Faku is located in the north of Liaoning province and at the south end of Horqin sandy land. It covers 2,320 km2 of land, with 1.98 million acres of field. There are 19 towns, one provincial development zone, 225 villages, and 15 communities in the county. The population there is 470,000, consisting of the people of eight nationalities (Han, Man, Menggu, Hui, Chaoxian, Xibo). The landscape is high on the north and low in the south with hills and plains intertwined with each other, presenting a unique proportion, “3/10 of mountains, 1/10 of water, and 6/10 of field”.
Faku is in the north temperate zone. Affected by the continental monsoon climate, it has windy spring, scorching summer, freezing winter, and autumn with plenty sunshine. The annual average temperature is 6.7℃，and the average relative humidity is 62%. Its frost-free period is around 150 days. We can see that Faku has concentrated precipitation, distinct temperature differences and distinctive seasons due to the monsoon.
Faku has an advantageous geolocation. It faces Diaobingshan on the east, Changtu and Kaiyuan on the northeast, Kangping on the north, and Zhangwu on the west. It’s 96km away from Taoxian Airport and 225km away from Yingkou Port. Within the one-hour economic circle of Shenyang, Faku has six arterial roads, 101 and 203 national highways running across it. Tiechao highway, Shenkang highway, and xintiexian highway also run pass it. Faku is an important node for inter-city connection of Shenyang economic zone.
Faku is the base county for national commodity grain and the high-tech demonstration zone for the 4th phase of Three-North Shelter Forest. It’s also known as the state-class of mineral county, porcelain clay base county, the top 100 counties of afforestation, and the first demonstration counties of green energy. It has won the title of the top 100 counties of industrial development, the famous county of commerce, the base county for green food production in Liaoning, the first counties renowned for tourism, and the green eco-friendly satellite town of Shenyang. It’s also the home of white cranes.
Faku is known for its four geological brands (The porcelain capital in the northeast, the transportation hub in the north, the county with great potential, and the county with breathtaking scenery) and four cultural brands (the blessed place in Liaoning, the hometown of the prime minister, the home of white cranes, and the county of rich culture).
A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near. Faku, the pearl of the north, welcomes people from home and abroad.