Nanjing County

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Nanjing County
南靖县
County
Hekeng Village, Shuyang Town, Nanjing County
Hekeng Village, Shuyang Town, Nanjing County
Nanjing is located in Fujian
Nanjing
Nanjing
Location in Fujian
Coordinates: 24°39′N 117°18′E / 24.650°N 117.300°E / 24.650; 117.300Coordinates: 24°39′N 117°18′E / 24.650°N 117.300°E / 24.650; 117.300
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Prefecture-level city Zhangzhou
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Nanjing County (simplified Chinese: 南靖县; traditional Chinese: 南靖縣; pinyin: Nánjìng Xiàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lâm-chiūⁿ-koān) is a county under the administration of Zhangzhou City, in the south of Fujian province, People's Republic of China.

Administrative division[edit]

Nanjing County is administratively divided into several towns:

Sights[edit]

Nanjing County, and in particular its western part (Shuyang and Meilin Towns), is the location of many famous Fujian Tulou. Out of the 10 tulou sites listed on UNESCO's World Heritage list, four are in Nanjing County:

  • Tianluokeng Tulou cluster
  • Hekeng Tulou cluster (Hekeng Village), near Qujiang administrative village, Shuyang Town
  • Hegui Lou
  • Huaiyuan Lou

Transportation[edit]

Until 2012, Nanjing County had no railways. The Longyan–Xiamen Railway, opened on June 30, 2012, became the first railway to cross the county. The two stations within the county are Nanjing Station (located near Fengtian Town, about 15 km (by road) to the northeast of the county seat, Shancheng[1]) and Longshan;[2] they serve the county's eastern and northern parts.

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