Pingnan County, Fujian

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Pingnan County
屏南县
County
Pingnan is located in Fujian
Pingnan
Pingnan
Location in Fujian
Coordinates: 26°55′N 118°59′E / 26.917°N 118.983°E / 26.917; 118.983Coordinates: 26°55′N 118°59′E / 26.917°N 118.983°E / 26.917; 118.983
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Prefecture-level city Ningde
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Pingnan County (simplified Chinese: 屏南县; traditional Chinese: 屏南縣; pinyin: Píngnán Xiàn) is an inland county in northeastern Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It is located in the cultural region of Mindong (闽东), and lies in the west of Ningde City.

Administration[edit]

The population of Pingnan stands at 181 300 residents, of whom 35,700 are urban resident. (2003)[1]

The county covers an area of 1,485 square kilometres (573 sq mi), divided into four towns (镇, zhen) and seven townships (乡, xiang). The county executive, legislature and judiciary are seated at Gufeng Town (古峰镇), together with the CPC and PSB branches.

Towns[edit]

Townships[edit]

  • Pingcheng (屏城乡)
  • Tangkou (棠口乡)
  • Gantang (甘棠乡)
  • Yiling (熙岭乡)
  • Luxia (路下乡)
  • Shoushan (寿山乡)
  • Lingxia (岭下乡)

History[edit]

Pingnan was established as a county in Qing Dynasty in 1735.[2]

Local historical monuments include the Wan'an Bridge, located in the appropriately named Changqiao ("long bridge") Township. The bridge, described as the "longest woven timber bridge in China", was originally built in 1648, and rebuilt a number of times since.[3]

Agriculture[edit]

Pingnan is "the capital of summer mushrooms", and the annual produce of Xiangu mushrooms is more than 6,000 tons. It is the largest export base of summer mushrooms in China. Pingnan also is famous for fruits such as Younai plums, seedless persimmons, chinquapis, yangtaos, and Wuyan peas. [4]

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