Gansu is a mountainous province. Major ranges include Qilian Mountains , Wushaolin, and Liupan Mountains upon which lush forests grow. North of Qilian Mountains lies Hexi Corridor which is famous for its flat and fertile lands, abundant sunlights and rich water resources. Besides, it has a rich deposit of mineral resources. Up to 2006, mineral products amounting to 173 kinds have been discovered accounting for 74% of the national discovered list of mineral substances. It also boasts the largest gold deposit in Asia---Yangshan Gold Deposit.
Apart from conventional energy resources like oil, coal, and natural gas, Gansu is also endowed with new energy resources like solar and wind engery. Guazhou county. located in northwest of Gansu is reputed as the "repository of wind in the world' due to rich wind energy resources.
At present, Gansu has five civil airports and eight major railway lines including Longhai line (starting from Lianyungang in Jiangsu province to Lanzhou city in Gansu) and Lanxin line (starting from Lanzhou, to Urumqi, in Xinjiang). Besides, there is also a convenient transportation network woven by numerous highways facilitating the transfering of both passengers and goods.
Gansu is a dynamic religious province with 1,600,000 Muslims, 30,000 Catholics, 60,000 Christians, 800,000 believers in Buddhism and 210,000 believers in Taoism. It's also the hometown of the famous romantic poet known as Libai (crowned as "God of poetry") who lived during ancient Tang Dynasty (618-1907), and the outstanding male host of CCTV---Zhujun.