Linxia( ), once known as Hezhou
(河州), is a county-level city in
the province of Gansu of the
Republic of China.
Population 285,000. It is located in the
valley of the Daxia River (a right
tributary of the Huanghe) southwest
It is the
seat of Linxia Hui Autonomous
Prefecture, which is the centre of the ethnic minority of the
A Linxia Mosque.
Linxia bus station.
Linxia has a Muslim (Hui
) majority. It is the main center
of the Qadariyah Sufi
has long been the center of the Muslim community of Gansu, and even
today it is sometimes referred to as "the Mecca of