Boluo County

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Boluo County
博罗县
County
Guangzhou–Huizhou Expressway in the county
Guangzhou–Huizhou Expressway in the county
Location in Huizhou City
Location in Huizhou City
Boluo is located in Guangdong
Boluo
Boluo
Location in Guangdong
Coordinates: 23°10′N 114°17′E / 23.167°N 114.283°E / 23.167; 114.283Coordinates: 23°10′N 114°17′E / 23.167°N 114.283°E / 23.167; 114.283
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture-level city Huizhou
County seat Luoyang (罗阳镇)
Area
 • Total 2,795 km2 (1,079 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 813,730
 • Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 5161XX
Area code(s) 0752
Boluo County
Traditional Chinese 博羅縣
Simplified Chinese 博罗县
Cantonese Jyutping bok4 lo4 jyun6
Hanyu Pinyin Bóluó Xiàn
Postal Map Poklo

Boluo County (Chinese: 博罗县; pinyin: Bóluó Xiàn) is a county of east-central Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Huizhou City, and in 2009, had a population of 813,700 residing in an area of 2,795 km2 (1,079 sq mi). It borders Yuancheng District, Dongyuan and Zijin counties to the northeast, Huiyang and Huicheng Districts to the southeast, Dongguan to the south, Zengcheng to the west, and Longmen County to the northwest.

History[edit]

In Lüshi Chunqiu, it was already one of the many Yue states without a king.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Boluo administers 17 towns:

Economy[edit]

Boluo County is said to be the home to the country's largest farm for raising the rare "Golden coin turtle" Cuora trifasciata.[2]

Transport[edit]

Guangzhou–Huizhou and Huizhou–Heyuan Expressway (惠河高速公路) intersect within the county, and China National Highways 205 and 324 as well as the Beijing–Kowloon and Guangzhou–Meizhou–Shantou Railways (广梅汕铁路) traverse the entire county.

Notes[edit]