Yijun Profile Located in the junction of Guanzhong plain and loess plateau, Yijun County is well-known for its water, and named after the suitability of avoiding summer heat for emperors. The county covers about 1,531 square kilometers area, administering 7 towns, a sub-district office and 117 villages.There is total 100,000 population with 79,000 agricultural ones in Yijun, which makes it the key county of poverty relief-development. The distance between the south of the county and the provincial capital city Xi'an is about 120km, and 27km away from the Huangdi’s Mausoleum to the north. There are 210 national highways and Baomao Expressway going through the county. Yijun is a green barrier between northern Shaanxi and Guanzhong.
Yijun is a county with rich cultural deposits as there are various relic sites including ancient relics characterized by Yangshao culture, the hometown of Pengzu, grottos groups in the Northern Wei Dynasty, Jiangnv Spring, the Taoist Holy Palace in YunMeng mountain, and the Great Wall of state Wei in Warring State Period, in which the Great Wall in Warring State Period was listed on the world cultural heritage.
Vast as Yijun is, the average per capita land area is about 25 mu, endowing there with huge potential in comprehensive development and utilization. Various types of landforms there include mountains, plains, ridges, hills, tablelands, ditches and valleys. The average altitude is above 1,395 meters.
The zoology of Yijun is beautiful. The forestry land is about 1,529,000 mu, and the forest area covers 1,121,000 mu, in which the growing stock volume accounts for 1820,000 cubic meters. As the biggest oasis in the north of QinLing, the forest coverage rate of Yijun is 50.1% and the vegetation coverage rate is 91.8%. Yijun has a pleasant climate. The average annual precipitation is 709.3 mm, and the annual average temperature in summer is only 8.9℃. Especially in summer, the average temperature in is only 19℃. In a word, Yijun possesses numerous unique advantages for developing ecological tourism industry for preventing sunstroke.
Yijun possesses rich mineral resources, including already explored ones such as coal, iron ore, petroleum, kaolin, natural gas, oil shale and nearly 10kinds of limestone, among which the total coal reserves reaches to 45 million tons and the identified petroleum reserves reaches to 1.06 billion tons.
The rich flora and fauna resources in Yijun include 106 families of high plants totaling 860 species which has been listed as the national second-class protective plant wild soybean and the provincial protective plant needle juniper. There are more than 172 species of wild medical plants, such as dangshen, forsythia and acanthopanax. The terrestrial vertebrate animals here are above 22 orders, dividing into 58 families and totaling150 species. The number of black storks is more than 40 which belongs to one kind of the most important national protective animals.
Moreover, Yijun is also rich in agricultural products. It basically forms an agricultural economic layout of dry farming characterized by apples on highlands, walnuts in mountains and maize planting all over the county. Yijun has been nominated as a demonstration county for many times for its high yield of corns. The planting area of corn reaches to 367,000 mu, including 100,000 mu mulching corns. The dry terrace in Kuquan town was nominated as "The beautiful pastoral of China". Yijun is worthy of the name as the best county of mulching corn in Shaanxi as there are more than 10 kinds of agricultural products are awarded as the Environment-Friendly Farm Produce Certification. "Big, pregnant, nutrient-rich, healthy and safe" growing in Yijun has won the national as well as the provincial titles for 25 times. The brand Fuji apples named “Yijun” has passed the A level from green food development center certification and obtained identification of provincial-level pollution-free fruit. In addition, apples of Yijun has totally got 6 gold awards and 21 silver awards ,which means that the number of the awards is on the top of the whole province, on the Shaanxi (Luochuan) International Apple Expo from 2011 to 2015. And the apples in Yijun not only sold well in more than 20 large and medium-sized cities along the southeast coast, but also the region of Hongkong and Macao, and welcomed by people in Vietnam, Thailand and Russia. The total planting area of apples covers more than 269,500 mu, with about 147,000 mu of fruiting, yielding 186,000 tons of fruits. And its high-quality fruit rate is above 84% with 0.6 million yuan of output value. And the annual income of farmers who plant apples reaches more than 10,000 yuan. Besides, the planting area of walnut covers 420 mu, leading the industry in Shaanxi province, whose fruiting area is 130 thousand mu with over 0.28 billion yuan of production value in 2014. The annual income of walnut farmers reaches to 3000 yuan. Therefore, Yijun was officially named by the Economic Forest Association of China as “Home of Walnut in China”.
今日的宜君已步入了加快转型、提速发展的关键时期，农业产业化、县域工业化和城乡一体化迈出了有力步伐。截止“十二五”末，地区生产总值、全社会固定资产投资、社会消费品零售总额、地方财政收入分别完成32.53亿元、39.09亿元、6.91亿元和2.23亿元，分别是“十一五”末的2.4倍、4.1倍、2.5倍和3.3倍，均实现了每年两位数的增速，在全省县域经济综合考核中排名第36位，实现了五年17进位。城镇居民人均可支配收入28014元，农民人均纯收入9542元。 农业增加值完成6.31亿元，规模以上工业增加值17.02亿元，服务业增加值6.92亿元，分别是“十一五”末的1.6倍、3.9倍和2.1倍，三次产业结构由28.2：47.2：24.6调整到 18.5：60.2：21.3。
Nowadays, Yijun has stepped into the critical period for accelerating transformation and speeding up the development. It made efforts on the industrialization of agriculture, county industrialization as well as urban-rural integration. As of the Twelfth Five-year Plan, local GDP and total fixed asset investment, the total retail sales of social consumer goods, local fiscal revenue reached to 3.253, 3.909, 0.691 and 0.223 billion yuan respectively, which are 2.4 ,4.1,2.5 much times as that at the end of the Eleventh Five Year Plan, achieving doubled-digit growth each year. It was thus ranked 36th in the provincial comprehensive assessment for the economy, which was 17 steps higher than five years ago. The per capita disposable income of citizens has reached to 28,014 yuan, and per net income of farmers has reached to 9,542 yuan. The agricultural added value reached to 631million yuan, the added value of industries above a designed scale rose up to 1.702 billion yuan, and the value added of service reached to 692million yuan, 1.6,3.9,2.1 times more than that at the end of the Eleventh Five Year Plan respectively. These three industrial structures were adjusted from 28.2:47.2:24.6 to 18.5:60.2:21.3.
Yijun was awarded as "Home of Walnut in China" "National Advanced County of High Technological Progress""National Safety Construction Demonstration County""Demonstration County of the National Afforest""Demonstration County of the National Legal Propaganda and Education""National Designed Eco-Demonstration Region" "The Advanced National Family Planning Service County" "Qualified County of Shaanxi Province Compulsory Education Balanced Development" "Demonstration County of Reforming the Provincial Medical Health System" and "National Scientific and Technological Advanced County" for five successive years as well as "The Provincial Advanced County for Peace and Construction" for six successive years.
As a suitable place with countless fascinating views for everyone to live in, Yijun heartily welcome people from all walks of life to come to visit,Invest and develop together. The promising Yijun will be able to provide the necessary conditions and convenience for your grand plans with more opening mind,more practical style of work,more effective measures,more considerate services,more comprehensive policies and more positive attitude.