A county is a third-leve administrative division of China. The equivalent term in Inner Mongolia is "banner".
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Shan County (simplified Chinese: 陕县; traditional Chinese: 陝縣; pinyin: Shǎn Xiàn) is a county of western Henan province, People's Republic of China. It is located on the southern (right) bank of the Yellow River, just southwest of Sanmenxia, which administers the county.
Tianhe District is one of the ten districts in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. In Chinese, the name Tianhe means a river in the sky. It is bordered by Yuexiu District on the west, Baiyun District on the north and Huangpu District on the east. Haizhu District is on its south, though they are separated by the Zhujiang River.
Tianhe became a district in the 1980s as the city expanded its size. Back then, it was east of another district called Dongshan (which was merged into Yuexiu in 2005) and it was more suburban like if not rural like. Even though a majority of colleges and universities in the city were located in the district, the rest of the district was mostly composed of rice fields. shed]
The first big project built in the district during the 1980s was the Tianhe Sports Center when the city was selected to host the Sixth National Games in 1986. The complex includes a stadium of 65,000 seats, a gymnasium and an indoor swimming pool. Its construction had a lasting impact on the development of the district. Soon other projects followed and rice fields gave away to residential complexes called "xiaoqu" (meaning "little districts"). The construction of xiaoqu began in
Feixi County (simplified Chinese: 肥西县; traditional Chinese: 肥西縣; pinyin: Féixī Xiàn) is a county of Anhui Province, China. It is under the administration of Hefei city. The county has a surface of 2,053.19 km² and a population of 858,895 inhabitants.
Xinzheng (simplified Chinese: 新郑; traditional Chinese: 新鄭; pinyin: Xīnzhèng) is a small county-level city of Zhengzhou in the south of Henan province of Central China. The city has a population of 600,000 people and covers an area of 15 square kilometres (5.8 sq mi).
Xinzheng is considered one of the birth places of Chinese nation. More than 8000 years ago, neolithic people of Peiligang culture lived in the vicinity. The legendary Yellow Emperor was said to have been born in Xinzheng 5000 years ago. During the Zhou Dynasty it was the capital of the state of Zheng and later, the state of Han, after the conquest of the former by the latter. It was the seat of government for the Qin Dynasty, from about 221 B.C.E., which is considered the beginning of a unified China. The word qin (秦), which is pronounced similar to "chin", is thought to be the basis for the word "China."
Historically, this prefecture was an integrated part of Zhengzhou. However, in 1994, the Henan Provincial Council authorized the incorporation of Xinzheng into a separate municipality.
Xinzheng has one of the largest concentrations of foreign teachers in central China due to the presence of Sias International
Huaishang District is a district of Anhui Province, China. It is under the administration of Bengbu city.
The only subdistrict is Huaibin Subdistrict (淮滨街道).
The only township is Meiqiao Township (梅桥乡).
Qidong (启东) is a county-level city in Jiangsu Province of People's Republic of China. It is located on the north side of the Yangtze River opposite Shanghai. It occupies a total of 1,208square kilometers in land area, with a population of 1,12 million.
The city has a center named Huilong Township. It also has a well-known fish port named Lü Si town—meaning Mr. Lü Dong Bing, a legendary figure, had visited the place for four times. The other towns include Hui Ping, Yin Yang, Bei Xin, Hai Fu, Nan Yang and many others.
Before the Han Dynasty, Qidong's land was still under the Yellow Sea .It became the land until Mid-Qing Dynasty.March 1928, Qidong County was set up.In November 1989, the name "Qidong County" was abolished by following current policies. It has adopted the name "Qidong City" ever since.
The county was formed from sands in the Yellow Sea in Qing Dao Guang or Qian Long. People migrated to the newly founded land from both South Ning Bo, Or North. And therefore there are two dialects.
People living in Lüsi town speak a different dialect—known as Lüsi dialect (lǜsìhuà 吕四话) or Tongdong dialect (tōngdōnghuà 通东话) -- from most other residents, who generally speak Qidong Dialect
Jixi County (simplified Chinese: 绩溪县; traditional Chinese: 績溪縣; pinyin: Jìxī Xiàn) is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of Xuancheng City. It has a population of 180,000 and an area of 1,126 square kilometres (435 sq mi). Jixi borders Lingan in the east, Ningguo and Jingde in the south, and Taiping to the west. Jixi County is a hilly region with many rivers and bodies of water.
Jixi County has jurisdiction over seven towns and ten townships.
Huayang Town, under the administration of Jixi County, was well known during the Han Dynasty (208 BCE–220 CE). Jixi County was formally established in 776 CE during the Tang Dynasty.
Famous people who have claimed ancestry in Jixi County include Hu Jintao, the CPC General Secretary, PRC President and Hu Shi (1891–1962), reformist philosopher and essayist.
Jixi is served by the Anhui–Jiangxi Railway.
Xiangcheng District (simplified Chinese: 芗城区; traditional Chinese: 薌城區; pinyin: Xiāngchéng qū; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Hiang-sêng-khu), or Sin Kang District in Min Nan, is a district of Zhangzhou, Fujian province, People's Republic of China.
Xiangcheng is surrounded by the Chuan Chiam Boey Mountains in the south, a bay in the north, the Khor Chu Village in the east, and the Hui Chor Village in the west, where the clan village residents with the surname Qiū (邱) are the majority.
Xiangcheng was developed as a clan village with specific surnames for more than 600 years since the Ming Dynasty, with various small communities settled within the clan were formed. Clusters of houses with red-tiled roofs scatter among the labyrinthine alleys, and westward, in the near mid-west of the village, the main street runs from north to south. In the middle part of it stands the marketplace. Xiangcheng is the second place where dominated by 邱 (Qiū, Khoo in Hokkien) surnames settlers, and the second is Penang, Malaysia.
The village has thirteen ancestral halls of different sizes, each representing a branch of the Qiu clan. There are two main temples in the village, namely the Cheng Soon Keong and the Hock Leng
Pingyuan County (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Pingyun; Chinese: 平远县; pinyin: Píngyuǎn Xiàn) is a county in eastern Guangdong Province in the south of the People's Republic of China.
Pingyuan County is located in the northeast of Guangdong province, on the border between Guangdong, Jiangxi and Fujian province. It was founded in the Ming Dynasty Jiajing in the 42nd year (year 1863). Because it is located between Wuping (in Fujian) and Anyuan County (in Jiangxi), it was named ‘Pingyuan’.
Pingyuan County is under the jurisdiction of Mei County which is known as the home of standard Hakka. The total area of Pingyuan is 1381 square kilometers. Now it has 12 towns with the population of 250 thousand.
Nenjiang County (simplified Chinese: 嫩江县; traditional Chinese: 嫩江縣; pinyin: Nènjiāng Xiàn) is a county under the administration of Heihe City in northwestern Heilongjiang province, China. It is located on the river of the same name (Nen River), which also forms part of the provincial border with Inner Mongolia, more than 200 kilometres (120 mi) southwest of the urban area of Heihe. The county seat is a town of the same name (嫩江镇).
Land area 15360 square kilometers, population 500,000.
Nenjiang town (also known as Mergen at the time) was the capital (seat of the Military Governor) of Heilongjiang Province in 1690-1699.
Nenjiang has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb), with long, harsh, but dry winters, and short, warm summers. The monthly daily mean in January is −24.1 °C (−11.4 °F), while the same figure for July is 20.9 °C (69.6 °F); the year averages out at only 0.38 °C (32.7 °F). Around 80% of the annual precipitation occurs from June to September, and sunshine is generous year-round.
Fengyang County is a county of Anhui Province, China. It is under the administration of Chuzhou, a prefecture-level city.
As most counties in China, Fengyang County is divided into towns (zhen) and townships (xiang). The county seat is in Fucheng Town.
The only township is Huangwan Township (黄湾乡)
Some maps (maps.sogou.com) also show Xiangxi and Xiangnan townships just to the west and south of the county seat, respectively.
During the Xia, Shang and early Zhou dynasties, the Dongyi peoples inhabited this area and were collectively known as the Huaiyi after the Huai River. During the late Western Zhou Period and the early Spring and Autumn Period, the Dongyi became increasingly sinicized and formed their own states. During the late Spring and Autumn Period, the once-powerful Dongyi state of Xu was pressured from all directions and destroyed through a series of wars with its neighbors, such as the Chu State and the Wu State. Another Dongyi State was the small Zhongli State, which was a part of the Huaiyi Confederation led by the State of Xu. Tombs belonging to the royalty of the Zhongli State were discovered in excavations between 2005 and 2008 near Fengyang. Eventually, the
Huizhou District (Chinese: 徽州区t=徽州區; pinyin: Huīzhōu Qū) is a district of Huangshan City, Anhui province, People's Republic of China. It has a population of 100,000 and an area of 424 square kilometres (164 sq mi).
Huizhou District has jurisdiction over one town and six townships.
Qiánnán Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture (Chinese: 黔南布依族苗族自治州; pinyin: Qiánnán Bùyīzú Miáozú Zìzhìzhōu; Buyei: Qianfnanf Buxqyaix ziqziqzouy) is an autonomous prefecture of Guizhou province in the People's Republic of China. The capital of the prefecture is Duyun. Qiannan has an area of 26,207 km².
According to the 2000 Census, Qiannan Prefecture has 3,569,847 inhabitants with a population density of 136.22 inhabitants/km².
The prefecture is subdivided into 12 county-level divisions: 2 county-level cities, 9 counties, and 1 autonomous county.
Anxi County (help·info) (simplified Chinese: 安溪县; traditional Chinese: 安溪縣; pinyin: Ānxī xiàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: An-khoe kōan) is a county of the municipal region of Quanzhou, in southern Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It lies adjacent to and directly north of Xiamen.
Anxi is well known for a number of varieties of Oolong tea, the most well-known of which is Tieguanyin (铁观音, "Iron Boddhisatva of Mercy").
Qingshui Yan (Chinese: 清水岩; pinyin: Qingshui Yan) is a mountain hosting a very large Buddhist temple.
China Tea Capital (Chinese: 中国茶都; pinyin: Zhongguo Chadu) is a large center dedicated to showcasing Anxi County's famous tieguanyin tea.
The county executive, legislature and judiciary are in Fengcheng Town (凤城镇), together with the CPC and PSB branches.
The county oversees 13 towns:
There are 11:
Hezheng County (simplified Chinese: 和政县; traditional Chinese: 和政縣; pinyin: Hézhèng Xiàn; Wade–Giles: Ho-cheng Hsien) is a county in the Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, province of Gansu of the People's Republic of China.
Ethnic groups include Han, Hui, and Dongxiang.
Xialu District (simplified Chinese: 下陆区; traditional Chinese: 下陸區; pinyin: Xiàlù Qū) is an administrative district of the prefecture-level city of Huangshi, Hubei province, People's Republic of China. It is a fairly small industrial and residential district, located to the west of Huangshi's downtown Huangshigang District.
Qingyang County (simplified Chinese: 青阳县; traditional Chinese: 青陽縣; pinyin: Qīngyáng Xiàn) is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of the Chizhou City. It has a population of 280,000 and an area of 1,181 square kilometres (456 sq mi). The government of Qingyang County is located in Yongcheng Town.
Qingyang County has jurisdiction over nine towns and eleven townships.
Qi County (Chinese: 杞县; pinyin: Qǐ Xiàn) is a county of Kaifeng, Henan, People's Republic of China, with an area of 1243 square km and a population of 1.05 million.
From Shang to Western Zhou, Qi County was the place of the State of Qi. In Qin Dynasty, Qi was named as Yongqiu (Chinese: 雍丘). It was the site of the Battle of Yongqiu in 756. In Song Dynasty, Yongqiu was renamed to Qi. Cai Wenji, a Han Dynasty poet and composer,was born shortly before 178 in Yu Prefecture (圉縣), Chenliu Commandery (陳留), in what is now Qi County, Kaifeng, Henan.
Qi County has 8 towns and 13 townships.
Jieshou (Chinese: 界首; pinyin: Jièshǒu) is a city in northwestern Anhui province, People's Republic of China. It is a county-level city under the administration of Fuyang City and has more than 140,000 inhabitants.
Jieshou Painted Pottery 界首彩陶 refers to the pottery produced in Jieshou City of Anhui Province, East China. It was first found in the civil kiln sites of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
Originating in the Sui (581-618) and Tang dynasties, the ancient painted pottery in Jieshou prevailed in the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911). It inherited the style of Tang Tri-colored Pottery and adopted the exquisite techniques and various styles from other artistic forms, such as Chinese paper-cut and New Year Woodcut.
The main products are utensils for daily use, such as bottles, jars and jugs, decorated with three-color carvings. The thick and primitive shape, vivid carving and unique tri-color (namely, reddish brown, beige and white) style are the characteristics of Jieshou painted pottery. The frequent subjects include characters from folk stories, theatrical tales, landscapes, flowers, birds, fish and grass.
In the process of making the pottery, the first stage is shaping, and then
Susong County (simplified Chinese: 宿松县; traditional Chinese: 宿松縣) is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of Anqing City. It has population of 800,000 and an area of 2,394 square kilometres (924 sq mi). The government of Susong County is located in Fulyu Town.
Susong County has jurisdiction over eight towns and fourteen townships.
Hengyang (simplified Chinese: 衡阳; traditional Chinese: 衡陽; pinyin: Héngyáng) is the second largest city of China's Hunan Province. It straddles the Xiang River about 160 km south of Changsha.
Its former name was Hengzhou (衡州, p Héngzhōu). This was the capital of a prefecture in the Tang Dynasty's Jiangnan and West Jiangnan circuits. Li Jingxuan was banished to superintendence of Hengzhou after feigning an illness and attempting to usurp control of the legislative bureau at Chang'an against the Gaozong Emperor's wishes in AD 680. Following the AD 705 coup that removed the Empress Wu Zetian from power, her ally Li Jiongxiu was also briefly demoted to superintendence of this province. During the reign of Emperor Muzong, the chancellor Linghu Chu was also demoted to this province for his underlings' alleged corruption.
In the 750s, the superintendent of Hengzhou Chen Xi'ang not only ruled his own region but also used his private army to dominate his nominal superior, the military governor Zhang Weiyi headquartered in Jing Prefecture (modern Jingzhou). Upon Zhang's replacement by the former chancellor Lü Yin in 760, however, Chen was placated and then killed in a surprise attack.
Huangchuan County (simplified Chinese: 潢川县; traditional Chinese: 潢川縣; pinyin: Huángchuān Xiàn; local pronunciation: Huāngchuǎn Xiàn) is a county of southeastern Henan province, People's Republic of China. It is in the centre of Xinyang City, bordering Gushi County to the east, Guangshan County to the west, Shangcheng County to the south, and both Xi and Huaibin Counties to the north.
Huangchuan was founded as Huang (黃國; pinyin: Huángguó), a vassal state of Xia Dynasty, in the 21st century BCE. It is considered root of the Chinese surname Huang. Huang was counquered by Chu in 648 BCE, during the Spring and Autumn Period.
Huangchuan County currently has 4 subdistricts, 9 towns and 8 townships. The county was reorganized in 2005, when the townships of Xiaoludian (小吕店乡) and Pengjiadian (彭家店乡), and the town of Niugang (牛岗镇) were assimilated into neighboring towns and townships.
The Qilihe District is an administrative district in the city of Lanzhou, which is the capital of the Gansu Province, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 17 administrative districts of Gansu.
Qilihe District is located on the southern bank of the Yellow River, and includes part of Lanzhou's main urban area, which stretches for tens of kilometers along the river. In the east, it borders on Chengguan District (which includes the downtown Lanzhou), and in the west, on Xigu District. The district also includes some sparsely populated arid highlands south of the river, stretching for several tens of kilometers up to the border of the Dingxi prefecture-level city.
The district's sights include the waterfront Xihu Park (西湖公园), with a good view of the Yellow River and the well-known "Mother River" statue, symbolizing the role of the Yellow River for Chinese civilization. The monument is considered the symbol of Lanzhou.
Lanzhou Workers' Palace of Culture is also in the district, not far from its border with the downtown Chengguan District.
Dengfeng (Chinese: 登封; pinyin: Dēngfēng; Postal map spelling: Tengfeng) is a county-level city in Zhengzhou, Henan province. In ancient times, it was known as Yangcheng (simplified Chinese: 阳城; traditional Chinese: 陽城; pinyin: Yángchéng).
Dengfeng has an area of 1220 square kilometers and a population of 630,000.
Dengfeng is located at the foot of the Mount Song, one of the most sacred mountains in China. The city is one of the most renowned spiritual centres of China, home to various religious institutions and temples, such as the Taoist Zhongyue Temple, the Buddhist Shaolin Temple, as well as the Confucian Songyang Academy, hence its poetic expression derived from Chinese literature as the spiritual "centre of heaven and earth".
The first Xia Dynasty capital Yangcheng was built west of Gaocheng Township on the Yin River under the sacred Mount Song.
The famous Shaolin Monastery, traditional origin of Zen, is located in Dengfeng.
In 2010, UNESCO inscribed several of the most renowned sites across Dengfeng onto its World Heritage List under the title "Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in 'The Centre of Heaven and Earth'." The World Heritage Site includes several historic gates, temples
Dongzhi County (simplified Chinese: 东至县; traditional Chinese: 東至縣; pinyin: Dōngzhì Xiàn) is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of Chizhou City. It has a population of 530,000 and an area of 3,256 square kilometres (1,257 sq mi). The government of Dongzhi County is located in Yaodu Town.
Dongzhi County has jurisdiction over ten towns and 21 townships.
Dongzhi is served by the Tongling–Jiujiang Railway.
Hanshan County (simplified Chinese: 含山县; traditional Chinese: 含山縣; pinyin: Hánshān Xiàn) is a district of Anhui Province, People's Republic of China under the jurisdiction of Ma'anshan City. It has a population of 440,000 and an area of 1,028 square kilometres (397 sq mi). The government of Hanshan County is located in Huanfeng Town.
Hanshan County has jurisdiction over eight towns and seven townships.
Huoqui County (simplified Chinese: 霍邱县; traditional Chinese: 霍邱縣; pinyin: Huòqiū Xiàn) is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of Lu'an City. It has a population of 1,640,000 and an area of 3,774 square kilometres (1,457 sq mi). The government of Huoqiu County is located in Chengguan Town.
Huoqiu County has jurisdiction over 21 towns and 11 townships.
Shitai County (simplified Chinese: 石台县; traditional Chinese: 石台縣; pinyin: Shítái Xiàn) is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of Chizhou City. It has population of 110,000 and an area of 1,403 square kilometres (542 sq mi). The government of Shitai County is located in Qili Town. Shitai County is a producer of silk and tea leaves.
The well-known "Guniujiang" National Nature Reserve is located on the border between Shitai county and Qimen county. It is said that the "Guniujiang" has the last piece of original forest in East China.
Shitai County has jurisdiction over five towns and ten townships.
Daye (Chinese: 大冶; pinyin: Dàyě) is a city of eastern Hubei province, People's Republic of China. Administratively, it is a county-level city of Huangshi City.
Before the adoption of the Hanyu Pinyin, the name of the city was often transcribed in English as Tayeh.
As it is usually the case with county-level cities, Daye includes both an urban core and a fair amount of rural land in all directions, with smaller townships (zhen) such as Dajipu (大箕铺). According to the Fifth Population Census of China (2000), the entire county-level city of Daye had 813,600 residents, with a population density of 558 people per square kilometer.
The city is served by the China National Highway 106 (which coincides in this area with China National Highway 316) and a railway. There are no passenger train stations in Daye, however; passengers must board at the Huansghi station, near Huangshi center city.
The Daye Lake south of Daye's urban core is surrounded by parks and fishing ponds, and is a popular place for recreation.
For a traveler who goes on G316 from Wuhan toward the south-east, Daye appears as a border between more urban and more rural parts of the province. Daye sits on the south-eastern
Kaili (Simplified Chinese: 凯里市) is a city in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou province, China. It is the center of Miao culture, hosting more than 120 festivals every year. Kaili has a population of 478,642 in 2010 and is a major producer of rice.
A significant population of Miao and Gejia (officially classified as Miao) live in Kaili. Kaili is host to more than 120 Miao festivals throughout the year. The Miao are known for arts and crafts, including jewelry, embroidery, brocade, batik, and papercutting.
The prestigious Qiandongnan National Polytechnic College is in Kaili. Currently it has four campuses with plans to move to a new campus outside of the city by Fall 2012. It is a technical school, consisting of majors such as nursing, accounting, forestry, hotel management, tourism, etc. The 2011-2012 school year marked the first year foreign teachers came to QNPC. The cross-cultural exchanges were vital in fostering a vibrant academic culture at QNPC.
Kaili is also home to Kaili University.
Kaili's area is 1306 km. The postal code for Kaili is 556000.
Yu'an District (simplified Chinese: 裕安区; traditional Chinese: 裕安區; pinyin: Yù'ān Qū) is a district in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of Lu'an City. It has a population of 930,000 and an area of 1,526 square kilometres (589 sq mi). The government of Yu'an District is located in Yunlu Street.
Fengshun (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Fungshun or Pungshan; Chinese: 豐順) is a county in Meizhou Municipality (梅州市), Guangdong Province.
While Meizhou is famously Hakka, Fengshun is the southernmost of its counties : it borders Jieyang and Chaozhou municipalities and is comprised in their Teochew dialect area. (Teochew being a branch of the Min Nan language centred on the adjacent region of Fujian).
Fengshun County's executive, legislature and judiciary are in Tangkeng (汤坑), together with its CPC and PSB branches.
The town of Tangkeng (汤坑镇) is here, the site of the clash on September 30 and October 1, 1927, called the Battle of Shantou, when 5000 communist-led mutinous troops from the Nanchang Uprising were nearly routed by 15 000 well-positioned and better-supplied Right-Kuomintang forces.
Huaining County (Chinese: 怀宁县t=懷寧縣) is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of Anqing City. It has a population of 790,000 and an area of 1,543 square kilometres (596 sq mi). The government of Huaining County was originally based in Shipai (石牌镇) Town and moved to its current location in Gaohe Town (高河镇) on Jan. 18th, 2002.
Huaining County has jurisdiction over sixteen towns and seven townships.
Huaining County is noted for its Huangmeixi Opera, one of the sources of Peking Opera.
Taihu County (Chinese: 太湖县; Pinyin: Tàihú Xiàn) is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China under the jurisdiction of Anqing City. It has a population of 560,000 and an area of 2,031 square kilometres (784 sq mi). The seat of government is located in Jingxi Town.
Taihu is noted for its "Huating Lake" with its mountains and scenic waters. The lake was originally built for flood control and power generation with a dam constructed in the 1960s. Although it was formerly blamed for destroying large areas of farm land, it has evolved into a popular tourism location.
The county has a long history of Zen, an important tributary of Chinese Buddhism.
Taihu County has jurisdiction over 10 towns and 5 townships.
Guanghe County (simplified Chinese: 广河县; traditional Chinese: 廣河縣; pinyin: Guǎnghé Xiàn; Wade–Giles: Kuang-ho Hsien) is a county in the Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, located in the province of Gansu of the People's Republic of China. It contains an ethnic minority of the Dongxiang.
Jinshui District (Chinese: 金水区; Pinyin: Jīnshuǐ Qū) is a district in Zhengzhou city, Henan Province. The District is 242.2 square km, in which the urban area is 58 square km. The total population is 1.01 million, in which the urban population is 865 thousand.
The seat of the Henan Province government is located in the district. The widest road in Henan Province, Huayuan Road, Wenhua Road are also in the Jinshui District. The famous Erqi Memorial Tower is in the center of the city. Jianxue Street, or called Jian Xue Jie in Chinese, is an educational area. The famous Henan Experimental Middle School, No.8 Middle School, No.9 Middle School, the Henan Foreigh Trade School, Henan Experimental Primary School and the No.1 Primary School of Wenhua Road, Zhengzhou are in the district.
Jinshui District has 15 subdistricts and 2 towns:
Zoi City or Hezuo City (Tibetan: གཙོས་གྲོང་ཁྱིར།, ZYPY: Zoi Chongkyir; Chinese: 合作市; pinyin: Hézuò Shì) is the administrative seat of the Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southern Gansu province in Western China. It is home to the Hezuo Monastery and its Milarepa Tower, the Langshangmaio Temple, and a mosque. There is a breed of pig, the Hezuo Swine, from here also.
The Tibetan name Zoi/Hzoi གཙོས། is pronounced Dzoi in Standard Tibetan and pronounced Hdzoi/Hdzu in local dialect.
With an elevation of nearly 3,000 metres (9,800 ft), Hezuo has an alpine subarctic climate (Köppen Dwc), with long, very cold, dry winters, and short, mild summers. The monthly daily mean temperature in January, the coldest month, is −9.9 °C (14.2 °F), while the same figure for July, the warmest month, is 12.8 °C (55.0 °F); the year averages out at 2.4 °C (36.3 °F). Most of the annual precipitation is delivered from May to September.
Mengcheng County (Chinese: 蒙城县; pinyin: Méngchéng Xiàn) is a county of Anhui Province, China. It is under the administration of Bozhou city, bordering Lixin County. It is famous for its beef production. Comedian named Niu Qun once resided in Mengcheng. Mengcheng is located near the east side of China.
Sansha is a prefecture within the bailiwick of the People's Republic of China's Hainan province which administers (actually or nominally) several island groups and undersea atolls in the South China Sea, comprising the Spratly and Paracel Islands as well as the Macclesfield Bank. The entire territory is disputed, and China's de facto control over the area varies. Sansha has equal administrative status to a prefecture-level city, and was created on 24 July 2012.
The establishment of Sansha is simply an upgrade of the administrative status of these island groups from the previous county-level Administrative Office, and construction of a city is not actually underway. A garrison may be established, however. The US State Department called the change in the administrative status of the territory "unilateral", and the move has received criticism from two nations engaged in the South China Sea dispute, the Philippines and Vietnam.
The centre of government for Sansha is located on Yongxing (Woody) Island in the Paracels, where some 600 Chinese civilians reside. Woody Island is the largest of the islands in the Paracel and Spratly groups with an area of about 5 square miles (13 km).
ChangLe (simplified Chinese: 长乐; traditional Chinese: 長樂; pinyin: Chánglè, Foochow Romanized: Diòng-lŏ̤h) is a county-level city located in eastern Fujian province, People's Republic of China. Another Changle (昌乐市) is located in Shandong province. Administered by Fuzhou City, it is occupies a land area of 648 square kilometres (250 sq mi) and a sea area of 1,327 square kilometres (512 sq mi). Changle was established in the sixth year of Emperor Wu-De (623 AD) during the Tang Dynasty, and it became a county-level city on February 18, 1994. The city faces Taiwan across the Taiwan Strait and is connected to Mawei Economic and Technological Zone by the Min River. The city may change its present status to a district due to a government proposal.
Located 30 kilometres (19 mi) outside of urban Fuzhou, Changle has a total population of 680,000 and is the home to 400,000 overseas Chinese.
The Fuzhou Changle International Airport is a major airport located in Zhanggang Subdistrict (formerly, Zhanggang Town) of Changle. This airport services the entire northern Fujian area, and it has regular scheduled flights to many domestic and international destinations.
Airport Express Way (Toll Road),
Feidong County (simplified Chinese: 肥东县; traditional Chinese: 肥東縣; pinyin: Féidōng Xiàn) is a county to the east of Hefei, Anhui Province, People's Republic of China. The county has a surface of 2,215.53 km² and a population of 861,960 inhabitants. It contains 18 towns and 2 development zones.
Jinjiang City (simplified Chinese: 晋江; traditional Chinese: 晉江; pinyin: Jìnjiāng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chìn-kang) is a county-level city of Quanzhou City, Fujian, People's Republic of China. It is located in the southeastern part of the province, on the right or south bank of the Jin River, across from Quanzhou's urban district of Fengze. Jinjiang also borders the Taiwan Strait of the East China Sea to the south, and Quanzhou's other county-cities of Shishi and Nan'an to the east and west, respectively. It has an area of 721.7 square kilometres (278.6 sq mi) and a population of 1,986,447 as of 2010.
Jinjiang has 6 subdistricts and 13 towns:
Jinjiang is known for the large number of foreign-invested factories which operate there, especially in the clothing and name-brand footwear industry. Many migrant laborers come from elsewhere in Fujian and even from outside the province to commit themselves to year-long contracts.
Jinjiang people speak the Quanzhou variant of Minnan dialect which is largely intelligible to speakers of the Xiamen/Zhangzhou variant (which is also spoken by most Taiwanese). As in many parts of China, most Jinjiang people can use Putonghua (Mandarin) to communicate with
Huangpu District (formerly transcribed as Whampoa) is one of the ten districts in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, People's Republic of China.
Huangpu was the dock area and waterfront for many European cargo vessels trading with China in the 18th century, such as those associated with the Maritime Fur Trade and Old China Trade. During the First Opium War, the Battle of Whampoa was fought between British and Chinese forces on 2 March 1841. The Whampoa Military Academy was founded in 1924.
Huangpu district is one of the developed, and developing, industrial districts in Guangzhou. As such, this district has many factories and wharves. It also has some hotels mainly frequented by business people. These hotels are particularly busy during the Canton Fair.
Huangshan District is a district of Huangshan City, Anhui province, People's Republic of China. It has a population of 163,000 and an area of 1,669 square kilometres (644 sq mi). The government of Huangshan District is located in Jintai Town. The renowned Huangshan Mountain is located within the district.
Huangshan District has jurisdiction over six towns and eight townships.
Longzihu District is a district of Anhui Province, China. It is under the administration of Bengbu city.
The release in 2010 of a documentary called The Warriors of Qiugang: A Chinese Village Fights Back, chronicles how the 1876 village residents of Qiugang (仇 岗) mobilized themselves to stop the local factory Jiucailuo from producing pesticides and herbicides which severely affected their living conditions.
The only town is Changhuaiwei (长淮卫镇), and the only township is Lilou Township (李楼乡)
Danyang (Simplified Chinese: 丹阳市; Traditional Chinese: 丹陽市; pinyin: Dānyáng Shì) is a county-level city administered by Zhenjiang in Jiangsu Province, in the People's Republic of China. However, it is actually located about halfway between Zhenjiang and Changzhou, and is easier to reach from Changzhou than Zhenjiang. During the Southern Dynasties it was the home town of the royal families of both the Southern Qi and Liang Dynasties. As a result, many of the emperors and princes of these royal families were buried here in elaborate tombs. Nowadays it is better known for its production of optical lenses used in sunglasses and eyeglasses. In 2012 Danyang received a new train station, the North Station (Bei Zhan), on the Shanghai to Beijing high-speed railway line, making it possible to travel between Danyang and Shanghai's Hongqiao Station in only one hour and 10 minutes. There is also a new train station for regular rail service located in the downtown city center. Danyang has a total area of 1,059 km and a population of roughly 890,000. Danyang locals speak a dialect of Wu Chinese, and the city is on the linguistic borderline between Wu Chinese and Jianghuai Mandarin.
Changshu (Chinese: 常熟; pinyin: Chángshú; Wade-Giles: Ch'ang-shu; lit. "a place of all time harvest") is a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Suzhou, and is located in the south-eastern part of eastern-China’s Jiangsu Province as well as the Yangtze River Delta. Due to the mild climate and terrain there, it has enjoyed a high level of agriculture civilization since ancient times, and is named after this, for in Chinese Chang (常) means “always, often” and Shu (熟) has the meaning of “crop harvest”. Not surprisingly, there is a town nearby called Taicang which means “Greatest Granary”.
Changshu comprises 12 towns and two provincial economy and technology development districts. As a historically and culturally famous city, Changshu is known for its long history, beautiful scenery and prosperity. It is one of the most well developed counties in China: its GDP reached 97.2 billion yuan in 2007, and GDP per capita reached 91,846 yuan (ca. US$12,000), ranking among the top 10 counties within China.
Changshu first became an independent county in 540 AD, but in 581 was made subordinate to Suzhou. It was promoted to seat of a full prefecture in 1295, was rebuilt and fortified in the
Changfeng County (simplified Chinese: 长丰县; traditional Chinese: 長豐縣; pinyin: Chángfēng Xiàn) is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the administration of Hefei city. The county has a surface of 1,922.24 km² and a population of 629,535 inhabitants. It contains 9 towns, 6 townships, and a development zone.
Daguan District (simplified Chinese: 大观区;; traditional Chinese: 大觀區; pinyin: Dàguān Qū) is a district of Anhui Province, People's Republic of China under the jurisdiction of Anqing City. It has a population of 267,000 (2005) and an area of 203.9 square kilometres (79 sq mi).
Daguan District has jurisdiction over seven subdistricts, including Haikou Town and Yamaguchi Township.
Nanshan District (simplified Chinese: 南山区; traditional Chinese: 南山區; pinyin: Nánshān Qū) is one of the seven districts comprising Shenzhen. It encompasses the southwest area of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, with a population of 0.9 million. The size of the district is 182 km².
Nanshan District is organized into the following sub-districts.
The Shenzhen Ferry Terminal in Shekou offers service to Hong Kong (Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and Hong Kong International Airport), Zhuhai and Macau. The ferry takes approximately 45 minutes to reach Hong Kong. Cross boundary coaches to and from Hong Kong are also available at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point (along the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Corridor).
Tencent Limited has its headquarters in the Hi-tech Park (新科技园 Xīn Kējì Yuán) in Nanshan, as does ZTE.
Eight of Shenzhen's eleven full-time universities are located in Nanshan :
There are four international high schools and private high schools in NanShan:
These high schools all offer British, University of Cambridge International Centre (CIC) A - Level or North American style curricula, with English as the language of instruction.
Siziwang Banner (Chinese: 四子王旗; pinyin: Sìzǐwáng Qí) is a banner (county equivalent) in Inner Mongolia, China, which is located about 80 km (50 mi) north of Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia.
The county seat is Wulanhua Town, which has a population of about 200,000. Administratively, Siziwang is within the jurisdiction of Ulaan Chab prefecture-level city.
Siziwang literally means "four princes". The name comes from four Mongol brothers, Sengge (僧格), Suonuobu (索諾布), Emubu (鄂木布) and Yi'erzhamu (伊爾扎木), who were descendants of Hasar, a brother of Genghis Khan. They led their tribe in participating in the Manchu Qing Dynasty's conquest of Ming China in the early 17th century. In recognition of their service, the Qing court made Emubu the Duoluo Commandery Prince (多羅郡王) in 1649 and settled their tribe in the area of modern Siziwang Banner. The title was hereditary and passed through fourteen of his descendants before communist China abolished all hereditary titles in Inner Mongolia in 1949. The last prince, Sudanamuchaogeji (蘇達那木朝格吉), died as a private citizen in 1957. There is a sculpture of the four original princes in Wulanhua, erected in 2003.
About 60 km (37 mi) north of
Bao'an District (Chinese: 宝安区; pinyin: Bǎo'ān Qū) is one of the seven districts comprising Shenzhen, a major economic city in Guangdong, People's Republic of China. It is one of three districts lying outside the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, alongside Longgang. With 5 million people, Bao'an is Shenzhen's largest district.
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport (深圳宝安国际机场) is situated in this district.
Bao'an is an industrial center with many electronics factories.
Bao'an has a notoriously bad security record. Since the turn of the millennium the district has seen a string of high-profile abductions, robberies, and other cases of violent crime.
Bao'an District contains ten subdistricts:
Shenzhen Airlines is headquartered on the grounds of Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport in Bao'an District. Jade Cargo International is headquartered on the sixth floor of the Shenzhen Airlines Flight Operations Building on grounds of Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport.
Chengde (Chinese: 承德; pinyin: Chéngdé), previously known as Jehol or Rehe (Chinese: 熱河; pinyin: Rèhé), is a prefecture-level city in Hebei province, People's Republic of China, situated northeast of Beijing. It is best known as the site of the Mountain Resort, a vast imperial garden and palace formerly used by the Qing emperors as summer residence. The urban center had a population of approximately 450,000 as of 2009.
In 1703, Chengde was chosen by the Kangxi Emperor as the location for his summer residence. Constructed throughout the eighteenth century, the Mountain Resort (避暑山庄; literally "avoiding the heat mountain villa") was used by both the Yongzheng and Qianlong emperors. The site is currently an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since the seat of government followed the emperor, Chengde was a political center of the Chinese empire during these times.
The city of Jehol reached its height under the Qianlong Emperor 1735-1796 (died 1799). The great monastery temple of the Potala, loosely based on the Potala in Lhasa, was completed after just four years of work in 1771. It was heavily decorated with gold and the emperor worshipped in the Golden Pavilion. In the temple itself was a
Jiangxia District (simplified Chinese: 江夏区; traditional Chinese: 江夏區; pinyin: Jiāngxià Qū) is one of the administrative districts of the city of Wuhan, People's Republic of China. Jiangxia district has an area of 2,009 square kilometres (776 sq mi) and a population of 680,000.
Unlike most other districts into which the City of Wuhan is divided, Jingxia includes no part of Wuhan's main urban core. It is entirely located in the rural area south of the Wuhan city center. Jingxia has its own urban core, which is a large town some 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Wuhan proper.
The district is served by the Wulongquan East Railway Station on the Wuhan-Guangzhou High-speed Railway.
Chibi City (Chinese: 赤壁; pinyin: Chìbì) is a city of about 133,000 in southeastern Hubei province, People's Republic of China. The city was originally named Puqi (蒲圻) until 11 June 1998, when the State Council approved the renaming to "Chibi" to tie the city to the famous historical Battle of Chibi. It is administratively a county-level city of Xianning City.
Chibi has an area of 1,723 square kilometres (665 sq mi) and a population of 506,509 as of 2006.
Yangloudong (羊楼洞), an old center of tea production and trade. Located in Zhaoliqiao town near Hubei's border with Hunan, some 26 kilometres (16 mi) southwest of downtown Chibi.
Shaoshan (Chinese: 韶山; pinyin: Sháoshān) is a county-level city in Xiangtan, Hunan Province, noted as the birthplace of Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China. Shaoshan was an important base during the Chinese Communist Revolution.
Shaoshan residents have capitalised on their most well-known resident such that the city is also the birthplace of Mao's Family Restaurant, a restaurant chain that has spread to many other cities. On the one hand, driven economy in many rural areas. On the other hand, spreading the Chinese nation's traditional culture and let people know more about Chinese nation's traditional culture.
Mao remains a popular figure in the area.
Population: city consists of 100,000 residents of which 16,000 are non-farmers. The total land area is 210 square kilometres (81 sq mi).
Geography: in the Hunan province of Hunan in the east-central hilly region, the geographical coordinates of longitude 112 ° 23'52 "-112 ° 38'13", latitude 27 ° 51'40 "-28 ° 1'53".
Topography: hilly areas. The city's development over the whole territory of the formation, geological structure is complicated. Hills, gurgling streams, red soil segment is connected.
Yueyang (simplified Chinese: 岳阳; traditional Chinese: 岳陽; pinyin: Yuèyáng; Wade–Giles: Yüeh-yang; Postal map spelling: Yochow) is a prefecture-level city at the northeastern corner of Hunan province, South Central China, on the southern shores of Dongting Lake.
The Yueyang metropolitan area occupies 14,896 km². and the city proper occupies 304 km². The population is 5,477,911 at the 2010 census whom 571,670 live in the built up area made of Yueyanglou District.
The city's most famous attraction is the Yueyang Tower (岳阳楼 Yuèyánglóu).
City flower: Gardenia. It is twinned with Numazu, Japan and Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada.
The Yueyang prefecture is made up of six outlying districts, two special districts and the city proper. The six city districts are Huarong, Linxiang, Xiangyin, Pingjiang, Miluo and Yueyang. The two special (smaller) districts are Junshan and Yunxi, which used to be part of Yueyang city proper but were separated into their own special districts for administrative purposes.
The area now called Yueyang has been inhabited for over 3,000 years. It was originally established as a prefecture called Hanchang in 210 AD during the Three Kingdoms period.
Under the Song
Chaoyang District (simplified Chinese: 朝阳区; traditional Chinese: 朝陽區; pinyin: Cháoyáng Qū; lit. "facing the sun") is a district of Beijing, China.
Chaoyang is home to the majority of Beijing's many foreign embassies, the well-known Sanlitun bar street, as well as Beijing's growing CBD. The Olympic Green, built for the 2008 Summer Olympics, is also in Chaoyang. Chaoyang extends west to Chaoyangmen on the eastern 2nd Ring Road, and nearly as far east as the Ximazhuang toll station on the Jingtong Expressway. Within the urban area of Beijing, it occupies 475 square kilometers, making it the largest district, with Haidian second. As of 2005, Chaoyang had a total population of 3,642,000, making it the second most populous in Beijing. The district has jurisdiction over 22 subdistrict offices and 20 area offices. Chaoyang is also home to Silk Street, and many other market areas, shopping malls, and restaurant strips.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture are headquartered in the district.
China National Aviation Holdings Company (parent company of Air China), SOHO China, CITIC Group, Sinopec, and Beijing Capital Airlines have their headquarters in Chaoyang District.
Dehua (Chinese: 德化; pinyin: Déhuà; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tek-hòa) is a county located in central Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Quanzhou City and covers an area of 2,232 square kilometres (862 sq mi) with a total population of 300,000.
Dehua is rich in kaolin and famous for ceramic products, especially crafts and dinnerware, including candle holders, Piggy banks, photo frames, jewel boxes, flower baskets, jars, vases, plaques, wall plaques, garden decorations, figurines, statues; animals, birds, pets and many other items.
In 2006 Dehua's GDP amounted to 6.036 billion Yuan.
Sanshui District, formerly Sanshui City, is a district with about 386,000 inhabitants in Foshan, Guangdong province, People's Republic of China.
The neighbouring cities, counties and districts are Gaoyao, Dinghu District and Sihui in the west, Qingxin County and Qingyuan in the north, Huadu District and Nanhai District in the east and Gaoming District in the south-west. Sanshui administers 2 subdistricts and 5 towns:
Oil, coal, and slate are found in the surrounding area. However, Sanshui is also an important producer of food for Guangdong Province, especially fruit. The mainstay of the former city's economy was the Jianlibao Company, which produced a soft drink made from oranges and honey. During the 1990s, Jianlibao was a popular drink throughout China and it even made it into the Hong Kong market. However, embezzlement by the company's senior management has reduced its success. Despite Sanshui's proximity to Guangzhou and other Pearl River Delta cities, it remains a relatively poor place with many people only earning a few hundred yuan a month.
Sanshui is on the railway line from Guangzhou to Maoming. The district is served by G15 Shenyang–Haikou Expressway (which provides
Xingning (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Hingning; simplified Chinese: 兴宁; traditional Chinese: 興寧; pinyin: Xīngníng) is a county-level city, under the jurisdiction of Meizhou, in Guangdong province of the People's Republic of China.
Xingning used to be called Qichang (Chinese: 齐昌).
Xingning county was established in 331 CE.
Xingning was the capital of the 10th-century Southern Han Dynasty.
Long a county, Xingning was upgraded to County-level city within the municipal purview of Meizhou in 1991.
Xingning is located in eastern part of Guangdong province, to the north - ie inland and upland.
Xingning borders the counties of Pingyuan, Meixian, Fengshun and Wuhua, all in Meizhou; Longchuan in Heyuan Municipality; and Xunwu in Ganzhou Municipality, Jiangxi.
Xingning is the second largest city in east Guangdong, with an area of 2105 km2; and a population of 1.13 million. The city governs 29 towns/townships containing 475 villages.
Residents in Xingning are mostly Hakkas.
Zhougqu County (Chinese: 舟曲县, pinyin: Zhōuqū Xiàn; Tibetan: འབྲུག་ཆུ་རྫོང, ZWPY: Zhugqu Zong) is an administrative district in Gansu, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 58 counties of Gansu. It is part of the Gannan Prefecture. Its postal code is 746300, and in 2010 its population was 134,000 people.
According to historical records, Chengguan Town (Chinese: 城关镇, the county seat area) has been struck by 11 devastating mudslides since 1823.
On Aug 8, 2010, deadly mudslides caused by torrential rain struck the county and resulted in 1,144 people dead. It has been said by some experts that the scale of disaster was affected by deforestation and the construction of hydro dams in the area.
Fuqing (Chinese: 福清; pinyin: Fúqīng; Wade–Giles: Fu-ch'ing; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Hok-chhiaⁿ; Foochow Romanized: Hók-chiăng; also romanized as Hokchia) is a county-level city of Fuzhou Prefecture in Fujian Province, People's Republic of China.
Fuqing is located in the north-central part of Fujian's sea coast, south of Fuzhou and north of Putian. It has a long indented coast line on the East China Sea (or Taiwan Strait, depending on the definition), to the south of Fuzhou.
The northern part of the county-level city, including the city's central urban area, is in the valley of the Longjiang River. The southern part includes a number of peninsulas with highly indented coast.
Fuqing is situated 45 kilometres (28 mi) to the south from Changle International Airport. This city nowadays grows as an industrial area, supported by a good infrastructure of Fuzhou–Quanzhou Highway, Fuzhou–Xiamen Railway (Fuqing Railway Station), and a port (Fuqing Port, 福清港) on the Taiwan Strait.
Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant is under construction near Sanshan Town, on the southern coast of the county.
Fuqing, as well as most of the entire Fujian province, is known for its large number of overseas
Panyu District is a district of Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. It used to be a county-level city before it was incorporated in the administration of Guangzhou. The name of Panyu dates back to the completion of the conquest of Guangdong by Qin Shi Huang. It was the old name of present-day Guangzhou. It covers an area of about 661.88 square kilometres (255.55 sq mi).
Panyu lies at the heart of the Pearl River Delta (Chinese: 珠江三角洲), its boundary straddles from latitudes 22.26' to 23.05', and sprawls from longitudes 113.14' to 113.42'. Facing the Lion Sea in the east and the estuary of the Pearl River in the south, its eastern border is separated from the Dongguan by a strip of water, and the western border of Panyu is adjacent to the cities of Nanhai, Shunde and Zhongshan, while it abuts the downtown of Guangzhou in the north. The site of the People's government of Panyu is Shiqiao which is 17 kilometres (11 mi) from downtown Guangzhou and 38 and 42 nautical miles (78 km) from the cities of Hong Kong and Macao respectively.
There are at least 11 speculations on the etymology of the name. Established in the Qin Dynasty in 214 BC, Panyu is one of the oldest cities in China. It
Yiling District (simplified Chinese: 夷陵区; traditional Chinese: 夷陵區; pinyin: Yílíng Qū) is a district of the prefecture-level city of Yichang, Hubei province, People's Republic of China]]. Created in July 2001, the district includes most of the former Yichang County, with the exception of Yichang center city (which forms Xiling District) and certain southern and western suburbs.
The land area of Yiling District is 3424 square km, population 510,000 (as of 2004).
The district is divided into 8 towns, 3 townships, and 1 "locality" (jiedao):
The district's seat of government is on the northern outskirts of Yichang urban area.
Both Gezhouba Dam and the Three Gorges Dam are located within the district.
The Xiling Bridge spans the Changjiang (Yangtze River) in the western part of Yiling District, connecting the towns of Letianxi and Sandouping on the northern and southern sides of the river. To add to the confusion, Yiling Bridge is not within Yiling District - rather, it connects the center-city Xiling District with Dianjun District south of the river.
Beidaihe District (simplified Chinese: 北戴河区; traditional Chinese: 北戴河區; pinyin: Běidàihé Qū; Wade–Giles: Pei Tai Ho) is a popular beach resort and a district of the city of Qinhuangdao, Hebei province on China's Bohai Sea coast. It has an area of 70.14 km (27.08 sq mi) and, as of 2008, a population of 66,000, as well as a coastline of 22.5 km (14.0 mi). It is also known as a birding haven.
The Beidaihe Beach Resort stretches 10 km from east to west, from the Yinjiao Pavilion to the mouth of the Daihe river. The beach itself is covered with fine yellow sand stretching some 100 meters to the sea. The water is shallow. Mount Lianfeng near the beach has two peaks covered by abundant green pines and cypresses. Lush vegetation, caves, decorated pavilions, secluded paths and winding bridges have made it attractive to visitors from throughout China. There are still relatively few Western visitors, and there is little proliferation of English among the local populace.
English railway engineers were the first Europeans to discover the fishing village in the 1890s and it was not long before wealthy Chinese and foreign diplomats from Beijing and Tianjin made the village a popular destination.
Conghua is a county-level city of central Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Guangzhou City. Conghua is important place connecting Pearl River Delta with the mountainous area in the North of Guangdong Province.
It covers an area of 1984 square kilometers with a population of 600,000. In terms of the comprehensive power, it takes the lead among the fifty-seven counties and cities in Guangdong Province, with overall GDP RMB10.369 billion, GDP USD2,360 per person, general industrial and agricultural production value of RMB27.5 billions, and 1 billion revenue. Known for hot springs and lichees, Conghua also boasts a long history, flourishing culture and excellent ecological environment. Rapid progresses have been made in recent years and five advantages of Conghua City have been built and strengthened.
Futian District (simplified Chinese: 福田区; traditional Chinese: 福田區; Mandarin Pinyin: Fútián Qū; Jyutping: fuktin keoi) is one of seven districts of the city of Shenzhen, People's Republic of China. It is home to many high-rises, with some of the most important buildings in Shenzhen, such as the SEG Tower, China Merchants Bank, Shenzhen Library and Concert Hall, Shenzhen Development Bank and the Shenzhen City Hall.
Futian has a population of about 885,000 as of 2002. It is mostly a residential district in Shenzhen; it is known as "The hub of living in Shenzhen".
Futian has 8 subdistrics:
Hanyang (simplified Chinese: 汉阳区; traditional Chinese: 漢陽區; pinyin: Hànyáng Qū) was one of the three cities that merged into modern-day Wuhan, the capital of the Hubei province, People's Republic of China. Currently, it is a district and stands between the Han River and the Yangtze River, where the former falls into the latter. It is connected by bridges with its former sister cities, Hankou and Wuchang.
The name "Hanyang" continues to be commonly used for the part of urban Wuhan between the Han and the Yangtze. Administratively, the area forms Hanyang District of the City of Wuhan, with an area of 108 square kilometers and a population of 510,000.
The Hanyang Arsenal is known for its production of the so-called "Hanyang rifle" - an indigenous Asian copy of the German Model 1888 Commission Rifle, which was heavily used in World War II, as well as in the Korean War and Vietnam War.
Huma County (simplified Chinese: 呼玛县; traditional Chinese: 呼瑪縣; pinyin: Hūmǎ xiàn; Manchu: Hūmar Siyan; Russian: Кумары) is a county in the far north of the Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China. The county seat is located on the right (southwestern) bank of the Amur River, a few kilometers upstream from the fall of the Huma River (formerly also known as Houmar) into the Amur. It is under the administration of the Da Hinggan Ling Prefecture.
The opposite side of the Amur River is in Russia, where there is a village with the same name in Russified form, Kumara (Russian: Кумара)
Kumarsk, the predecessor of the present-day Huma, was a fortified Russian town in the Amur river region, founded in 1652 by Yerofey Khabarov and his companions, during his retreat from Achansk, corresponding to the present-day Khabarovsk, where he was besieged by Manchu and Daur allied forces.
On 13 March 1655, the Komar fortress, defended by the ataman Onufriy Stepanov and his 500 Cossacks, was besieged by a Qing army led by Mingandali (Ch: 明安达理) consisting of 10,000 men. The outnumbered defenders repulsed several assaults. The defeated Manchu lift the siege the following month (on 3 April 1655).
Jingzhou (Chinese: 荆州) is a prefecture-level city in southern Hubei, People's Republic of China, located on the banks of the Yangtze River. As of the 2010 census, its total population is 5,691,707, 1,154,086 of whom reside in the built-up area made of 3 urban districts.
Jingzhou occupies an area of 14,067 square kilometres (5,431 sq mi) with its topography rising from east to west. It is densely covered by a network of waterways, as well as lakes, and is located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River on the Jianghan Plain. Downstream to its east lies Wuhan, the provincial capital and to the west the city of Yichang, the Three Gorges, and finally the Chongqing Municipality. Jingmen City, also in Hubei, lies to the north; to its south are Yueyang and Changde, both in Hunan Province.
Jingzhou has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with hot, humid summers, and damp, chilly, but drier winters. Monthly daily average temperatures range from 4.1 °C (39.4 °F) in January to 28.0 °C (82.4 °F) in July. The area receives 1,800 to 2,000 hours of sunshine per year and has a frost-free period of 242–263 days annually.
According to the 2010 Census, the prefecture-level city of Jingzhou
Pingfang District (Chinese: 平房区; pinyin: Píngfáng Qū) is a district in the outskirts of Harbin, China (in the 1930s and 1940s a part of the Japanese puppet state Manchukuo). It was the headquarters of the Japanese Biological Warfare Unit 731 during the Japanese invasion of China and World War II. It had an airport, railway and dungeons. Most of Pingfang was burnt by the Japanese to destroy evidence but the incinerator where the remains of victims were burnt remains and is still in use as part of a factory.
Pingfang is an industrial center of Harbin now. Hafei (a factory producing helicopters, small airplanes, minivans, and cars), Dongan (a factory producing aircraft and automobile engines), and Northeast Light Alloy Processing Plant are the three major manufacturers there.
Bǎotíng Li and Miao Autonomous County (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Paoting) is an autonomous county in Hainan, People's Republic of China. One of the six autonomous counties on the island, its postal code is 572300. In 1999 the county had a population of 155,575, largely made up of people from the Li and Miao minorities.
Lufeng City (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Lukfung) is a county-level city in the Shanwei municipal region, Guangdong, on the South China Sea coast, east of Hong Kong.
Lufeng City is situated next to the county of Haifeng (also under Shanwei but not yet upgraded); the area is sometimes conjointly referred to as Hailufeng.
The county was half of the short-lived Haifeng-Lufeng Soviet established 1927.
The county-level city's Jieshi Town was the scene of serious inter-village violence in October 2009 and March 2010.
In September 2011, a series of protests occurred in Wukan Village over allegations of official party members unfairly selling farmers' land for development. Fresh protests broke out in December, when one of the village leaders died in the police custody. The police blocked the roads leading to the village.
It has a population of 1.7 million, the majority of which are of Hoklo heritage; the rest are Hakka. Therefore both Min Nan and Hakka dialects are spoken, in addition to Mandarin which is used in official and public life. The Hailufeng dialect, however, only refers to the Hokkien variant.
As of 2005 year's end, the city comprises three urban subdistricts (街道, jiedao)
Qixia District (simplified Chinese: 栖霞区; traditional Chinese: 棲霞區; pinyin: qīxiá qū or Xīxiá qū), Jiangsu, China a city district of the City of Nanjing directly northeast across the Yangtze River from Nanjing.
It has an area of 80 km and the population of 400,000.
The Qixia Mountain is located in Qixia District. The Qixia Temple, a Southern Tang Buddhist temple, is situated on that mountain. During the Qing Dynasty, Emperor Qianlong praised it as the most elegant mountain in Jinling.
A number of Liang Dynasty tombs are located within the district, primarily in and around the Ganjiaxiang section of the district. Among them, particularly well known is that of Xiao Xiu (475–518), containing one of the best surviving sets of the period's statuary.
Qixia District includes northern and northeastern parts of the greater Nanjing area, on the right (southeastern) side of the Yangtze River.
The government of Qixia District administers five subdistricts and three towns. They are:
Qixia Town is an important land and water transport hub. It is connected to the Shanghai-Nanjing Railway. The No. 312 National Highway and Qixia Highway runs through it.
It is also connected to the adjacent Second
Shizishan District (Chinese: 獅子山區; pinyin: Shīzishān Qū) is a district under the administration of Tongling City, Anhui Province, People's Republic of China. It has a total area of 53 square kilometres (20 sq mi), and a population of approximately 70,000 people. The district's postal code is 244031.
Shizishan District administers four streets and one town. The streets include Shizishan Street, Xinmiao Street, Fenghuangshan Street, and Fanshan Street. The town is Dongjiao.
Shou County (simplified Chinese: 寿县; traditional Chinese: 壽縣; pinyin: Shòu Xiàn) is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of Lu'an City. It has population is 1,280,000 and its area is 2986 square kilometers. It is a National Cultural and Historical City.
Shou County has jurisdiction over 17 towns, 7 townships and 1 ethnic township.
Shou, formerly known as Shouchun (壽春) and Shouyang (壽陽), was the site of the fourth capital of the former State of Chu from 241 BCE, after the Qin army sacked the previous capital Chen (陳/陈). King You of Chu was buried in Shou County but his tomb was destroyed by warlords in the 1930's. From the time of the Qin Dynasty to the Three Kingdoms Period, the county fell under the jurisdiction of Jiujiang Commandery (九江郡). It was also the site of the crowning of Yuan Shu during the Three Kingdoms. During the Jìn Dynasty, the Battle of Fei River also occurred within the borders of Shou. Shou became renowned throughout China for its pottery during the Sui and Tang Dynasties. The county also produced many well-known officials during the Song Dynasty, including multiple Prime Ministers and ministers. During the Taiping
Xiling District (simplified Chinese: 西陵区; traditional Chinese: 西陵區; pinyin: Xīlíng Qū) is a district of Yichang, Hubei, People's Republic of China. It includes the central part of Yichang's urban area, on the left (northwestern) bank of the Yangtze River.
Chenghai (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Tenghai; Chinese: 澄海; Hanyu Pinyin: Chénghǎi; Teochew: Thěng Hài) is a district of the city of Shantou, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China.
It is the birthplace of Qin Mu, and Zheng Yong, the father of Taksin who was a Thai king.
It is located in the southeast part of Guangdong Province. Chenghai was a town founded since 1563 AD, under Teochew jurisdiction, controlled by Shantou City from 1983 to 1994. From 1994 onward, Chenghai was upgraded to a county-level city and was administrated by the Provincial Government directly. When in 2005, Chenghai was absorbed as a district by Shantou City, it had established its reputation as a world-class toy manufacturing hub.
Major industries: toys, handicrafts, clothing.
As the writer Ba Jin dreamt of, this maybe the first non-official museum in China mainland dedicated to the Cultural revolution.
Some of the funding came from the Hong Kong businessman Li Ka-shing, originally from Shantou, who also funded Shantou University.
(ref.: http://www.ezilon.com/information/article_16076.shtml )
Suibin County (simplified Chinese: 绥滨县; traditional Chinese: 綏濱縣; pinyin: Suíbīn Xiàn) is a county of eastern Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China. It is under the jurisdiction of the prefecture-level city of Hegang.
The population of the district was 182,414 in 1999.
Yongjing (simplified Chinese: 永靖县; traditional Chinese: 永靖縣; pinyin: Yǒngjìng Xiàn; Wade–Giles: Yung-ching Hsien) is a county in Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture in China's Gansu Province. The county seat, the town (zhen) of Liujiaxia (simplified Chinese: 刘家峡; traditional Chinese: 劉家峽; pinyin: Liújiāxiá; Wade–Giles: Liu-chia-hsia), is located about 80 km south-east from the provincial capital city, Lanzhou. As it is the case with most Chinese county seats, Liujiaxia Town is labeled on most less-detailed maps simply as "Yongjing" or "Yongjing County".
The Liujiaxia Dam on the Yellow River is located on the eastern outskirts of Liujiaxia Town.
Yongjing is located in western Gansu province along the Yellow River, north of the Liujiaxia Reservoir, or Bingling Lake. Yongjing County's area covers more than 1,863 km². It is mountainous and hilly with elevations between 1560–2851 m above sea-level and is located between 35°47'-36°12'N and 102°53'-103°39'E.
Yongjing's history goes back approximately 5000 years. It was part of the ancient Western Qiang state. In the Han Dynasty it was part of Jincheng (金城) or Gold City. For many dynasties after that, it was part of Hezhou(河州). Not until 1928
Dianjun District (simplified Chinese: 点军区; traditional Chinese: 點軍區; pinyin: Diǎnjūn Qū) is a district of the city of Yichang, Hubei, People's Republic of China. It contains 3 townships with 23 villages. In 2004 it had 105,175 residents.
The district is located on the right (southwestern) bank of the Yangtze, opposite the Yichang City center (which, administratively, forms Xiling District).
Dianjun Districty is connected to Yichang's Xiling District by the Yiling Bridge (which carries Provincial Highway 323) and a railway bridge (which carries the Yiwan Railway (Yichang-Wanzhou), currently under construction).
The district will be served by the Dianjun Station on the Yiwan Railway.
Luanping County (simplified Chinese: 滦平县; traditional Chinese: 灤平縣; pinyin: Luánpíng Xiàn) is a county of northeastern Hebei province, China, with the Great Wall demarcating its border with Miyun County, Beijing. It is under the administration of Chengde City, and has a population of 340,000 residing in an area of 3,195 km (1,234 sq mi). G45 Daqing–Guangzhou Expressway, China National Highways 101 and 112 pass through the county.
There is 1 subdistrict, 7 towns, 4 townships, and 9 ethnic townships under the county's administration.
The only subdistrict is Zhongxing Road Subdistrict (中兴路街道)
Mei County (Chinese: 梅县 pinyin: Méixiàn) is a county in the municipal region of Meizhou, in northeastern Guangdong province, the People's Republic of China.
Mei county almost completely surrounds Meizhou's urban districts Jiangnan and Jiangbei. This is because the old urban core of Meixian (梅县, "plum county") was separated from the bulk of the county in the territorial reorganisations following Liberation and given equal status.
New executive, legislative and judiciary arms had to be established for the county and housed outside the core (in fact upstream from it), as well as CPC and PSB branch offices.
With a majority Hakka population, Mei County is known as the home of standard Hakka, along with Dabu County.
Ningguo (simplified Chinese: 宁国市; traditional Chinese: 寧國市; pinyin: Níngguó Shì) is a county-level city in the province of Anhui，People's Republic of China, under the administration of Xuancheng City. It has a population of 380,000 and an area of 2,447 square kilometres (945 sq mi).
Ningguo has jurisdiction over eleven towns, seventeen townships, and one ethnic township.
Ningguo is served by the Anhui–Jiangxi Railway.
Quyang County (simplified Chinese: 曲阳县; traditional Chinese: 曲陽縣; pinyin: Qūyáng Xiàn)is under the administration of Baoding City, Hebei, China. The county is famous for its stone carvings, many of which are exported abroad.. The Beiyue Temple is located in Quyang city.
Linxia City (simplified Chinese: 临夏市; traditional Chinese: 臨夏市; pinyin: Línxià Shì; Wade–Giles:), once known as Hezhou (simplified Chinese: 河州; traditional Chinese: 河州; pinyin: Hézhōu; Wade–Giles: Ho-chou), is a county-level city in the province of Gansu of the People's Republic of China, and the capital of the multi-ethnic Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture. It is located in the valley of the Daxia River (a right tributary of the Huanghe), 150 km (by road) southwest of the provincial capital Lanzhou.
The population of the entire county-level city of Linxia (which includes both the central city and some rural area) is estimated at 250,000; of which, 58.4% is classified as urban population. According to the prefectural government, 51.4% of Linxia City's population belongs to the "Hui nationality", i.e. the Chinese-speaking Muslims. Some members of Linxia Prefecture other minority ethnic groups, such as Dongxiang, Bonan, and Salar, live in the city.
For centuries, Hezhou/Linxia has been one of the main religious, cultural, and commercial centers of China's Muslim community, earning itself the nickname of "the little Mecca of China". In the words of the ethnologist Dru Gladney,
Guangde County is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China under the jurisdiction of Xuancheng City. The county has a population of 510,000 and an area of 2,165 metres (7,103 ft). The seat of government is at Taozhou Town.
Guangde County has jurisdiction over six towns and ten townships.
On July 19, 1964 China launched and recovered its first successful experimental biological rocket carrying eight white mice from the Chinese Academy of Sciences Base 603 launch site in Shijie Town (誓节镇) within the county.
Prior to the late 19th century, most residents spoke a Jianghuai Mandarin dialect. Thereafter many people in the southern and eastern parts of the county began to speak Old Guangde dialect, a Taihu Wu Chinese dialect closely related to that of Suzhou dialect and Shanghainese. Most residents also speak the Southwestern Mandarin Guangde dialect.
Hui'an (Chinese: 惠安; pinyin: Huì'ān; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Hūi-oaⁿ) is a county under the jurisdiction of the prefecture-level city of Quanzhou, Fujian, People's Republic of China. It is situated in the middle of the Fujian coast, between Quanzhou and Meizhou Bay. The county has a population of 921,794, as of late 2003, with a non-agricultural population of 289,396 people. The dialect is Hui'an dialect, related to Hokkien.
The county is divided into fifteen towns and one ethnic township. The only township in the county is Baiqi Hui Ethnic Township.
Jingde County (simplified Chinese: 旌德县; pinyin: Jīngdé Xiàn) is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of Xuancheng City. It has a population of 150,000 and an area of 905 square kilometres (349 sq mi). The government of Jingde County is located in Jingyang Town.
Jingde County has jurisdiction over five towns and five townships.
Wénchāng (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Mencheong; Chinese: 文昌) is a county-level city located in the north east of Hainan province, China. It was promoted from a county to a city on November 7, 1995, and had a population of 86,551 in 1999 (estimated 2006: 115,000). It is 63 km southeast of the capital, Haikou.
Wenchang is the source of most overseas Hainanese migrants, with the majority of Singapore's Hainanese population having ancestral roots in Wenchang. Wenchang Hainanese is considered to be the most prestige accent of the Hainanese language and is used by the provincial broadcasting media.
Tianmeidong, a village located in Wenchang, received international attention in 2007 when they changed their name to Tianweiban; officials were unsure how to type the final character of the new name on computers, causing various difficulties for villagers.
Dialing code: 0898
Area: 2403 km
The Wenchang Satellite Launch Center is located in Wenchang. This is China's fourth and southernmost space vehicle launch facility and because of its low latitude, the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center has been selected to launch China's space station. On 22 September 2007, CCTV
Dangtu County (simplified Chinese: 当涂县; traditional Chinese: 當涂縣; pinyin: Dǎngtu Xiàn) is the only county under the jurisdiction of Ma'anshan City in eastern Anhui Province, People's Republic of China.
Dangtu is one of the longest established counties in eastern China and formed part of the Taiping Prefecture during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Dangtu County has a long history of more than 2000 years as a county.It was called Danyang (丹阳) in Qin Dynasty. While in Sui Dynasty it got the name as "Dangtu" 当涂. A famous poet named Xie Tiao (谢朓) once praised Dangtu County as the place of beautiful mountains and rivers. Li Bai had come to Dangtu seven times. His uncle used to be the governor of Dangtu County. There is a memorial to the famous Chinese poet, Li Bai (aka Li Po c.700-762), who is said to have drowned at Dangtu after attempting to embrace the reflection of the moon. While this is only a local legend, Dangtu people always feel familiar with many poems Li Bai wrote because the beautiful scenaries described in those poems are actually those of the places in which they always lived all their lives.
Guancheng Hui District (Chinese: 管城回族区; pinyin: Guǎnchéng Huízú Qū) is a district in the central part of the city of Zhengzhou in Henan Province, People's Republic of China.
The District government is located in this district. The ruins of a Shang Dynasty city, Ao (Simplified: 隞; Hanyu Pinyin: Aó) are located here in Shang City Park.
Língshuǐ Li Autonomous County (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Lingshui) is an autonomous county in Hainan, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 6 autonomous counties of Hainan. Its postal code is 572400, and in 1999 its population was 318,691 people, largely made up of the Li people. Notably the beautiful Nuiling mountain delimited the tropical area in the county. A famous natural sight, part of the Chinese Riviera is Xiangshuiwan or Perfume bay. A popular tourist destination located in Lingshui County, is a state-protected nature reserve for macaques called Monkey Island. Lingshui home the military base where U.S airplane crew were held during the Hainan Island incident. In September 2010, official have signed and schedule the construction of the largest Sea world theme park in Asia. Lingshui Li'an Harbor Ocean Theme Park signing ceremony took place at the Narada Resort in Xiangshui bay and opening is planned for 2013.
Qianshan County is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China under the jurisdiction of Anqing City. It has a population of 570,000 and an area of 1,686 square kilometres (651 sq mi). The government of Qianshan County is located in Meicheng Town. The well-known Wan Mountain, or Tianzhu Mountain, is located within the borders of the County
Qianshan County has jurisdiction over 11 towns and 19 townships.
Lake Xuehu, noted for its lotus plants, lies in the centre of the county. The number of plants has decreased in recent years, possibly because they provide a food source for lobsters.
Wanghe Town, hometown of Xuruoyu, is in the south of the county.
The Qian River with its noted River Beach flows through Qianshan county from north to south.
The Two Qiaos, two sisters from the Three Kingdoms era were from Wan County, Lujiang Commandery (present-day Qianshan County, Anhui).
Zhengding (Chinese: 正定; pinyin: Zhèngdìng) is a county of southwestern Hebei province, China, located approximately 260 km (160 mi) south of Beijing. It comes under the administration and is located just to the north of the urban core of Shijiazhuang and has a population of 594,000. Zhengding has been an important religious center for more than 1,000 years, from - at least - the times of the Sui Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty. It is the founding place of several major schools of Zen Buddhism, however, many former religious building complexes have been severely damaged throughout history. A noted temple is the Longxing Monastery, where the historical building ensemble has been preserved almost intact. Furthermore, four famous pagodas, each with its own architectural style, are still standing.
Archeological finds indicate that the area of Zhengding County has been settled since the early Neolithic Period. During the Spring and Autumn Period, the capital of the Xianyu Kingdom was located in the area, since the year 256 (Western Jin Dynasty), the Changshan Prefecture was established in the County. In 923, during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms, the prefecture was renamed Zhengding
Enping (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Yanping;Chinese: 恩平; Mandarin Pinyin: ēnpíng; Jyutping: Jan Ping), also spelled Yanping, is a county-level city in Guangdong province, People's Republic of China and is part of Jiangmen City.
Enping city is located in the south-west of Guangdong province, belonging to the Pearl River Delta region. It borders Kaiping to the northeast and Yangjing to the southwest and it is adjacent to the South China Sea; Hong Kong and Macau are located 180 nautical miles (330 km) and 110 nautical miles (200 km) away, respectively. It is one of Five Counties in Guangdong (was called Sze Yup with excluding Heshan).
The total area of Enping is 1,698 square kilometres (656 sq mi) and the population is over 480,000. There are over 42,000 overseas Chinese and Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan fellowmen from Enping inhabiting in over 50 countries and regions of the world, making Enping the famous hometown in China for the overseas Chinese. 10 towns, 3 sub-district offices, 4 farms and stations and 174 village neighborhood committees are established in the city.
As of 2005, there are 460,000 residents in Enping. Some of the earliest overseas Chinese came from Enping.
Jiyuan (simplified Chinese: 济源; traditional Chinese: 濟源; pinyin: Jǐyuán) is a sub-prefecture-level city in northwestern Henan province of Central China. It borders the prefecture-level cities of Jiaozuo and Luoyang to the east and southwest respectively, as well as the province of Shanxi to the north.
The sub-prefecture-level city of Jiyuan administers 8 towns, 4 townships and 4 subdistricts. Jiyuan is named after the Ji river whose source is said to be a spring located on the west of the city.
Jiyuan was a county belonging to Jiaozuo city in the past, then it was divided from the city. Jishui River, one of the ancient "Four Rivers" with the Yangzi River, Yellow River and Huai River, originates from Jiyuan, literally the source of Jishui, hence deriving its name. According to the latest archaeological findings, as early as around 10,000 years ago, precisely at the end of the Paleolithic Period and the beginning of the Neolithic Period, people have lived here. It used to be the capital of the Xia Dynasty and was well known for its wealth between the Period of Warring States and Han Dynasty.
There are many crops grown in Jiyuan, such as wheat, peanut, cotton, sweet potato, maize and
Kunshan (Chinese: 昆山; pinyin: Kūnshān; Wade–Giles: K'un-shan) (also named Lucheng Chinese: 鹿城) is a satellite city in the greater Suzhou region. Administratively, it is a county-level city within the prefecture-level city of Suzhou. It is located in southeastearn part of Jiangsu Province, China, adjacent to Jiangsu's border with the Shanghai Municipality.
The total area of Kunshan is 921.3 square kilometers. The population of Kunshan is 1.647 million (by 2010). The household population is 730 thousand.
Kunshan is currently regarded as one of the most economically successful county-level administrations in China. The GDP has grown substantially from around 20 billion yuan in 2000 to 210.028 billion yuan (approximately 31.958 billion in USD) in 2010, becoming the first county-level city with gross domestic products exceeding 200 billion yuan. The GDP per capita reached US$45,000 based on the permanent residential population account. It was ranked first in the "25 Best County-level Cities in China" study by Forbes China in 2010. With an immigrant population larger than the number of its permanent residents, Kunshan is the winner of the UN-HABITAT Scroll of Honour Award 2010 along
Xiping County (simplified Chinese: 西平县; traditional Chinese: 西平縣; pinyin: Xīpíng xiàn) is a county of Henan province in the People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Zhumadian city. Xiping covers an area of 1098 km² and has 840,000 inhabitants.
The place of the iron forge of Jiudian (simplified Chinese: 酒店冶铁遗址; traditional Chinese: 酒店冶鐵遺址; pinyin: Jiǔdiàn yětiě yízhǐ) from the Warring States Period till the Jin Dynasty and the pagoda of the Baoyan temple (simplified Chinese: 宝严寺塔; traditional Chinese: 寶嚴寺塔; pinyin: Bǎoyán sì tǎ) from the Tang Dynasty are listed in the list of Monuments of the People's Republic of China.
Yixing (simplified Chinese: 宜兴; traditional Chinese: 宜興; pinyin: Yíxīng; Pronounced='yee-shing') is a county-level city with a population of 1.24 million administrated under the prefecture-level city of Wuxi in Jiangsu province, East China (or more specifically Yangtze River Delta ). With active modern industry as the economical fundamentals, it is more famous for traditional Yixing clay and the pottery made from that—especially the "zisha"-style teapots. It is also famous in China for thousands of scholars and scientists born here, among which there are 12 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and 13 academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Yixing is at the west side of Lake Tai and is almost at the centre of the triangle consisting of Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou. Expressway lines connect Yixing with all main cities in Yangtze River Delta. The distances between Yixing and international airports in this area are:
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport 190km, 2-hour-drive;
Pudong International Airport 242km, 2.5-hour-drive;
Nanjing Lukou International Airport 108km, 1.5-hour-drive;
Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport 180km, 2-hour-drive;
Wuxi Sunan Shuofang
Changsha (simplified Chinese: 长沙; traditional Chinese: 長沙; pinyin: Chángshā; Wade–Giles: Chang-sha) is the capital city of Hunan, in south-central China, located on the lower reaches of Xiang river, a branch of the Yangtze River. Its municipality covers an area of 11,819 sq. kilometers and, according to the 2010 Census, a population of 7,044,118 inhabitants.
Changsha was important from the time of the Qin dynasty (221–207 BC). In AD 750–1100 Changsha was an important commercial city, and its population increased greatly. Under the Qing dynasty, from 1664, it was the capital of Hunan province, and it was a major rice market. It was besieged during the Taiping Rebellion but never fell. Changsha was the site of Mao Zedong's conversion to communism. It was the scene of major battles in the Sino-Japanese War of 1937–45 and was briefly occupied by the Japanese. Rebuilt since 1949, the city is now a major interior port and a commercial and industrial center.
The origins of the name "Changsha" are lost in antiquity. The name first appears in the 11th century BC, during the reign of King Cheng of the Zhou dynasty, a vassal lord from the Changsha area sent a type of softshell turtle known as
Fenghuang County (Chinese: 凤凰县; pinyin: Fènghuáng Xiàn) is located in Xiangxi Prefecture, Hunan Province, People's Republic of China. It has an exceptionally well-preserved ancient town that harbors unique ethnic languages, customs, arts as well as many distinctive architectural remains of Ming and Qing styles. The town is placed in a mountain setting, incorporating the natural flow of water into city layout. Over half of the city's population belong to the Miao or Tujia minorities. It was the center of the unsuccessful Miao Rebellion (1854–73), which created a Miao diaspora in Southeast Asia during the last two centuries. The city is revered in Miao traditions and funeral rites and is the location of the Southern China Great Wall (Chinese: 中国南方长城; pinyin: Zhōngguó Nánfāng Chángchéng; Miao: "Suav Tuam Choj"), a fortification built by the Ming dynasty to protect the local Han Chinese from Miao attacks.
The ancient town of Fenghuang was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on March 28, 2008 in the Cultural category.
Jianshi County (simplified Chinese: 建始县; traditional Chinese: 建始縣; pinyin: Jiànshǐ Xiàn) is a county of southwestern Hubei province, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of the Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture.
Jishou (simplified Chinese: 吉首; pinyin: Jíshǒu) is a county-level city and the seat of Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Hunan province of the People's Republic of China.
Jishou has a long history of more than 2000 years, back to the Qin Dynasty. In those days, it was affiliated with the Qianzhong prefecture (黔中郡). During the Song Dynasty, a town government was established in a stockaded village, Zhenxi (镇溪寨), which in the Ming Dynasty became the Zhenxi soldiers and civilians battalion (镇溪军民千户所). Qianzhou prefecture (乾州厅) was created during the Qing Dynasty. During the Republic of China it was known as Qian County (乾县) In 1953 the area was renamed Jishou county, with two adjacent cities, Jishou and Qianzhou. In 1982 Jishou city became the capital of Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture. The city of Qianzhou 乾城 now lies just south of Jishou city.
Jishou lies east of the Wuling Mountain range. About 80% of the city's terrain is low hills or low mountains. The highest elevation is 964.5 meters, at Liantaifeng 莲台峰, near the town of Aizhai 矮寨 and the lowest point is 142 meters, near the town of Hexi 河溪镇. The Dong River 峒河, a tributary of the Wu 武 (Yuan River),
Juchao District (simplified Chinese: 居巢区; traditional Chinese: 居巢區; pinyin: Jūcháo Qū) was a district in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of Chaohu City. It has a population of 859,000 and an area of 2,063 square kilometres (797 sq mi). The government of Chaohu City is located in the Juchao District.
Juchao District has jurisdiction over five subdistricts, fifteen towns and two townships.
On August 22, 2011, Anhui province government announced that Chaohu was split into three parts and was absorbed by neighboring cities. Juchao District was renamed to Chaohu as a county-level city under Hefei's administration.
Taoyuan County (Chinese: 桃源县; Pinyin: Táoyuán Xiàn) is located in Changde, Hunan Province of the People's Republic of China. The Yuanjiang river, a tributary of Yangtze, flows through Taoyuan. Taoyuan covers 4441 square kilometer area, among which the arable land is 895 square kilometers. It is 229 kilometers from Zhangjiang Town, the capital of Taoyuan county, to Changsha, the capital city of Hunan province.
The area of present Taoyuan county belongs to Chu (state) during Spring and Autumn Period and Warring States Period, and is a portion of Linyuan county during Western Han Dynasty. In AD 50, the 26th year of Jianwu, Eastern Han Dynasty, it is merged to Yuannan county, administered by Wuling prefecture, detaching it from Linyuan county. In AD 783, the third year of Sui Dynasty, Wuling county is built by annexing the three counties of Linyuan, Yuannan and Hanshou, administered by Langzhou prefecture.
In AD 963, the third year of Song Dynasty, Taoyuan County was officially established by separating a part of Wuling County. It was named after its famous Taohuayuan, a park named after the fable “Peach Blossom Spring”.
Its capital, Zhanjiang, is situated on the northern bank of
Tieshan District (simplified Chinese: 铁山区; traditional Chinese: 鐵山區; pinyin: Tiěshān Qū) is a district of the prefecture-level city of Huangshi, Hubei province, People's Republic of China. Small in area (28.7 square kilometres (11.1 sq mi)), it is squeezed between the "county-level city" Daye to the south and west, Huangshi's Xialu District to the east, and the prefecture-level city of Ezhou to the north. Physically, it is a small mining town.
As its name indicates ("Tieshan" means "Iron Mountain"), the district owes its existence to iron-ore mines.
The town is served by China National Highway 106, which also doubles as China National Highway 316 in this part of Hubei.
Ning’an (Chinese: 宁安; Pinyin: Níng'ān) is a city located approximately 20 km southwest of Mudanjiang, in Heilongjiang province of China. It is located on the Mudanjiang River (formerly known as Hurka River), which flows north, eventually falling into the Sungari River near Sanxing.
Administratively, Ning'an is now a county-level city, and a constituent part of the prefecture-level city of Mudanjiang.
The land area of the entire county-level city of Ning'an is 7,870 km²; the reported population count, as of 2004, stood at 440,000. The government of the "county-level city" is located in the town of the same name (宁安镇, Ningan zhen, Ning'an Town).
Notable geographic features of the county-level city of Ning'an include Lake Jingpo and a crater underground forest (火山口地下森林). Lake Jingpo is a natural reservoir on the Mudanjiang River upstream (about 40 km southwest, straight-line distance) from Ning'an central urban area, result of the volcanic eruptions about 10,000 years ago.
Sanggyeong (Chinese: 上京, Shangjing), one of the capitals of the Korean Balhae kingdom (between 756 and 785, and between 793 and 926), was located within today's county-level city of Ning'an. Its site was near
Gushi County (simplified Chinese: 固始县; traditional Chinese: 固始縣; pinyin: Gùshǐ Xiàn) is a county of about 1,630,000 people of Xinyang City, southeastern Henan province, People's Republic of China.
Gushi has 10 towns and 22 townships.
Gushi County was the capital of one of the two States of Liao during the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history (771-436 BCE).
Haimen (海门市; Qihai dialect: [haɪ.məŋ], Shanghai: [hɛ̝.məŋ]) is a county-level city in the southeast of Jiangsu province of Eastern China with a population of approximately 1 million. It is located at the opposite side of the Yangtze River to Shanghai. Chonghai Bridge links the city to Chongming County. Haimen is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Haimen. The city should not be confused with the village of the same name in Guangdong province.
The area that is now Haimen was formed from silt deposits from the Yangtze River. Several sandbanks, including Dongzhou (Chinese: 东洲) and Buzhou (Chinese: 布洲), joined together with the mainland in the Tang Dynasty. In 958 CE, during the Later Zhou Dynasty in the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period, Haimen County was established, the seat established at Dongzhou Town.
Because the mouth of the Yangtze River moved northward during the Ming Dynasty, Haimen has dealt with flooding that destroyed parts of the county, including Lüsi (Chinese: 吕四), Yudong (Chinese: 余东), and Sijia (Chinese: 四甲).
In 1672, under Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty, the seat moved to Jinghai Town (Chinese: 静海乡). Starting from 1701, the river's course moved south,
Huoshan County (simplified Chinese: 霍山县; traditional Chinese: 霍山縣) is a district of Anhui Province, People's Republic of China under the jurisdiction of Lu'an City. It has a population of 370,000 and an area of 2,042 square kilometres (788 sq mi). The government of Huoshan County is located in Hengshan Town.
Huoshan County has jurisdiction over nine towns and sixteen townships.
The county is home to some of the poorest villages in rural China with an annual GDP of less than 1600 RMB.
Heifer International is actively involved in supporting villages in Huoshan County.
Mohe County (simplified Chinese: 漠河县; traditional Chinese: 漠河縣; pinyin: Mòhé Xiàn) is the northernmost county in China, located in the Northeast's Heilongjiang province. The county is named after the Mohe, a Tungusic people of ancient Manchuria. A village, the northernmost settlement in China, at the latitude of 53° 29' N known as China's "Arctic Village" (北极村) lies in this county, on the Amur River, which forms the border with Russia. Here, the astronomical phenomenon of aurora borealis attracts domestic and foreign tourists to this village.
Mohe is located in the far northwest of Heilongjiang, the northernmost province of China. It is located at latitude 52° 10'−53° 33' N and 121° 07'−124° 20' E. It forms a border with Russia's Amur Oblast and Zabaykalsky Krai, where the Amur River flows for 245 kilometres (152 mi). The county spans 150 kilometres (93 mi) from north to south and has a total area of 18,233 square kilometres (7,040 sq mi), occupying 21.6% of the prefecture's (Da Hinggan Ling) area and 3.9% of the provincial (Heilongjiang) area. This creates a population density of only 4.64 persons/km (12.0 persons/sqmi).
Mohe, by virtue of its far northern location, is one of the
Túnchāng County is one of four counties of Hainan Province, People's Republic of China. Its postal code is 571600, and in 1999 its population was 250,059 people. The administrative seat lies at Tunchang.
There are four main attractions in this county: The Muse Lake, The Standard Model Deer Farm, Shi Xia Hairui Ancestral Home and the Wolong Mountain.
In 1983, a company from Guangxi Province, southern China, moved to Tunchang and started raising geoemydid turtles on a farm. They have since moved to a place near Sanya, which is closer to the ocean.
Congjiang County (simplified Chinese: 从江县; traditional Chinese: 從江縣; pinyin: Cóngjiāng) is a county in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou, China. It is divided by a river on the southeastern border of Guizhou, near Guangxi province.
It is an important transit point as the first major city inside Guizhou on the Sanjiang to Kaili road. A large bridge spans the river and connects the city's two halves.
Heshan (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Hokshan; Chinese: 鹤山) is a county-level city of Siyi prefecture administered from Jiangmen city in the southern part of Guangdong province of the People's Republic of China.
Heshan (鹤山) was decreed as a prefecture in the 10th year (1732) of the reign of Yong Zheng, the 3rd emperor of the Qing (Manchu) Dynasty. By 1993, its administrative status was raised to that of a municipality. Its name which means 'Mount Crane' literally, was given to it because of a mountain within its boundary that closely resembles the shape of that bird. Situated about 60 km south west of the provincial capital of Guangdong province, Guangzhou, it occupies a strategic location on the Pearl River Delta, commanding the northern gateway to Jiangmen's 5 prefectures. Along the opposite bank of the same river, lies the 2 municipalities of Nanhai and Shunde. It would take more than an hour approximately to get to Hong Kong or Macau from Heshan by road. 3000 ton vessels could dock at Heshan's harbour. Ships ply from here to Hong Kong directly. The total land area of Heshan is 1108.3 km and its local population is 360000. If the non local are included, it would be around
Luqu County is an administrative district in Gansu, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 58 counties of Gansu. It is part of the Gannan Prefecture. Its postal code is 717200, and in 1999 its population was 30,039 people.
Xian'an (Chinese: 咸安; pinyin: Xián'ān) is a district of the city of Xianning, Hubei, People's Republic of China.
Xian'an District includes Xianning's central urban area (thus, it usually is not marked separately from Xianning on less detailed maps) and nearby villages.
At the "Underground Project 131" site, some 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southeast of Xianning urban area, tourists can visit a system of underground tunnels that were built in 1969-71 to accommodate national military headquarters in the case of a war, but never used.
Zigui County (simplified Chinese: 秭归县; traditional Chinese: 秭歸縣; pinyin: Zǐguī Xiàn) is a county of western Hubei province, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Yichang City and encompasses the easternmost portion of the Yangtze River Gorges, including the Xiling Gorge (西陵峡).
The county seat of Zigui is now the town of Maoping (茅坪镇, Maoping Zhen), situated a few kilometers west of the Three Gorges Dam on the high southern shore of the river. The original Zigui town was upstream to the west and was abandoned and submerged under the rising waters of the reservoir in the early years of the 21st century. As it is common in China, Maoping is typically labelled as "Zigui County" (秭归县) or simply "Zigui" (秭归) on most maps.
A good view of the Three Gorges Dam, and of an ancillary dam further south, can be had from Maoping's riverside parks.
Passenger boats and ferries travelling up and down the river can dock at the large passenger dock ("Zigui Harbor", 秭归港) at Maoping, or at Taipingxi Town on the north bank close to the Dam. Frequent bus service connects Maoping with the center city of Yichang to the east; there is also bus service to most towns in the county, as
Liuyang (simplified Chinese: 浏阳; traditional Chinese: 瀏陽; pinyin: Liúyáng) is a county-level city in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province in China. Liuyang is well known for its fireworks industry. It has an area of 5,008 square kilometres and a population of 1,380,000 as of 2003.
Liuyang shares an important place in the history of the origination of fireworks. These flowers as the Chinese name implies (literally Fire Flower) are not just appreciated by Chinese but have also been appreciated by people from numerous countries and cultures.
The Liuyang River is the main source for irrigation in Liuyang. There is also a very famous song named "Liuyanghe", composed in 1950 by Tang Biguang and Xu Shuhua, the theme of which relates to the river and the nearby village of Shaoshan, where Chairman Mao Zedong was born, and is a karaoke favorite in the town.
Chrysanthemum stones are another famous item. They are available in many sizes and can range in price from less than a dollar, to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
In September 1927 Mao Zedong assembled Left-Kuomintang troops here, in the town of Wenjiashi (文家市) hard on the Jiangxi border, for the Com-Intern-planned seizure of
Dongxiang Autonomous County (simplified Chinese: 东乡族自治县; traditional Chinese: 東鄉族自治縣; pinyin: Dōngxiāngzú Zìzhìxiàn) is an Autonomous County in the Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, province of Gansu of the People's Republic of China. With ethnic minority of the Dongxiang.
Dongxiang Autonomous County contains the town of Tangwangchuan.
A town called Tangwangchuan (唐汪川) in Dongxiang Autonomous County had a multi ethnic populace, the Tang 唐 and Wang 汪 families being the two major families. The Tang and Wang families were originally of non Muslim Han Chinese extraction, but by the 1900s some branches of the families became Muslim by "intermarriage or conversion" while other branches of the families remained non Muslim.
People in the area have changed their ethnicity by marrying members of other groups or converting to their religion. The Tang and Wang families are now composed of all three different ethnic groups, with Han Chinese, Hui, and Dongxiang people. The Dongxiang and Hui are Muslims.
Tangwangchuan and Hanjiaji were notable for being the lone towns with a multi ethnic community, with both Non Muslims and Muslims.
The Guomindang official Ma Hetian visited Tangwangchuan and met
Jiaoqu (simplified Chinese: 郊区; traditional Chinese: 郊區; pinyin: Jiāoqū; literally "suburban district"), or Jiao District is a district of Tongling, Anhui province, China. It has a population of 50,000 residing in an area of 154 km (59 sq mi).
Jinta County is an administrative district in Gansu, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 58 counties of Gansu. It is part of the Jiuquan prefecture, with the city of the same name being the prefecture seat. Its postal code is 735300, and in 1999 its population was 137,816 people.
Língāo County (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Limko or Limkao; simplified Chinese: 临高县; traditional Chinese: 臨高縣; pinyin: Língāo Xiàn) is an administrative district in Hainan, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 4 counties of Hainan. Its postal code is 571800, and in 1999 its population was 399,057 people.
Qichun County (simplified Chinese: 蕲春县; traditional Chinese: 蘄春縣; pinyin: Qíchūn Xiàn)) is a county of eastern Hubei province, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Huanggang City. Qichun is the birthplace of famous herbalist Li Shizhen, who was born and lived in Qizhou town, on the southern edge of the county, alongside the Yangtze River. In turn, Qichun is a major center of the herbal industry in China.
Qichun County is known in China as the "County of Scholars" because more professors (400+) and doctors were born there than in any other county of China. The town of Qichun consists of Qichun proper, and Caohe precinct.
The earliest known founding of Qichun was in 201 BC. Due to its strategic location, in history Qichun was referred to as “The Key Point in Jinchu” (Jinchu was the ancient name for the region).
Centuries later, in the summer of 223 AD in the Three Kingdoms period, Eastern Wu general He Qi attacked and eliminated an outpost of Wei in the new commandery territory of Qichun, on the southern slopes of the Dabie Shan mountains. But for the next twelve months the northern front remained quiet.
The Grand Administrator of Qichun was Jin Zong, a
Suifenhe (simplified Chinese: 绥芬河; traditional Chinese: 綏芬河; pinyin: Suífēnhé; Wade–Giles: Sui-fen-ho), is a city in southeastern Heilongjiang province, Northeast China, located situated where the former Chinese Eastern Railway crosses the border with Russia's Primorsky Krai.
The city shares its name with the Suifen River.
Suifenhe and the surrounding border areas were scenes of vicious combat when the Soviet Union invaded Japanese-occupied Manchuria in August 1945.
Suifenhe has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb), with long, very cold, but dry winters, and warm, humid summers. Daily mean temperatures range from −16.6 °C (2.1 °F) in January to 19.6 °C (67.3 °F) in July, and the annual average is 2.86 °C (37.1 °F). Precipitation is light in the winter, and more than 2/3 of the year's precipitation occurs from June to September.
The train station on the opposite side of the border is Grodekovo, in the town of Pogranichny. As of December 2009, Russian train schedule sites show the existence of the passenger train no. 401, making the 26-km trip between Suifenhe and Grodekovo twice a week; however, the twice-a-week trains no. 006, Khabarovsk-Harbin, and no. 967,
Xinhui District (Chinese: 新会区), also known as Kuixiang (Chinese: 葵乡), is a city district in the City of Jiangmen in the province of Guangdong in southern China. Xinhui has a population of about 735,500, 98% of which are Han Chinese. It is located on the confluence of the Tan and Xi River. The local dialect is a variant of Yue Chinese. Xinhui's most famous produce is its Chenpi, made from the peel of citrus fruits. Xinhui is the ancestral home of Liang Qichao, and Andy Lau.
Xinhui is administered by Jiangmen. In turn, Xinhui has jurisdiction over 10 towns, 239 village commissions, 25 community residents' committees and 4 agencies. Xinhui administrated Jiangmen Town before being placed under Jiangmen rule.
During the Neolithic period the area where Xinhui is situated was a bay at the mouth of the Pearl River; silt deposited by the Xi and Tan rivers resulted in it gradually becoming land. This is when humans settled in the area. In the last ten years, evidence of neolithic settlement such as communal shell mounds, and ceramic and pottery fragments have been discovered.
Xinhui district was formerly known as Gugang district (古岡州). Famous people born in what is now known as Xinhui
Gongyi (Chinese: 巩义市; pinyin: Gǒngyì Shì), formerly Gong County (Chinese: 巩县; pinyin: Gǒngxiàn), is a county-level city belonging to the city of Zhengzhou in Henan province, China. It has a population of 790,000 people and an area of 1,041 square kilometres.
Gongyi is located at in the middle of Henan province, on the northern side of Mount Song. The Yellow River runs through the northern part of the city. Zhengzhou city proper lies 82 kilometres to the east and Luoyang 76 kilometres to the west.
The celebrated Song tombs are scattered through the towns (zhen) of Xicun, Zhitian, and Huiguo. They are the resting place for 7 emperors of the Northern Song dynasty and the father of the dynasty's founder. There are also the graves of loyal ministers of the Song.
After the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Gongyi was placed under the jurisdiction of Zhengzhou but came under the control of Kaifeng in January 1955 before reverting to Zhengzhou in August 1983. In 1991, Gongyi became a county-level city, still under the jurisdiction of Zhengzhou.
Gongyi is thought to be the birthplace of the Tang dynasty poet Du Fu, often considered China's greatest poet.
Lèdōng Li Autonomous County (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Loktung) is an autonomous county in Hainan, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 6 autonomous counties of Hainan. Its postal code is 572500, and in 1999 its population was 468,834 people, largely made up of the Li people.
Luohu District (Simplified: 罗湖; Traditional: 羅湖; Pinyin: Luóhú) is a district of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China.
The size of Luohu district is about 78.9 km (30 sq mi) and contains 10 subdistricts.
Luohu is located in the southern part of Shenzhen, with Futian district on its west, Yantian district on its east, and Longgang district on its north. The Shenzhen River forms the district's southern limits.
It is also one of the six administrative districts of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Shenzhen City of the People's Republic of China.
Luohu has an uneven geography and contains a number of natural fresh water sources, including Donghu (东湖), Honghu (洪湖), and Xianhu (仙湖), among others. Shuiku (水库), or "Water Reservoir", is also located in Luohu and is an important source of water for both Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
Shenzhen's highest peak, Wutong Mountain (944m) (梧桐山) is in Luohu District.
The district's west boundary with Futian is Hongling Road, and its east boundary with Yantian is Wutong Mountain. The northern boundary is the end of the Special Economic Zone.
Luohu serves as an important immigration control between Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Xiangcheng (Simplified: 项城; Traditional: 項城; Pinyin: Xiàngchéng) is a county-level city in Zhoukou, Henan, People's Republic of China. It borders Shenqiu to the east, Shangcai to the west, Huaiyang to the north, Pingyu to the southeast, and the province of Anhui on all other sides. It has a population of 1,169,000.
Xiangcheng is known to be the birthplace of the first president of the Republic of China, Yuan Shikai.
Baiyun District is one of the administrative districts of Guangzhou, the capital of China's Guangdong province. The district is located in the city's northern suburbs, and is named after the Baiyun Mountain (the "White Cloud Mountain"), one of the area's natural attractions.
For many years, Guangzhou's main airport, the (Former) Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport was located within Baiyun District. In 2004, the airport was relocated farther north from the city center. Although the new airport has retained the name Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, it is actually located in the neighboring Huadu District, just north of its border with the Baiyun District.
China Southern Airlines continued to be headquartered in the Baiyun District.
Chāngjiāng Li Autonomous County (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Cheongkong) is an autonomous county in Hainan, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 6 counties of Hainan. Its postal code is 572700, and in 1999 its population was 225,131 people, largely made up of the Li people.
Dàtóng (Chinese: 大同; Wade–Giles: Ta-t'ung) is a prefecture-level city in northern Shanxi province, People's Republic of China, located a few hundred kilometres west by rail from Beijing with an elevation of 1,040 metres (3,410 ft). It has a population of 3,318,057 at the 2010 census of whom 1,447,150 live in the built up area made of 3 out of 4 urban districts, namely Chengqu, Kuangqu and Nanjiao.
Near here was the Beidi kingdom of Tai which was conquered by the Zhou dynasty in 457BC. It bordered on the Hu nomads and traded in horses. Tai was later a commandery or county.
The town was founded as Píngchéng (平城) in 200 BC during the Han Dynasty, after the Battle of Baideng between the Han and the Xiongnu. Located near the Great Wall Pass to Inner Mongolia. It blossomed during the following period and became a stop-off point for Camel Caravans moving from China into Mongolia and beyond. It was sacked at the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty. Pingcheng became the capital of Northern Wei from 398 AD until 494 AD. The well-known Yungang Grottoes were constructed during the later part of this period (460 – 494 AD).
The city was renamed Datong in 1048 AD and sacked again at the end of the
Linxia County (simplified Chinese: 临夏县; traditional Chinese: 臨夏縣; pinyin: Línxià Xiàn; Wade–Giles: Lin-hsia Hsien) is a county in the Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, province of Gansu of the People's Republic of China.
Linxia County is located in central and south-western parts of the Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, extending from the shores of Liujiaxia Reservoir in the north (at 1735 m elevation above the sea level, the lowest part of the county), to Taizu Mountains in the south and Dalijia Mountain (达里加山) (at 4613 m elevation above the sea level, the highest point in the county) in the west.
The county's river network is formed primarily by small rivers that flow to the northeast and north from the mountains that line the county's southwestern border toward the Huanghe River (i.e., these days, the Liujiaxia Reservoir) near the northern end of the county. The largest of these rivers is the Daxia River (大夏河, Daxia He), which flows from the Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture to cross Linxia County. The river's lower course forms the border between Linxia County and the neighboring Dongxiang Autonomous County to the east. It forms a large bay at its outfall into the Liujiaxia
Xuchang (simplified Chinese: 许昌; traditional Chinese: 許昌; pinyin: Xǔchāng; Postal map spelling: Hsuchang) is a prefecture-level city in central Henan province in Central China. It borders the provincial capital of Zhengzhou to the northwest, Kaifeng to the northeast, Zhoukou to the east, Luohe to the southeast, and Pingdingshan to the southwest.
Its population is 4,307,199 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom 1,139,644 live in the built up area (Weidu district and Xuchang county)
The prefecture-level city of Xuchang administers 1 district, 2 county-level cities and 3 counties.
According to tradition, the city was named after Xu, an ancient state led by tribal leader Xuyou during the Spring and Autumn Period of the Zhou Dynasty. In ancient times, the city occupied a strategic location in central China.
Xuchang served as the warlord Cao Cao's de facto capital during the Three Kingdoms Period. After finding the Han Dynasty capital Luoyang ravaged by war, Cao moved the imperial court and the emperor to what is now Xuchang in 196.
In 220, Cao Cao's son and successor Cao Pi officially declared the city as the capital of the newly-established state of Wei. The city was renamed "Xuchang",
Guichi District (simplified Chinese: 贵池区; traditional Chinese: 貴池區; pinyin: Guìchí Qū) is a district of Anhui province, People's Republic of China under the jurisdiction of Chizhou City and the seat of the city government. The district has a population of 630,000 and an area of 2,432 km (939 sq mi).
As of 2011, Guichi County has jurisdiction over 11 subdistricts and 9 towns.
Zhujia, Ruanqiao, Gaojiling have merged into a town named Qiujiang.
Kaiping (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Hoiping; simplified Chinese: 开平; traditional Chinese: 開平; pinyin: Kāipíng; Cantonese Yale: Hōi Pìhng; Kaiping dialect (Yale Romanization): Hoi3 Pen6) is a county-level city in Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. It is located in the Pearl River Delta and is part of the Greater Taishan Region, the ancestral homeland of many Overseas Chinese. It has a population of 680,000 as of 2003 and an area of 1,659 square kilometres (641 sq mi). The locals speak a variant of the Taishan dialect.
Administratively, Kaiping City is under the jurisdiction of Jiangmen. It was set up as a city in 1993.
Kaiping City is located 140 kilometres (87 mi) away from Guangzhou, in the southwestern part of the Pearl River Delta. Kaiping consists of three port cities: Changsha, Xinchang, and Dihai.
The Kaiping Diaolou (碉樓) are fortified multi-storey towers which were constructed in the Kaiping area from the early Qing Dynasty, reaching a peak in the 1920s and 1930s, when there were more than three thousand of these structures. Today, approximately 1,800 diaolou are still standing. The diaolou served two purposes: housing and protecting against forays by
Lianjiang (simplified Chinese: 连江; traditional Chinese: 連江; pinyin: Liánjiāng; Wade–Giles: Lien²-chiang¹; BUC: Lièng-gŏng) is a suburban county of Fuzhou on the eastern coast of Fujian province, People's Republic of China. Most of the county is controlled by the People's Republic of China (PRC), while a number of outlying islands, collectively referred to as the Matsu Islands, are administered as a separate Lienchiang County (same Chinese name but in Wade-Giles Romanization) by the Republic of China (ROC), based in Taiwan since 1949. As a result, the county has two governments governing separate jurisdictions.
See Matsu Islands for a description of ROC-governed Lienchiang County.
The PRC governs 14 towns:
These townships are divided into 266 villages.
Lianjiang, in 282, during the Jin Dynasty, was Wenma, named after a shipyard there, Wensha Ship-hamlet (溫麻船屯). It was incorporated into Min Prefecture (閩縣) in 607, during the Sui Dynasty.
Wenma was changed to the present name and made its own county during in 623, during the Tang Dynasty, when Baisha (白沙) or Fusha (伏沙) of Aojiang was the capital of Lianjiang County. The capital was changed to Fengcheng as today in
Lujiang County (simplified Chinese: 庐江县; traditional Chinese: 廬江縣; pinyin: Lújiāng Xiàn) is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of Hefei City. It has a population of 1,200,000 and an area of 2,352 km². The government of Lujiang County is located in Lucheng Town.
Lujiang County has jurisdiction over 17 towns.
Han Dynasty military strategist Zhou Yu was born in the Lujiang District of modern day Lujiang County in 175 CE, and was buried there upon his death in 210 CE.
Shanhai Pass (simplified Chinese: 山海关; traditional Chinese: 山海關; pinyin: Shānhǎi Guān) or Shanhaiguan, Shan-hai-kuan or Shan-hai-kwan, also known as Yu Pass (榆關), along with Jiayu Pass and Juyong Pass, is one of the major passes of the Great Wall of China It is located in Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao, Hebei. In 1961, Shanhaiguan became a site of China First Class National Cultural Site.
It is a popular tourist destination, featuring the eastern end of the main line of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall. The "First Pass Under Heaven" is also a noticeable tourist attraction. The place where the wall itself meets the Pacific Ocean (at the Bohai Sea) has been nicknamed the "Old Dragon's Head."
It is nearly 300 kilometres (190 mi) east of Beijing and linked via the Jingshen Expressway that runs northeastward to Shenyang.
Throughout Chinese history, it served as a frontier of defense against tribes from Manchuria (e.g. the Khitan, Jurchen and the Manchus).
Shanhaiguan is located south of Yan Mountain, and north of the Bohai Sea. For centuries, the pass guarded the narrow passage between Northeast and Central East China. Both the Northern Qi Dynasty and the Tang Dynasty constructed passes
Xiuning County (simplified Chinese: 休宁县; traditional Chinese: 休寧縣; pinyin: xiūníng xiàn) is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of Huangshan City. It has a population of 270,000 and an area of 2,125 square kilometres (820 sq mi). The government of Xiuning County is located in Haiyang Town (海阳镇).
Xiuning County has jurisdiction over nine towns and twelve townships.
Xiuning County is historically renowned for producing more zhuàngyuán (状元: the scholar with the highest score in the national Imperial examination), than any other place in China. Accordingly, the large public space in Haiyang Town is called Zhuangyuan Square (状元广场).
In 2009, the Xiuning County People's Government unveiled a monument commemorating the 1800th anniversary of Xiuning (208-2008).
In 2003, the Peabody Essex Museum, in Salem, Massachusetts, completed a 200 million dollar renovation and expansion, designed by architect Moshe Safdie, moving a 200-year-old 16-room Chinese house from Xiuning County to the grounds of the Museum. While in China this house was home to many generations who made a living in traveling to Shanghai and running a pawn brokers business (as stated by
Zengcheng is a County-level city in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
It is known for the production of blue jeans. In June 2011 it was the scene of a riot of migrant workers.
Zengcheng's mild climate, fertile land, good weather, the annual average temperature of 22.2 degrees, with an average annual rainfall of1869MM, suitable for tropical, Subtropical Crop Growth, is the township of the famous lychee, land of plenty. In the green mountains and rivers, the beautiful scenery.
Echeng District (simplified Chinese: 鄂城区; traditional Chinese: 鄂城區; pinyin: Èchéng Qū) is one of the three administrative districts into which the prefecture-level city of Ezhou, China's Hubei province, is divided. The district is quite small, and includes Ezhou's main urban area (i.e., in informal terms, Ezhou "city proper") and its eastern and southern suburbs.
Linzhou (Chinese: 林州), formerly Lin County (林县), is a county level city in Anyang, Henan, China. Adjacent to Shanxi Province and Hebei Province, it is located in the north of Henan Province and at the eastern foot of the Taihang Mountains. It covers an area of 2046 square kilometers and has a population of about one million.
Linzhou county is well known for its Red Flag Canal, which was constructed in the 1960s.
Liwan District is one of the ten districts of Guangzhou, People's Republic of China.
Formerly named Xiguan, Liwan District was named after "Lizhiwan", which is derived from poem of "a bay of green water and red litchis along both banks". It covers an area of 16.2 square kilometres (6.3 sq mi) and has a permanent population of about 540,000 and a permanent nonnative population of over 200,000. Liwan District is positioned in the flourishing west part of Guangzhou, on the northeast bank of the Pearl River.
Fangcun, in the western part of Liwan District, lied at the southwest of Guangzhou's downtown area and south of Pearl River. It was established as a "Fangcun District" in 1949 after the Chinese Communist Party took over Guangzhou from the Kuomintang. In 2005, it was withdrawn and merged with Liwan.
Liwan district has a well-developed transport network which enables it to reap benefits as an important place for business. There is a developed traffic network connecting with the railway station and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in the north. Renmin Bridge and Zhujiang Tunnel link the banks of the Pearl River in the southern part of Liwan. Zhujiang Bridge, which connects
Luquan (Chinese: 鹿泉; pinyin: Lùquán; literally "Deer Spring"), formerly Huolu County (获鹿县), is a county-level city in southwestern Hebei province, China. Luquan lies in the foothills of the Taihang Mountains and is around 17 kilometres (11 mi) west of the provincial capital Shijiazhuang, which administers Luquan. Huolu (local pronunciation Huailu) town is the urban center of the city.
There are 9 towns and 3 townships.
Shashi (Chinese: 沙市; pinyin: Shāshì) is a district within the main urban area of Jingzhou, Hubei province, People's Republic of China. It is located on the left (northern) bank of the Yangtze River, between Yichang and Wuhan, and has a population of around 520,000.
The district is experiencing ecological problems due to its metal and chemical industry. The Yangtze River is most polluted in the area around Shashi Harbour.
Shashi was founded in the late 18th century, but was largely destroyed in World War II. Most of its buildings were erected in the late 1950s and 1960s, but there has also been recent construction in the economical boom of the 21st century.
The city experiences little tourism outside of those (generally the Chinese themselves) visiting nearby Jingzhou (荆州) and its historical sights from the Three Kingdoms period.
Shushan District (simplified Chinese: 蜀山区; traditional Chinese: 蜀山區; pinyin: Shǔshān Qū) is a district of Anhui Province, China. It is under the administration of Hefei city. The district has a surface of 261.36 km² and a population of 1,022,321 inhabitants. It contains 8 subdistricts and two towns.
Yantian District (Chinese: 盐田区; pinyin: Yántián Qū) is one of the seven districts of the Shenzhen City in Guangdong province of China. It is adjacent to Shenzhen River in the south, and is surrounded by Luohu and Longgang districts in Shenzhen. Until March 1998, Yantian was part of Luohu District.
The size of Yantian district is about 72.63 km². It contains 4 subdistricts:
Located on Mirs Bay, Yantian is the location of some of Shenzhen's best-known tourist beaches, Dameisha and Xiaomeisha. Also located here is Yantian Port.
Shenzhen Yantiangang Free Trade Zone is set up and approved by the State Council on September 27, 1996 with the total area of 0.85 square kilometers. On August 16, 2004, the project of"zone-port interaction" is approved by the State Council between Yantian Port and Shenzhen Yantiangang Free Trade Zone. Yantian Port Bonded Logistics Park is established with 0.96 square kilometers on December 30, 2005. The zone is situated near to Yantian Port. Industries encouraged include Printing/Publishing/Packaging, Raw Material Processing, Shipping/Warehousing/Logistics, Trading and Distribution.
Puyang is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Henan province, People's Republic of China. Located on the northern shore of the Yellow River, it borders Anyang in the west, Xinxiang in the southwest, and the provinces of Shandong and Hebei in the east and north respectively.
The prefecture-level city of Puyang administers 1 district and 5 counties.
Affected by the south-east Asian monsoon circulation around the year and located in the mid-latitude region, the city is categorized as the warm temperate continental monsoon climate which features clearly demarcated seasons. In spring, it is usually dry, windy and sandy. High temperatures and heavy rainfall mark the whole summer. In autumn there are plenty of sunny days as well as long periods of sunshine. In winter, it is characterized by less snow and rainfall. The adequate sunshine meets the needs for crops growing. The annual average temperature stands at 13.3°C, the highest of which reaches 43.1°C, the lowest -21℃. The non-frost period lasts 205 days. The annual precipitation is around 502.3mm～601.3mm. Puyang, a city exuberant with personality and glamour, is like a gem shining bright in the Central Plains.
Burial site of
Sihui (Chinese: 四会; pinyin: Sìhuì) is a county-level city of west-central Guangdong province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of Zhaoqing City. Population: 80,000.
Zhaoqing High Technology Industrial Development Zone (肇庆高新区,肇庆国家高新技术产业开发区) is geographically within Sihui District.
Wǔzhǐshān (Chinese: 五指山) is a county-level city in the south-central part of Hainan, a province of the People's Republic of China. It was originally called Tōngshí (Chinese: 通什) and is located beside Wuzhi Shan, the mountain. The city's total area is 1129 square kilometres, and its population is 115,000 people. Its postal code is 572200, and its district number is 0898.
Yongding County (Chinese: 永定县); is a county under the jurisdiction of Longyan prefecture-level city, in the southwest of Fujian Province, People's Republic of China. It is the home of many Hakka families. Yongding has a population of about 400,000, of which more than 99% are Hakka, the rest being Minnan people.
Yongding county is situated on the Fujian-Guangdong border. Shanghang County to the northwest and Longyan centre to the northeast are in Longyan; Nanjing County to the east and Pinghe County to the southeast are in Zhangzhou. To the southwest lies Dabu County of Meizhou, GD. Both Dabu and Shanghang are Hakka-speaking counties; Longyan Centre, Nanjing and Pinghe are predominantly Minnan-speaking.
Yongding is about 2,500 km (970 sq mi) in area. Like other counties of Fujian province, Yongding is 80% hills and mountains, 10% water or rivers, and 10% fields. Two major rivers run through the county: Yongding River (永定河) and Xiayang Creek (下洋溪). Both are tributaries of the Ting River (汀江, the name by which it is known in Fujian territory) or Han River (韩江, the name by which it is known in Guangdong province). Located in a sub-tropical area and subject to typhoons, Yongding has
Fogang County (Chinese: 佛冈县; pinyin: Fógāng Xiàn) is a county of north-central Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Qingyuan City, and is connected to major cities in Guangdong by public highways and toll roads. The closest aviation hub is Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN).
Fogang comprises a central township and numerous satellite villages, and has a total population of around 300,000. Agriculture remains a significant contributor to the County's economy, with fruits, vegetables and grains being grown by local farmers and entrepreneurs.
In recent years, the county has experienced steady growth in size and population, accompanied by rapid economic development. Industrial zones have been established outside the township, with textiles among the main factory products.
Kangle County (simplified Chinese: 康乐县; traditional Chinese: 康樂縣; pinyin: Kānglè Xiàn; Wade–Giles: K’ang-lo Hsien) is a county in the Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, province of Gansu of the People's Republic of China. With ethnic minority of the Dongxiang.
Luyang District (simplified Chinese: 庐阳区; traditional Chinese: 廬陽區; pinyin: Lúyáng Qū) is a district under the administration of Hefei city in Anhui Province， People's Republic of China. It makes up the main part of the old city area of Hefei. It has a total area of 139.32 square kilometres (53.79 sq mi), and a population of 609,239 inhabitants.
Luyang administers the rural township of Sanshigang, the town of Dayang and the 12 streets of Xinghuacun, Sanpailou, Guangming, Xianqiao, Bozhoulu, Shouchunlu, Shuanggang, Yimin, Anqinglu, Xiaoyaojin, Gulou, and the newly created Haitang Street.
She County (simplified Chinese: 歙县; traditional Chinese: 歙縣; pinyin: Shè Xiàn), or Shexian, is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China under the jurisdiction of Huangshan City. It has a population of 500,000 and an area of 2,236 square kilometres (863 sq mi).
She County is noted for its rich history and culture heritage. Its county seat is sometimes described as one of China's "four renowned ancient towns", along with Langzhong (Sichuan Province), Lijiang (Yunnan), and Pingyao (Shanxi).
She County has jurisdiction over 13 towns and 15 townships. The county seat of government is in Huicheng Town.
She County is a mountainous region with the Huangshan Tianmushan mountain ranges running through it. The Anhui–Jiangxi Railway traverses the county which is also a tea producing area.
She County was established during the Qin Dynasty (221–208 BCE).
During the Song Dynasty, She County leader Fang La rebelled and was suppressed by the Song government.
During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, She County was the capital of Huizhou Prefecture.
She County has a number of cultural and natural sites that attract hundreds of thousands of tourists each year.
Xichuan County (Chinese: :淅川县; Pinyin: Xīchuān Xiàn) is a county of Nanyang, Henan, China.
Xichuan has an area of 2,798 square kilometers and a population of 746,000.Both of the Danjiangkou Reservoir and the Central route of South–North Water Transfer Project's canal head are located in Xichuan.
The state of Chu's first capital Danyang was in Xichuan.
Xichuan has 2 subdistricts, 11 towns, and 4 townships:
Xingyi (simplified Chinese: 兴义; traditional Chinese: 興義; pinyin: Xīngyì) is a county level city in Guizhou in southern China. It has an area of 2911 square kilometers and a population of 740,700 as the end of 2003.
Xingyi is served by the Nanning-Kunming Railway.
Guazhou County (Chinese: 瓜州县; pinyin: Guāzhōu Xiàn), formerly (until 2006) Anxi County (安西县), is an administrative district in Gansu, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 58 counties of Gansu. It is part of the Jiuquan prefecture, with the city of the same name being the prefecture seat.
"[Emperor] Wudi [140-87 BCE] had the Great Wall extended northwestward all the way to the Gate of Jade (Yumen Pass), the westernmost garrison town near Dunhuang. He then set up a system of garrisons all along this part of the Great Wall and put its headquarters in a town called Anxi (“Tranquil West”)."
The town of Guazhou was previously called:
"Yuanquan (or occasionally Anxiyuanquan) and also Xincheng (New Town). If you are coming to see the historic Anxi, where the northern and southern Silk Routes diverge, you need to go to the now ruined and very beautiful place called Suoyang which is also not on the geographic databases but lies east of the small town of Tashi, about 30km south. To add to the name debate, Tashi is also known locally as Suoyangxiang (because it is the chief administrative town of Suoyang Township) while the fortress at Suoyang is also called Guazhou."
Jiangning District (Chinese: 江宁区) is an administrative district in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. The District has a population of 760,000 and an area of 1600 square kilometers. It includes southern and south-eastern suburbs of Nanjing.
Jiangning Development Zone is located in this district. It has a population of 210,000. The Zone was approved on February 2nd 1997 to be a national-level high and new technology industry development zone. In June 2001, the Zone won ISO14001 environmental management system certificate. In June 2002, it won the title of the Jiangsu Provincial Base for Electronic and Information Industry. Approved Power automation industry base by National Science Ministry in October,30,2004.
Maqu County (Tibetanརྨ་ཆུ་རྫོང，Rma chu rdzong) is an administrative district in Gansu, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 58 counties of Gansu. It is part of the Gannan Prefecture. Its postal code is 747300, and in 1999 its population was 36,213 people.
Shucheng County (simplified Chinese: 舒城县; traditional Chinese: 舒城縣; pinyin: Shūchéng Xiàn) is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China under the jurisdiction of Lu'an City. It has a population of 1,020,000 (up to the end of 2010)and an area of 2,092 square kilometres (808 sq mi). The government of Shucheng County is located in Chengguan Town.
Shucheng County has jurisdiction over 21 towns and townships,1 resort center and 1 economic development district.
Zhongyuan District (Simplified: 中原区；Traditional: 中原區；Hanyu Pinyin: zhōngyuánqū) is a district in the western part of the city of Zhengzhou in Henan Province, People's Republic of China. The city government is located in this district.
Zhongyuan is the second most populous district in Zhengzhou with a population of over 900,000. It is the city's industrial center especially in textiles, though many factories are closing and moving into more remote areas due to pollution. Zhengzhou University is located in the district as well as many of Henan's best middle schools. Zhongyuan is undergoing a construction boom though not as intense as the eastern area of the city.
Haizhu District is one of the ten districts in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, People's Republic of China.
Haizhu District was the largest in area along with Liwan District, Yuexiu District and Dongshan District, and the least dense of the four old districts in Guangzhou before the city expanded its size to include districts such as Tianhe to the east and Baiyun to the north. Then, it was also the only island district south of the Zhujiang River, thus the natives of Guangzhou often referred to it (and still do) as Henan/Ho Nam/Hoh Naahm (Chinese: 河南, meaning "south of the river"), even though Henan is also the name of a province in China where its name comes from the fact it is south of the Yellow River.
Today, it is no longer the largest district in area nor it is the southernmost district, however, it has some of the most pricey real estate in city. This is due to its proximity to the central city, and unlike the dense Liwan and Yuexiu Districts (Dongshan District has merged with Yuexiu in 2005 and it is now part of Yuexiu District) which have been relatively built-up, Haizhu has not. Its riverfront has some of the tallest (and pricey) residential buildings in the city
Huaxi District (Chinese: 花溪区; pinyin: Huāxī Qū) is a district in Guiyang, the capital city of Guizhou Province, China. It is a scenic resort and a national minority cultural center.
Huaxi has an area of 957.6 square km and a population of 328,700. Its GDP was 4.35 billion RMB in 2006.
It is named after the Huaxi River (the "Flower Brook") that meanders through the town and is featured by genuine hills and waters, pastoral beauty and national minority custom. The North Campus and South Campus of Guizhou University and Guizhou University for Nationalities are located in town. The educational facilities and natural beauty make it a renowned educational and cultural center as well as an important tourist destination of Guizhou and southwest China.
Luyi County (simplified Chinese: 鹿邑县; traditional Chinese: 鹿邑縣; pinyin: Lùyì Xiàn) is a county of eastern Henan, People's Republic of China, bordering Anhui province to the east. It is under the administration of Zhoukou City.
Renhua (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Yanfa; Chinese: 仁化; pinyin: Rénhuà) is a county of northernmost Guangdong province, China, bordering Jiangxi to the northeast and Hunan to the northwest. It is under the administration of Shaoguan City.
Yangxin County (simplified Chinese: 阳新县; traditional Chinese: 陽新縣; pinyin: Yángxīn Xiàn) is a county within the prefecture-level city of Huangshi in southeastern Hubei province, People's Republic of China. It occupies the southern half of the Huangshi City, bordering on Jiangxi in the south, and with Tongshan County in the west. The Yangtze River flows along the county's eastern border.
The southern part of the county, located in the foothills of the Mufu Mountains, is hilly.
According to the Fifth Population Census of China (2000), the county's population was 949,100, making for the population density of 341 people per square kilometer.
Besides the county's main urban area (Xingguo Town, usually referred to simply as Yangxin, as it is normally the case in Chinese counties), other large towns include Longgang (龙港) and Futu (浮屠).
The county is mostly rural, but more prosperous than its neighbor, Tongshan County.
The main transportation artery of the county is currently China National Highway 106, which, within this county, is also counted as China National Highway 316. However, it does not pass through the Yangxin county seat (Xingguo town); the town is served by Hubei provincial
Yingde (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Yingtak; Chinese: 英德) is a historical city in the north of Guangdong Province, China. The city is on the Beijiang River, a tributary of the Pearl River. Administratively, it is part of the Qingyuan prefecture-level city.
The principal languages are Cantonese and Hakka. Mandarin is rarely spoken except in teaching.
It is famous for its Yingde Stone and Ying De Hong tea.
Langxi County (simplified Chinese: 郎溪县; traditional Chinese: 郎溪縣; pinyin: Lángxī Xiàn) is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China under the jurisdiction of Xuancheng City. It has a population of 340,000 and an area of 1,105 square kilometres (427 sq mi). The government of Langxi County is located in Jianping Town.
Langxi County has jurisdiction over eight towns and nine townships.
Taishan Chinese: 台山; pinyin: Táishān; Taishanese: Hoisan [hɔ̀isān]) is a coastal county-level city in southern Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. The city is part of the Greater Taishan Region.
The city is located in the Pearl River Delta, southwest of Jiangmen (to which it administratively belongs) and 140 kilometers west of Hong Kong. It contains 95 islands and islets, including the largest island in Guangdong, Shangchuan Island. It is one of Five Counties in Guangdong (was called Sze Yup with excluding Heshan).
Taishan is famous for being the birthplace of Chinese volleyball, that was brought to Taishan by overseas Chinese, and the city won many provincial and national championships. The city is also famous for being one of the birthplaces of Guangdong music, the other being Guangzhou.
One quarter of the “Flying Tigers”, the legendary group of American volunteer airmen who fought the Japanese during the Second World War before the US entered it, came from Taishan.
On February 12, 1499 in the 12th year of the reign of the emperor Hongzhi during the Ming Dynasty, Taishan was founded as Xinning County (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Sunning County; Chinese: 新宁县) from
Jinzhai County (simplified Chinese: 金寨县; traditional Chinese: 金寨縣; pinyin: Jīnzhài Xiàn) is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China under the jurisdiction of Lu'an City. It has a population of 640,000 and an area of 3,667 square kilometres (1,416 sq mi). The government of Jinzhai County was in Meishan Town before 2006 when it relocated to nearby Jiangdian Town. The county has jurisdiction over nine towns and ten townships.
Jinzhai County is known as "the cradle of generals" (将军的摇篮/將軍搖籃) as 59 men from the area have reached that rank in the People's Liberation Army (PLA).
Jinzhai County lies on the joint border of Anhui, Henan and Hubei Provinces. Its mountainous terrain attracts tourists for its rugged beauty with the highest mountain, Tiantangzhai rising to a height of 1,729.13 metres (5,673.0 ft).
The county is served by the Hewu Railway.
Qióngzhōng Li and Miao Autonomous County is an autonomous county in Hainan, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 6 counties of Hainan. Its postal code is 572900, and in 1999 its population was 196,581 people, largely made up of the Li people and the Miao people.
Huadu District is a district of Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. It is located in the far northern suburbs of the city.
Xinhua Town is the seat of local government, and of the district CCP committee.
The district was established as a county Hua County (Chinese: 花县; pinyin: Huāxiàn; also known as Fahsien) in the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911). It remained a county until 1993 when it was recognized as a city and renamed as Huadu (Chinese: 花都; pinyin: Huādu); in 2000, it became an attached suburban district of Guangzhou. Natives speak a dialect of Yue Chinese called Huaxian (Fahsien; Chinese: 花县话).
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Guangzhou's main airport, is located in the district, as is Guangzhou North Railway Station on the Wuhan–Guangzhou High-Speed Railway.
Qiónghǎi (simplified Chinese: 琼海; traditional Chinese: 瓊海) is one of the 7 county-level cities of Hainan province, People's Republic of China. It is located in the east of the island at the mouth of the Wanquan River, 86 kilometres (53 mi) from the provincial capital of Haikou. It has an area of 1,692 square kilometres (653 sq mi) and in 2010, it had a population of 483,217.
The seat of government is at Jiaji (simplified Chinese: 嘉积; traditional Chinese: 嘉積; pinyin: Jiājī), previously Jiaji Town (simplified Chinese: 嘉积镇; traditional Chinese: 嘉積鎮; pinyin: Jiājī-zhèn), often now referred to simply as Qionghai. Bo'ao, seat of the Boao Forum for Asia, belongs to Qionghai city.
The former counties of Qiongdong (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Kiungtung) and Lehui (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Lokwei) are now part of the Qiongdong City.
Qionghai has a tropical monsoon climate (Köppen Am). Monsoonal influences are strong, with a relatively lengthy wet season and a pronounced dry season (January to March). Rainfall is heaviest and most frequent from August to October, when typhoons may strike, and is otherwise still common throughout the year, averaging an annual total of 2,060
Wuchang (simplified Chinese: 武昌区; traditional Chinese: 武昌區; pinyin: Wǔchāng Qū) was one of the three cities that merged into modern-day Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, China. It stood on the right (southeastern) bank of the Yangtze River, opposite the mouth of the Han River. The two other sister towns, Hanyang and Hankou, were on the left (northwestern) bank, separated from each other by the Han.
The Wuchang fish (Megalobrama amblycephala; 武昌鱼 Wǔchāng yú) is named after the town.
The name "Wuchang" remains in common use for the part of urban Wuhan south of the Yangtze River. Administratively, however, it is split between several districts of the City of Wuhan. The historic center of Wuchang lies within the modern Wuchang District, which has an area of 82.4 square kilometres (31.8 sq mi) and a population of 1,003,400. Other parts of what's colloquially known as Wuchang are within Hongshan District (south and south-east) and Qingshan District (north-east).
In 221, warlord Sun Quan moved the capital of Eastern Wu from Gong'an county, Jingzhou (northwest of present day Gong'an county, Hubei) to È county (in present day Ezhou City), and renamed È to Wuchang (literally prospering
Wudalianchi (五大连池 ; pinyin : Wǔdàliánchí) is a county-level city in the province of Heilongjiang, China. It is under the jurisdiction of the prefecture-level city of Heihe.
The population of the district was 355,397 in 1999.
Baohe District (simplified Chinese: 包河区; traditional Chinese: 包河區; pinyin: Bāohé Qū) is a district of Anhui Province, China. It is under the administration of Hefei city. The district has a surface of 294.94 km² and a population of 817,686 inhabitants. It governs 7 subdistricts and 2 towns.
The Chengguan District is an administrative district in Gansu, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 17 districts of Gansu. It is located mostly on the southern side of the Yellow River, and includes the downtown Lanzhou. Both the Gansu provincial government offices and those of the Lanzhou prefecture-level city are located within the district.
Funan County (simplified Chinese: 阜南县; traditional Chinese: 阜南縣; pinyin: Fùnán Xiàn) is a county of western Anhui Province, East China, under the administration of Fuyang City.
Funan has an area of 1,768 square kilometres (683 sq mi) and a population of 1,553,000.
Funan County administers twenty towns and 11 townships. Former divisions are indicated in italics.
Jing County (simplified Chinese: 景县; traditional Chinese: 景縣; pinyin: Jǐng Xiàn) is a county in Hebei province, Hengshui prefecture in the People's Republic of China. It has an area of 1,183 km (457 sq mi) and has 500,000 inhabitants. Its seat is the town of Jingzhou (景州镇).
Xiahe (Chinese: 夏河; pinyin: Xiàhé; Tibetan: བསང་ཆུ་, Wylie: bsang chu) is a county in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province, the People's Republic of China. It is home to the famed Labrang Tibetan Buddhist monastery, one of the largest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries outside of the Tibet Autonomous Region. The town is populated largely by ethnic Tibetans, as well as some Hui and Han Chinese. The area is highly rural and pastoral (including yak and other animal rearing). The geography is mountainous. In recent years it has become a tourist attraction. The town was named Xiahe in 1928.
Xiahe used to be part of Qinghai when it was under the control of Chinese Muslim General Ma Qi. It was the site of bloody battles between Muslim and Tibetan forces.
Xiahe is found in the southern portion of Gansu province, along the western border with Qinghai province. It lies along the Daxia and Zhao rivers. It is on the northeast edge of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The average elevation is 2900 - 3100m with the highest being 4636m and lowest 2160m.
The name, which literally means, "Xia River" refers to the Daxia River which runs alongside the town.
Badong County (simplified Chinese: 巴东县; traditional Chinese: 巴東縣; pinyin: Bādōng Xiàn; literally "East of (state of) Ba") is a county located in the extreme west of Hubei province, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Enshi Prefecture. The Yangtze River flows through the county and the county seat is located just east of the Wu Gorge in the Three Gorges region.
Badong County is famous for the Shen Nong Stream (Chinese: 神农溪; pinyin: Shénnóng Xī) gorges located near Badong town. The stream itself falls into the Yangtze opposite the Badong center city.
The Badong county seat, commonly referred to simply as "Badong", is in the town of Xinling (信陵镇, Xinling Zhen), located on the high southern banks of the Yangtze River channel. The Yangtze valley was flooded during the first decade of the 21st century after the construction of the Three Gorges Dam to the east, but Badong county seat was mostly above the flood line, and so more of the original town survives than is the case in many other river towns along this section of the Yangtze.
Coal mining in small pits is the main commercial activity in the region, along with farming. There is also a large cement factory
Báishā County (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Paksha) is an autonomous county in Hainan, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 6 counties of Hainan. Its postal code is 572800, and in 1999 its population was 176,377 people, largely made up of the Li people.
Changting (simplified Chinese: 长汀; traditional Chinese: 長汀; pinyin: Chángtīng; Hakka Chinese: Tshòng-tin), also known as Tingzhou or Tingchow(汀州), is a county in western Fujian province, People's Republic of China. With a population of 480,000 and an area of 3,099 square kilometres (1,197 sq mi), Changting is the fifth largest county in the province . The majority of the population belongs to the Hakka people (客家人) and speaks Hakka (客家话) dialect.
The county seat is the town of Tingzhou.
Changting was originally the name of a prefecture (called Tingzhou under the empires), established in the Year 2 of the Republic of China - 1913. During the Chinese Civil War, this prefecture was the economic and financial centre of the Chinese Soviet Republic. Tens of thousands of people from Changting joined the Chinese Red Army but not many survived the Long March.
With the founding of the People's Republic of China, the prefecture was redesignated "Longyan" (龙岩地区) and its government was moved down to Xinluo (新罗). Changting has since been the name of a county only, within the municipal region of Longyan.
With the prosperity of road and railway transportation and more and more dams built along
Chéngmài County (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Tsingmai; Chinese: 澄迈县; pinyin: Chéngmài Xiàn) is an administrative district in Hainan, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 4 counties of Hainan. Its postal code is 571900. In 2002, its population was 490,800.
The first record of Chengmai County is in 110 BC, when it referred to as Guo County in one of Emperor Wu of Han's records. The county acquired its current name under the Sui Dynasty reorganisation of 607. It was also recorded during the Ming Dynasty.
Located in northwest Hainan, it is 56 km wide (east to west) and 70 km long (north to south). It has a total land area of 2067.6 km². Climate-wise, it is tropical with ample sunshine and moderate rainfall all year round; on average, the county receives 2060.5 hours of sunshine and 1756 mm of rain each year. The average annual temperature is 23.7 °C.
With a total land area of 206,700 hectares, melons and other tropical crops are grown around the county.
More than 20 rivers flow through the county, providing 17.4 billion m³ of water per year.
The main industry is mining, with more than ten resources available within the county including quartz, stone, limestone, crystals,
Dìng'ān County (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Tingan) is an administrative district in Hainan, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 4 counties of Hainan. In 1999 its population was 304,522 people. The town of Ding 'an is located within the county.
Dingxing County (simplified Chinese: 定兴县; traditional Chinese: 定興縣; pinyin: Dìngxīng Xiàn) is a county under the jurisdiction of the prefecture-level city of Baoding in central Hebei province, People's Republic of China. It has an area of 714 km (276 sq mi) and 600,000 inhabitants. Located 52 kilometres (32 mi) and 87 km (54 mi) from central Beijing, it is served by China National Highway 107 and G4 Beijing–Hong Kong–Macau Expressway.
There are 5 towns and 11 townships under the county's administration.
Dunhuang (Chinese: 敦煌; pinyin: Dūnhuáng, also as simplified Chinese: 炖煌; traditional Chinese: 燉煌; pinyin: Dūnhuáng in ancient times meaning 'Blazing Beacon') is a city (pop. 187,578 (2000)) in northwestern Gansu province, Western China. It was a major stop on the ancient Silk Road. It was also known at times as Shāzhōu (沙州), or 'City of Sands', "or Dukhan as the Turkis call it." It is best known for the nearby Dunhuang Caves.
It is situated in a rich oasis containing Crescent Lake and Mingsha Shan (鸣沙山, literally "Echoing-Sand Mountain"). Mingsha Shan is so named for the sound of the wind whipping off the dunes, the singing sand phenomenon.
It commands a strategic position at the crossroads of the ancient Southern Silk Route and the main road leading from India via Lhasa to Mongolia and Southern Siberia, as well as controlling the entrance to the narrow Hexi Corridor which led straight to the heart of the north Chinese plains and the ancient capitals of Chang'an (today known as Xi'an) and Luoyang.
There is evidence of human habitation in the Dunhuang area as early as 2,000 BC, possibly by people recorded as the Qiang in Chinese history. Its name was also mentioned as part of the
Ejin Horo Banner, also written as Ejin Horo Qi (Chinese: 伊金霍洛旗; pinyin: Yījīn Huòluò Qí), is a banner under the administration of Ordos City, in southwestern Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China, bordering Shanxi to the southeast. As of 2009, Ejin Horo Qi covers an area of almost 5,600 square kilometres (2,200 sq mi), with a population of nearly 160,000, the majority of whom are ethnically Han Chinese.
China's growing economy has led, in recent years, to increased development in the area of Ejin Horo Qi, with the construction or improvement of roads, transportation centers, and accommodation for travelers and tourists.
Ejin Horo Qi, as part of Ordos City, lies on a plateau in the southern portion of the Ordos Desert. The land surface consists primarily of arid grassland or sandy dunes. A tributary of the Yellow River flows through Ejin Horo Qi.
Pasture degradation, soil erosion, and desertification were ongoing problems during the late 20th century. From the 1950s through the 1970s, the use of fuel wood and overgrazing from sheep and goats caused up to an estimated annual loss of 1,000 km of arable land. During the 1980s, the rate decreased substantially due
Gaoming District is a district in Guangdong province of the People's Republic of China. Gaoming City is located west of Foshan City, and has a population of 276,000 and Covers an area of 967.4 km².
Gaoming has resources of Gold, Copper, Tungsten and other minerals. Gaoming county is an important producer of foodstuffs within Guangdong, as well as food and textiles.
Gaoming District is located within Foshan. Neighboring cities, districts, andcounties are Gaoyao in the North, Xinxing County in the West, Heshan in the South, Nanhai District and Sanshui District in the East. The district is divided into one subdistrict and three towns.
Gaoming is not particularly well integrated into transport systems. The railway from Guangzhou to Maoming as well as the Guangzhou-Foshan-Kaiping highway do not reach this area of the county. Gaoming has a river port on the Xi River.
Gaoming has a sizeable bus station located on Hexiang Lu. It provides transport to a number of locations including Guangzhou, Foshan, Kaiping and Zhuhai in mainland China, and Hong Kong. Buses to Guangzhou terminate at Fangcun Bus Station (adjoined to Ximenkou Metro) and the Central Bus Station (adjoined to Guangzhou Train
Gaoyao (Chinese: 高要; pinyin: Gāoyào) is a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Zhaoqing prefecture-level city in western Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. Population: 706,000.
Gaoyao is located on the southern bank of the Xi River, just opposite to Zhaoqing City. Both are about 100|km}} away from Guangzhou, the provincial capital.
Gaoyao was established as a county as early as in the Han Dynasty. It was named after Gaoyao Gorge (now renamed Lingyang Gorge) on the Xi River, and became a city at county level in 1993.
Places of interest include the Red Mansion and Gaoyao Xuegong Pavilion.
There are also 3 pagodas that can be seen in Gaoyao.
Gaoyao has juridiction over one subdistrict and several towns:
Gutian County (simplified Chinese: 古田县; traditional Chinese: 古田縣; pinyin: Gǔtián Xiàn; Foochow Romanized: Kŭ-chèng Gâing) is a county lying in the northeastern Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Ningde City and is located in the southwest part of the municipality. It is also known as "the town of the former worthy", as Zhuxi, a famous Chinese scholar once lived there. In earlier English documents it is also known as Kutien or Kucheng.
The county was set up in the Tang Dynasty in 741 AD. Since Zhuxi, one of the famous scholars in China, lived there, it is also called "the town of the former worthy."
In 1895 the county was the site of a massacre of Christian missionaries.
The Min River (Fujian) runs through Gutian, covering a distance of 35 kilometres (22 mi).
There are a number of scenic areas in Gutian.
Gutian has jurisdiction over 8 towns and 7 villages. It has a total population of 430,000.
Gutian county is known as "The Land of Fungi" (食用菌之乡). Fungal exports include snow fungus (Tremella fuciformis) (白木耳) and shiitake (Lentinula edodes) (香菇). Other exports include perch (鲈鱼), carp (鲤鱼), honey peaches (水蜜桃), reddish slab stones (桃花红石板材)
He County (Chinese: 和县; pinyin: Hé Xiàn) is a district of Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of Ma'anshan. It has a population of 650,000 and an area of 1,412 square kilometres (545 sq mi). The government of He County is located in Liyang Town.
He County has jurisdiction over eleven towns and four townships.
Fossils of Homo erectus, a predecessor of modern humans, were excavated from Longtandong cave on the side of Wanjiashan mountain in Hexian between 1980 and 1981.
Jiangyan is a city in the prefecture of Taizhou in Jiangsu province, China. Jiangyan is most famous for being the birthplace of the current General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, President of the People's Republic of China, Hu Jintao.
Located in the middle of Jiangsu province, Jiangyan is neighbored by Hai'an city and Dongtai city to the east. To the west, there are Hailing city and Gaogang districts of Taizhou. Taixing city is situated to the south, while Xinghua city is to the north.
Jiangyan has a very long history. Formerly called Taixian (Chinese: 泰县, pinyin: tāixīan), it was set as a county at the end of Western Han Dynasty. It has relics from Zhou Dynasty, Budda statue from Tang Dynasty, and a town from Qing Dynasty. In July 1994, it was changed from Taixian County to Jiangyan City, current name, and also established as a city status. Other names Jiangyan had are Hailu (Chinese: 海陆), Wuling (Chinese: 吴陵), Taizhou (Chinese: 泰州) over the years. General Chen Yi had commanded the Battle of Huangqiao in Qujiang Tower, in downtown Jiangyan. Liu Jingting (Chinese: 柳敬亭, Master of Yangzhou Pingtan, a form of traditional Chinese opera)、Huang Longshi (Chinese :黄龙士, Master
Jianyang (simplified Chinese: 建阳; traditional Chinese: 建陽; pinyin: Jiànyáng) is a county-level city in Nanping prefecture in the northern part of Fujian province, People's Republic of China.
Jianyang has rich natural resources: bamboo, tea and water power.
The bamboo was used for paper manufacturing, and the commercial publishers there, thriving on locally produced paper, from the 11th-17th Centuries, were amongst the biggest three of the Song dynasty and Yuan dynasty. The area continued to be an important center of book printing into the Ming epoch.
Since the Southern Song, the county was served by the so-called Chongan trade route, connecting Quanzhou on the Fujian coast (the nation's major port for trade with Southeast Asia in those days) with northeastern Jiangxi province. It allowed shipping of local products, notably books, to the major markets of lower Yangtze region using mostly water transport, with just a few portages.
Jianyang bore a famous legal medical expert Song Ci, who wrote a famous book Xi yuan ji lu; it was the first book about legal medical research, and laid a solid foundation for China's medical jurisprudence. This year a teleplay called A Legal Medical Expert
Jin'an District (simplified Chinese: 金安区; traditional Chinese: 金安區; pinyin: Jīn'ān Qū) is a district of Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of Lu'an City. It has a population of 830,000 and an area of 1,654 square kilometres (639 sq mi). The government of Jin'an district is located on Renmin St.
The district has jurisdiction over three subdistricts, 11 towns and 14 townships.
Lintan County is an administrative district in Gansu, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 58 counties of Gansu. It is part of the Gannan Prefecture. Its postal code is 747500, and in 1999 its population was 148,722 people.
Longgang District (simplified Chinese: 龙岗区; traditional Chinese: 龍崗區; Mandarin Pinyin: Lónggǎng Qū; Jyutping: lunggong keoi) is one of the eight districts of Shenzhen, People's Republic of China. It is located in north-east of Shenzhen. With an area of 844.07 square kilometres (325.90 sq mi), Longgang District is the largest district by area in Guangdong province. Population of the district is 961,800, of which 191,100 are registered residents.
Longgang was established as a district on January 1, 1993.
Minle County (simplified Chinese: 民乐县; traditional Chinese: 民樂縣; pinyin: Mínlè Xiàn) is an administrative district in Gansu, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 58 counties of Gansu. It is part of the Zhangye prefecture, with the city of the same name being the prefecture seat. Its postal code is 734500, and in 1999 its population was 232,462 people.
Qimen County (simplified Chinese: 祁门县; traditional Chinese: 祁門縣; pinyin: Qímén Xiàn) is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of Huangshan City. It has a population of 190,000 and an area of 2,257 square kilometres (871 sq mi). The government of Qimen County is located in Qishan Town.
Qimen County has jurisdiction over seven towns and thirteen townships.
Qimen County was established in 766 during the Tang Dynasty (Yongtai Era 2). It takes its name from the Mount Qi in the northeast and the Chanjiang River (阊江) in the southwest.
Qimen County is a tea-producing region, and the black tea called Keemun tea is named after Qimen.
Qimen is served by the Anhui–Jiangxi Railway.
The area around the border with Shitai County contains a National Nature Reserve. It includes a 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) high peak in the Huangshan Mountains.
Tongshan District (simplified Chinese: 铜山区; traditional Chinese: 銅山區; pinyin: Tóngshān Qū), formerly Tongshan County (铜山县) is a district of the city of Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, People's Republic of China, bordering Anhui and Shandong provinces. The area derives its name from the copper-filled mountains to the north and east, and until September 2010 was a county. The district controls 8 subdistricts and 20 towns.
Yangshan County (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Yeungshan; Chinese: 阳山县) is a county of Guangdong Province, China. It is under the administration of Qingyuan city.
In Arabic, Yangshan County is بذضدصه هضدضيج
Yanping District (simplified Chinese: 延平区; traditional Chinese: 延平區; pinyin: Yánpíng Qū) is the only district of Nanping, Fujian province, People's Republic of China. The prefecture government is located in the district.
The name of the district literally means "Prolong Peace", and it is still commonly referred to as Nanping, which was its name before 1995. Nowadays, people still use both "Yanping" and "Nanping" in mailing address, and Nanping is even more common.
The city was built as a house at 196 BC. Before that it was a village governed by Houguan County (Fuzhou). Because it is the start point of Min River, it act as a trading transferring center between North Fujian, Jiangxi and Fuzhou.
Also, it is the last stronghold of Fuzhou, the largest city in Fujian, and usually carefully guarded. Because of the soldiers came from north China, the city's dialect was more similar to that of Henan Province.
The city was named Nanping City at 1956, and after the prefecture was named Nanping in 1995, it changed to its current name.
Yilan County (simplified Chinese: 依兰县; traditional Chinese: 依蘭縣; pinyin: Yīlán Xiàn) is a county of central Heilongjiang province in Northeast China. It administratively belonging to Harbin, the provincial capital, more than 240 kilometres (150 mi) to the west. Its county seat, which is also called Yilan (Yilan Town, Yilan zhen), is located near the confluence of the Mudan River (formerly known as the Hurka River) with the Sungari.
During the rule of the Ming Dynasty in China, Yilan, formerly known as Sanxing (三姓; Wade-Giles: San-hsing; historically also Romanized as San Sing), was one of the two important centers of the Jianzhou Jurchens of the Hurka River valley. (The other center was Ninguta in the upper reaches of the Hurka).
The town retained its importance into the Qing period, and in 1692 became the seat of a Deputy Lieutenant-General (副都统, fu dutong). Subordinated to the Governor General (jiangjun) in Jilin City. the Sanxing Fu dutong was in control of the northeastern section of the Jilin Province (which in those days was much larger than now) - a large region stretching northeast along the Sungari and the Amur to the Pacific Ocean.
In 1887, three British travelers -
Yuelu (Chinese: 岳麓区; pinyin: Yuèlù qū) is one of five urban districts of Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, China. It is located on the west bank of Xiang River (Xiang Jiang), and named after the Yuelu Mountain, one of National Historical Interest and Scenic Beauties of China.
Yuelu is an important district that is a cultural area and has a long history and profound cultural deposit in Changsha, the Yuelu Academy founded in 976 (the 9th year of the reign of the Song Dynasty) is on the east side of Yuelu Mountain, in the south is the University Town Zone where there are many universities including Central South University, Hunan University and Hunan Normal University, the National High-tech Industrial Development Zone covers large area in the middle of the district.
Yuelu is subdivided 9 urban subdistricts (Chinese:街道，pinyin:jiēdào) and a township (乡，pinyin:xiāng).
Yuexiu District is a district in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. It was located at the west of Tianhe District and the east of Liwan District. It was the commercial, political and cultural centre of Guangdong province. The area is famous for its high quality education. The Guangdong provincial government and the Guangzhou city government are both located in Yuexiu District. The district was established in 1960, and merged with Dongshan District in 2005.