Location of Zhaoyuan County in Daqing
Location of Zhaoyuan County in Daqing
Daqing in Heilongjiang
Daqing in Heilongjiang
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityDaqing
County seatZhengfu Street No. 304, Zhaoyuan Town (肇源镇政府大街304号)
 • Total4,198 km2 (1,621 sq mi)
 • Total475,800
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Zhaoyuan County (Chinese: 肇源县; pinyin: Zhàoyuán Xiàn), formerly Rear Gorlos Banner, is a county in the west-central part of Heilongjiang Province, China, bordering Jilin province to the south. The southernmost county-level division of Daqing City, it has a land area of 4,198 km2 (1,621 sq mi) and a population of 450,000. The postal code is 166500. The county seat is located in Zhaoyuan Town.

Some farms in Zhaoyuan county with alkaline soil are experimenting rice cultivation with hybrid saltwater-tolerant rice.[1]

Administrative divisions

Zhaoyuan consists of 8 towns and 8 townships.[2]


  1. ^ CGTN (19 Jan 2020) Could seawater rice determine the future of food security?
  2. ^ "国家统计局" (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2021-12-07.

Coordinates: 45°31′26.36″N 124°42′05.36″E / 45.5239889°N 124.7014889°E / 45.5239889; 124.7014889