National Engineering Research Center for Remote Sensing Satellite Applications

October 25, 2022

Western Zhou Dynasty, the territory north of the Zhou Dynasty, including Hetao in Inner Mongolia, the whole of Ningxia and Shaanxi, northern Shanxi called Shuofang.
In the Spring and autumn, QU YANrong is QU Yanrong's sphere of influence in the present Guyuan area, with Yanchi as the center. During the Warring States Period, King Huiwen of Qin captured Wurong Land and placed Wushi County (north bank of Jingshui in the south of today's Guyuan County) under the jurisdiction of today's Guyuan area. After QU Yan COUNTY was set UP in YanCHI COUNTY, jurisdiction over the Yinnan area today.
In the Qin Dynasty, after the 35th year of King Zhaoxiang (272 BC), the two counties were placed under the jurisdiction of Beijun, which was the beginning of the administrative establishment in Ningxia region. In the Qin Dynasty, Ningxia was the north county, which was governed in Ningxian County, Gansu Province. The Qin Great Wall and Qinqu were built here to divert water from the Yellow River to irrigate farmland.