|— County —|
|• Pinyin||Wènchuān Xiàn|
|Yingxiu town, July 2005|
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||4,084 km2 (1,577 sq mi)|
|• Density||26/km2 ( 67/sq mi)|
|• Major nationalities||Han - 46%
Qiang - 34%
Tibetan - 18.6%
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
This county has an area of 4,084 square kilometres (1,577 sq mi) and a population of 106,119 as of 2005.
Wolong National Nature Reserve is a protected area located in Wenchuan County, which houses more than 150 highly endangered giant pandas.
The area was the site of the epicentre and one of the most severely hit areas of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake (or Wenchuan Earthquake).
On May 12, 2008, the area was the site of the epicentre and one of the most severely hit areas of the great Sichuan, or Wenchuan, earthquake (汶川地震). In Chinese, the earthquake is named after the county, making its name resonate across the nation. In the county, 15,941 people were dead, 34,583 injured, and 7,474 still missing as of June 6, 2008.
Wenchuan was at the center of one of two areas where seismic intensity were the highest at XI liedu during this earthquake. Since the earthquake, the central government has increased fortification intensity for seismic design for this area from VII to VIII.