Gansu has a narrow and long terrain with complex and diverse landforms. Mountains, plateaus, plains, valleys, deserts and Gobi are surrounded by mountains and steep mountains. The terrain inclines from southwest to northeast. Gansu is located in the intersection zone of the three plateaus: the Loess Plateau, the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the Inner Mongolia Plateau. The climate types from south to North include four types: subtropical monsoon climate, temperate monsoon climate, temperate continental arid climate and plateau mountain climate.

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