Ningxiang County

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Ningxiang County
宁乡县
County
Ningxiang County is located in Hunan
Ningxiang County
Ningxiang County
Location in Hunan
Coordinates: 28°10′58″N 113°20′26″E / 28.1827°N 113.3405°E / 28.1827; 113.3405Coordinates: 28°10′58″N 113°20′26″E / 28.1827°N 113.3405°E / 28.1827; 113.3405
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hunan
Prefecture-level city Changsha
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Ningxiang County (simplified Chinese: 宁乡县; traditional Chinese: 寧鄉縣; pinyin: Níngxiāng Xiàn; literally: "peaceful home") is under the administration of Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, China

Archeology[edit]

Ningxiang was a site of spectacular Shang archaeological finds[1]

In 2004, a Chinese team excavated ruins from the Western Zhou period (11th century-771BC) at Tanheli. The findings were of a city site that included two large yellow earth artificial building sites and two even larger sites that may have been palace dwellings. Remnants of moats were found both inside and outside the city. In the highlands outside the city were excavated seven small tombs for nobles and lords which contained many bronze culture implements as well as those made of jade. The site was listed in Beijing as one of the top ten archeological discoveries of 2004.[2]

Administrative division[edit]

Name Hanzi Population (2005) Area (Km2) Note
Qingshanqiao 青山桥镇 49,000 71.8
Liushahe 流沙河镇 69,000 140.57
Yutan 玉潭镇 200,000 20
Daolin 道林镇 56,000 135
Huaminglou 花明楼镇 51,000 112.4
Donghutang 东湖塘镇 47,000 138
Xiaduopu 夏铎铺镇 37,000 103.4
Xialeqiao 偕乐桥镇 21,000 72.5
Shuangfupu 双凫铺镇 47,000 62.9
Meitanba 煤炭坝镇 53,000 73.4
Batang 坝塘镇 41,000 107
Huitang 灰汤镇 23,000 43
Shuangjiangkou 双江口镇 38,000 89.5
Laoliangcang 老粮仓镇 63,000 121.8
Xiangzikou 巷子口镇 42,000 105.8
Longtian 龙田镇 21,000 72.5
Hengshi 横市镇 50,000 123
Huilongpu 回龙铺镇 37,000 71.8
Huangcai 黄材镇 62,000 220
Jinzhou 金洲镇 31,000 62.1
Dachengqiao 大成桥乡 43,000 106.2
Zhuliangqiao 朱良桥乡 33,000 82.72
Jinghuapu 菁华铺乡 32,000 65.8
Nanmenqiao 南门桥乡 27,000 64
Zifu 资福乡 38,000 87.4
Fengmuqiao 枫木桥乡 38,000 72.6
Yujia'ao 喻家坳乡 39,000 96.85
Shatian 沙田乡 34,000 74.22
Baimaqiao 白马桥乡 50,000 22.8
Lijingpu 历经铺乡 34,000 35
Chengjiao 城郊乡 50,000 22.8
Weishan 沩山乡 14,000 42.8

Notable people[edit]

Ningxiang County is the birthplace of:

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Cambridge History of Ancient China, 1999:209
  2. ^ "Ruins from the Western Zhou Period, Tanheli, Ningxiang County, Hunan Province". www.china.org. Retrieved 2008-01-28. 

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