Lanzhou, a well-known ancient city in China, is the capital of Gansu. It is the second largest city in northwest China, and also the political, economic and cultural center of the province.What is Gansu famous for?
As a multiple ethnic settlement, Gansu has cultivated unique customs and culture. Known as the key place and golden section of the Silk Road, Gansu is full of cultural and historical relics including the Mogao Caves, Jiayuguan Pass, Labrang Monastery and Bingling Temple.What is the average elevation of Gansu?
In the northwest there are very few mountains but rather a hilly terrain that merges into the Gobi Desert to the east. The average elevation is about 3,000 feet (900 metres). The eastern part of Gansu is a major centre of earthquakes in China.What is the minority population of Gansu?
Among its total population of 26 million, the minority population takes up 2.199 million. Hui nationality is the largest in all the minority nationalities with a population of 1.185 million. Ten ethnic groups of Hui. Tibet, Dongxiang, Tu, Yugu, Baoan, Mongolia, Sala, Hazak and Manchu have inhabited in Gansu for generations.