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Jiuquan, once in the past known as Suzhou, is a prefecture-level city in the north westernmost part of Gansu Province in the People's Republic of China. It is in excess of 600 km 370 mi wide from east to west, involving 191,342 km2 73,878 sq mi, despite the fact that its developed region is for the most part situated in its Suzhou District. Its populace was 962,000 out of 2002. The city was once known as Fulu, which ended up known as Suzhou after it turned into the seat of Su Prefecture under the Sui. As the seat of Jiuquan Commandery, it in the long run ended up known by that name thus.
The name Jiuquan — "wine springs" — gets from an amazing story of the youthful Han general Huo Qubing, who was said to have poured a tank of valuable wine into a neighborhood spring to impart its taste to his troops after a triumph over the Xiongnu migrants. Jiuquan is comprised of one locale, two districts, two self-sufficient areas and two urban areas. Jiuquan is the nearest real city to the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. All things considered, the space dispatch focus is in excess of 100 km 62 mi far from the city, and is really found not in Gansu area, but rather in the neighboring Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.