Congress Report
Photo: China National Tourism Administration Tokyo Office
Dunhuang City

Head of City Government

Mr. Jia Taibin, Mayor
Assumed Mayoralty of Dunhuang City in October 2011

Location

Area

31,200 km2

Population

200,000 (2017)

GDP in Dunhuang City

CNY100.6billion (2017)

Upper tier

Gansu Province

Geographic features

Located in Gansu Province in the northwestern corner of China. Dunhuang City is an oasis that prospered as a fork in the Silk Road. It is on the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau and the western end of the Hexi Corridor. Since long ago, it has been used as an entrance and exit to the central area and western area. The Talimu Basin is to the west, the Gobi Desert to the north and the Qilian Mountains and Qaidan Basin to the south.

Main industries

Tourism, agricultural products (cotton, wheat, grapes), copper and steel (2010)

City symbol

City flower: Peony

Number of visitors

About 4,5000 (foreign tourists) (2017)

Administrative divisions

Dunhuang City - 9 towns



Sources: Official website of Dunhuang City, Dunhuang City’s manuscript of Current Situation and Challenges edited for the 1st East Asia Local and Regional Government Congress

(As of May,2018))