Luohe

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Luohe
漯河市
Prefecture-level city
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Location of Luohe City jurisdiction in Henan
Location of Luohe City jurisdiction in Henan
Luohe is located in China
Luohe
Luohe
Location in China
Coordinates: 33°34′N 114°02′E / 33.567°N 114.033°E / 33.567; 114.033Coordinates: 33°34′N 114°02′E / 33.567°N 114.033°E / 33.567; 114.033
Country People's Republic of China
Province Henan
Area
 • Total 2,617 km2 (1,010 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 2,511,000
 • Density 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 462000
Area code(s) 0395
GDP Unknown
Major Nationalities Han
County-level divisions 5
Township-level divisions 55
License plate prefixes L
Website luohe.gov.cn

Luohe (Chinese: 漯河; pinyin: Luòhé; Postal map spelling: Loho) is a prefecture-level city in central Henan province, People's Republic of China. It is surrounded by the cities of Xuchang, Zhoukou, Zhumadian and Pingdingshan on its north, east, south and west respectively.

Administration[edit]

The prefecture level city of Luohe administers 3 districts and 2 counties.

Agriculture and industry[edit]

Cultivation of wheat, corn and textile industry are important for the economy of the area. The city is famous for its ham production industry. Shuanghui is the biggest meat processing company in the world, after purchasing the American meat company, Smithfield. A commercial center since ancient times, Luohe presently is home to light industries including food preparation, paper, leather making / shoes, textiles, cigarettes, and electronics.

Famous village[edit]

Nanjie (南街村)

Famous people[edit]

Xu Shen (许慎): famous linguist during the Han Dynasty. He compiled the first Chinese character dictionary Shuowen Jiezi.

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