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Wenchuan County ( ) is a county in Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecturemarker, Sichuanmarker, Chinamarker.

This county has an area of 4084 square kilometers and a population of 106,119 as of 2005.

Wolong National Nature Reservemarker is a protected area located in Wenchuan County, which houses more than 150 highly endangered giant pandas.

Wenchuan earthquake

On May 12, 2008, the area was the site of the epicentre and one of the most severely hit areas of the great Sichuan, or Wenchuan, earthquake (汶川地震). In Chinese, the earthquake is named after the county, making its name resonate across the nation. In the county, 15,941 people were dead, 34,583 injured, and 7,474 still missing as of June 6, 2008.

Wenchuan was at the the center of one of two areas where seismic intensity were the highest at XI liedu during this earthquake. Since the earthquake, the central government has increased fortification intensity for seismic design for this area from VII to VIII.


Wenchuan County has six towns and seven townships:



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