Gansu province is also called Long or Gan for short. It is one of the cradles of Chinese culture.
The province has 14 cities, with a population of 25.53 million by 2012, mainly including ethnic groups of Han, Hui, Tibetan, Dongxiang, Mongolian, Tu, Yugur and Baoan.
The Gansu province has exchanges with many sates and cities around the world.
There are splendid festivals and events in Gansu province.
Gansu province has a great diversity of religious beliefs. Five major religions, including Islam, Buddhism and Catholicism, can all be found in Gansu.
Islam was introduced to Gansu from Xinjiang in the mid-seventh century. The religion became more widespread with the immigration of Persians and Arabs in Gansu and Qinghai during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368).