Meishan

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Meishan
眉山市
Prefecture-level city
Location of Meishan in Sichuan
Location of Meishan in Sichuan
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 620000
Area code(s) 0028
Website ms.gov.cn

Meishan (Chinese: 眉山; Sichuanese Pinyin: Mi2san1; local pronunciation: [mi˨˩sã˥]; pinyin: Méishān; Wade–Giles: Mei-shan), formerly known as Meizhou (眉州) or Qingzhou (青州), is a prefecture-level city with more than 100,000 inhabitants in Sichuan province of the People's Republic of China. Meishan is in the southwest of Sichuan Basin.

It belonged to Leshan City before 1997. Then Meishan Prefecture was founded in 1997 upon approval of state council. It became Meishan City in 2000.

Meishan is the seat of Meishan prefecture. Liu Hanyuan, one of the ten richest private persons in the People's Republic of China is a native of Meishan.

Subdivisions[edit]

It has 1 county-level district and 5 counties.

Map
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# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population (2004 est.) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Dongpo District 东坡区 Dōngpō Qū 820,000 1,331 616
2 Renshou County 仁寿县 Rénshòu Xiàn 1,560,000 2,606 599
3 Pengshan County 彭山县 Péngshān Xiàn 320,000 465 688
4 Hongya County 洪雅县 Hóngyǎ Xiàn 340,000 1,948 175
5 Danleng County 丹棱县 Dānléng Xiàn 160,000 449 356
6 Qingshen County 青神县 Qīngshén Xiàn 200,000 387 517

History[edit]

Su Shi, Song Dynasty writer and poet (1037-1101), was a native of Meishan, and a historic temple commemorating him and his father and brother, also notable writers (the "three Su") is located in the city.

Coordinates: 30°03′18″N 103°50′02″E / 30.055°N 103.834°E / 30.055; 103.834