Jixi County

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The ancient Huihang Trail, connecting Anhui's Jixi County with Zhejiang's Lin'an City

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 km2 (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.

History[edit]

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 from Jixi County include Communist Party former General Secretary Hu Jintao, businessman Hu Xueyan, and scholar Hu Shih.

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Jixi is served by the Anhui–Jiangxi Railway.

Coordinates: 30°04′16″N 118°35′32″E / 30.07111°N 118.59222°E / 30.07111; 118.59222