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Ganzhou District
"Traditional Chinese 甘州
"Simplified Chinese 甘州
Literal meaning Ganzhou "District
Zhangye
"Traditional Chinese 張掖
"Simplified Chinese 张掖
Former names
""Du Halde - Description de la Chine - Villes de second ordre de la province de Chensi.jpg
"Can-tcheou" and other "second-order" towns of "Shaan-Gan from "Du Halde's 1736 "Description of China, based on reports from "Jesuit missionaries
Ganzhou
"Chinese 甘州
Literal meaning Sweet [Spring(s)] "Prefecture

Ganzhou District, formerly the separate city of Ganzhou or Kanchow, is a "district in and the seat of the "prefecture-level "city of "Zhangye in "Gansu "Province in the "People's Republic of China. Ganzhou was formerly an important outpost in western China and, along with "Suzhou (now the central district of "Jiuquan), it is the namesake of the province. As a settlement, it is now known as Zhangye after the prefecture it heads.

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"Coordinates: 39°00′52″N 100°39′57″E / 39.01444°N 100.66583°E / 39.01444; 100.66583

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