Guangyuan natural resources

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Guangyuan natural resources

water resource

There are more than 4700 water conservancy projects in Guangyuan City, including 6 medium-sized reservoirs and 558 small reservoirs. There are 1.583 million mu of water area, 6.867 billion cubic meters of water resources and 1 billion cubic meters of underground water resources. There are 2.96 million kilowatts of hydropower and thermal power stations with a total installed capacity of 900000 kilowatts, of which Baozhusi power station has an installed capacity of 700000 kilowatts.

Forestry resources

Guangyuan City has 14.919 million mu of forest land (including 11.7 million mu of forest land, 69 million mu of no forest land, 165 000 mu of sparse forest land, 1.41 million mu of shrub land and 99 million mu of unfinished forest land), accounting for 58% of the total area of the city. The existing forest area of the city is 11.7 million mu, the forest coverage rate is 45.3%, and the forest volume is 45.28 million cubic meters. The city's commercial forest covers an area of 350600 hectares, and the annual cutting plan for the eleventh five year plan is 872600 cubic meters. The city has 195000 mu of barren hills and wasteland suitable for forestry. 11 nature reserves (including 2 national nature reserves, 5 provincial nature reserves and 4 municipal and county-level nature reserves) and 170 nature reserves have been established, covering an area of 4.442 million mu, accounting for 18.1% of the total area of the city. Seven forest parks have been established (including 2 national forest parks, 3 provincial forest parks and 2 municipal forest parks).

Biological resources

There are 400 species of wild animals in Guangyuan City, including 76 species of national and provincial key protected wildlife, such as giant panda, golden monkey, antelope, etc. (according to statistics in 1999, there are more than 60 giant pandas alone). There are more than 2900 kinds of wild plants in the territory, only 832 kinds of precious wild woody plants are distributed, including 34 kinds of national key protected plants, such as Davidia involucrata, water green tree, Lianxiang tree, jiangebai, etc. There are more than 40 species of wild animals and plants listed in the Red Book of the United Nations Convention on international trade in endangered species of Wild Fauna and flora.

mineral resources

There are 480 ore producing areas in Guangyuan City, 377 mineral deposits have been identified, including 6 large-scale deposits and 39 medium-sized deposits, mainly including refractory clay, coal, flux limestone, placer gold, glass quartz sand, silica fume platform, crystalline graphite, shale, etc. Among them, 171.7288 million tons of coal, 44802 kg of gold, and more than 373 million cubic meters of natural gas reserves. They are mainly distributed in Qingchuan, Wangcang, Shizhong District, Chaotian and Yuanba counties. Most of the non-metallic minerals in the city are non-ferrous minerals, mainly coal and placer gold.


By the end of 2019, the household registration population of Guangyuan was 2 million 988 thousand and 600. Among them, 1456500 women and 1532200 men accounted for 48.7% and 51.3% of the total population, respectively; 764100 urban population and 2224500 rural population accounted for 25.6% and 74.4% of the total population, respectively. By the end of 2019, there are 2.675 million permanent residents in Guangyuan. Among them, there are 1.2626 million urban population and 1.4124 million rural population. The urbanization rate of permanent residents was 47.20%, 1.57 percentage points higher than that of the previous year. The birth rate was 8.55 ‰, the mortality rate was 6.13 ‰, and the natural growth rate was 2.42 ‰.

Note: the permanent resident population refers to the population who has actually lived in a certain area for more than half a year.