Xinhua County

Xinhua County


Tianhua South Road (天华南路
Tianhua South Road (天华南路
Xinhua is located in Hunan
Location in Hunan
Coordinates: 27°44′13″N 111°18′29″E / 27.737°N 111.308°E / 27.737; 111.308Coordinates: 27°44′13″N 111°18′29″E / 27.737°N 111.308°E / 27.737; 111.308[1]
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityLoudi
 • Total3,634.98 km2 (1,403.47 sq mi)
 • Total1,110,910
 • Density310/km2 (790/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code

Xinhua County (simplified Chinese: 新化县; traditional Chinese: 新化縣; pinyin: Xīnhuà Xiàn)Vis a county and the 4th most populous county-level division in the Province of Hunan, China; it is under the administration of Loudi City.

Located along the middle reaches of the Zi River, it covers 3,635 square kilometers and has a population of 1,291,626 (2002). Xinhua shares the border with Lengshuijiang, Lianyuan, Xinshao, Xupu and Longhui counties and cities. As a county, it was founded at 1072 (Northern Song Dynasty) and now it is under jurisdiction of the Loudi City and subdivided into 7 townships and 19 towns, Shangmei is the county seat.

In 2011, media attention was attracted by a construction project started by the county's government. In the hope of attracting tourists, the officials wanted to build a lavish temple (Xiongshan Si - 熊山寺; 'Bear Mountain Temple'), diverting funds from more essential projects.[4][5]



  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Xinhua" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ Loudi City Land Use Plan (2006–20)/《娄底市土地利用总体规划(2006-2020年)》.(in Chinese) Accessed 8 July 2014.
  3. ^ 娄底市2010年第六次全国人口普查主要数据公报 (in Chinese). Loudi People's Government. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  4. ^ Poor Chinese county used relief fund to build temple. Reuters, 2011-09-26
  5. ^ 湖南新化回应媒体曝“强扣水利款建旅游区”事宜 (Hunan's Xinhua [County] responds to media's claims of the diversion of irrigation funds to the construction of a tourist area).
  6. ^ 中国地面气候标准值月值(1981-2010) (in Chinese). China Meteorological Data Service Center. Retrieved 20 October 2018.

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