Meixian District

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Meixian
梅县区
District
Skyline of Meixian
Location of the county
Location of the county
Meixian is located in Guangdong
Meixian
Meixian
Location in Guangdong
Coordinates: 24°19′17″N 116°07′10″E / 24.32139°N 116.11944°E / 24.32139; 116.11944Coordinates: 24°19′17″N 116°07′10″E / 24.32139°N 116.11944°E / 24.32139; 116.11944
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture-level city Meizhou
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website http://www.gdmx.gov.cn/
Meixian District
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese 梅县
Postal Map Meihsien
Kaying (former)

Meixian (Chinese: 梅县; pinyin: Méixiàn; literally: "Plum County"), formerly Meihsien, is a district of the city of Meizhou, in northeastern Guangdong province, China.[1]

Geography[edit]

Meixian almost completely surrounds Meizhou's central urban Meijiang District. This is due to the old urban core of Meixian becoming separated from the bulk of the county in the territorial reorganisations following the 1949 establishment of the People's Republic of China, when it was given equal status.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Meixian has administrative jurisdiction over one subdistrict and 18 towns.[2]

Subdistrict
Towns

Culture[edit]

With a majority Hakka population, Meixian, along with Dabu County, is known as the home of Standard Hakka.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 国务院批准广东梅县"撤县设区" 政府驻地不变. China News (in Chinese). 11 November 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Mei County (梅县)". National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2014.  (Chinese)

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