception.