Liuyang

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Liuyang
浏阳市
County-level city
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Traditional 瀏陽
 • Simplified 浏阳
 • Pinyin Liúyáng
Liuyang Panorama
Liuyang Panorama
Liuyang in Hunan
Liuyang in Hunan
Country China
Province Hunan
Prefecture Changsha
Area
 • Total 5,008 km2 (1,934 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,278,928
 • Density 260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0731
Website http://www.liuyang.gov.cn
Chrysanthemum Stone (celestine in limestone) from Liuyang

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 1,278,928 as of 2010.[1]

Liuyang shares an important place in the history of the origination of fireworks. These flowers as the Chinese name implies (literally Smoke 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.

Revolutionary history[edit]

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 Changsha, the provincial capital, 100 km to the west.

Mao led the troops 170 km south into the Jinggangshan Mountains. Half a year later he was joined there by the troops of Zhu De.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The city executive, legislature and Basic People's Court (judiciary) are in Guankou Street, together with the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Public Security Bureau (PSB) branches. The town-level territorial entities overseen by these organs (with links to their web pages on www.agri.com.cn - an agricultural produce site) are:

Street committees[edit]

Towns[edit]

Townships[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.geohive.com/cntry/cn-43.aspx Census 2010
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  10. ^ "镇头镇信息门户(湖南省长沙市浏阳市)". Agri.com.cn. Retrieved 2010-07-31. 
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Coordinates: 28°08′30″N 113°37′30″E / 28.14167°N 113.62500°E / 28.14167; 113.62500