Lintong District

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Lingtong District (Chinese: 临潼区, pinyin:Líntóng Qū) is a district of Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. It is in east of Xi'an, and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the center of Xi'an. Weinan Municipality is to the east. Gaoling District, Baqiao District and Xianyang Municipality are to the west. Lantian County is to the south. Yanliang District is to the north. The district covers 915.97 square kilometres (353.66 sq mi). As of November 2010, 655,874 people lived there.[1]

Long ago it called Yueyang (栎阳).[2] Firstly, Lingtong District called Lingtong County, and belong to Weinan Municipality. Then it was given to Xi'an. In 1988, it renamed to Lingtong District.

Lingtong is famous for tours, there are many monuments. It's also important for Xi'an, in military.

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  1. Xi'an Daily (2011-05-24). "西安市2010年第六次全国人口普查主要数据公报" (in Chinese). Netease News. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  2. "历史沿革" (in Chinese). Lingtong District government. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved June 25, 2012.