Wolong Special Administrative Region

Special administrative region

Panda breeding center in Wolong

Coordinates: 31°1′12″N 103°6′0″E / 31.02000°N 103.10000°E / 31.02000; 103.10000Coordinates: 31°1′12″N 103°6′0″E / 31.02000°N 103.10000°E / 31.02000; 103.10000
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
  Total 2,000 km2 (800 sq mi)
Population (2013)
  Total 5,343
  Density 2.7/km2 (6.9/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+08:00)
Website www.chinawolong.gov.cn

The Wolong Special Administrative Region[1] (simplified Chinese: 卧龙特别行政区; traditional Chinese: 臥龍特別行政區; pinyin: Wòlóng Tèbié Xíngzhèngqū) is a special administrative region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China in the Sichuan province. It is located in the southwest of Wenchuan County, Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan. It was formerly known as Wolong Special Administrative Region of Wenchuan County, Sichuan Province and was founded in March 1983 with approval of the State Council. It was given its current name and placed under Sichuan provincial government with administrative supervision by the provincial department of forestry. Its area supersedes Sichuan Wolong National Nature Reserve and its administrative office is the same as the Administrative Bureau of the State Forestry Administration for the reserve.[2] It currently has a population of 5343.[1]

Despite its name, the Wolong Special Administrative Region is not an SAR as defined by Article 31 of the Constitution of the People's Republic of China, unlike the SARs of Hong Kong and Macau.[3]

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