In Qilihe District, a Mosque in the background.
Qilihe (in pink) within Lanzhou Prefecture (yellow) within Gansu Province (grey)
|• Total||397 km2 (153 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Density||1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)|
|"Time zone||"China Standard ("UTC+8)|
Qilihe District is located on the southern bank of the "Yellow River, and includes part of Lanzhou's main urban area, which stretches for tens of kilometers along the river. In the east, it borders on "Chengguan District (which includes the downtown Lanzhou), and in the west, on "Xigu District. The district also includes some sparsely populated arid highlands south of the river, stretching for several tens of kilometers up to the border of the "Dingxi prefecture-level city.
The district's sights include the waterfront Xihu Park (西湖公园), with a good view of the Yellow River and the well-known "Mother River" statue, symbolizing the role of the "Yellow River for Chinese civilization. The monument is considered the symbol of Lanzhou.
Lanzhou Workers' Palace of Culture is also in the district, not far from its border with the downtown Chengguan District.
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