Pucheng County, Fujian
Location of Pucheng County within Nanping City
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Pucheng County (simplified Chinese: 浦城县; traditional Chinese: 浦城縣; pinyin: Pǔchéng Xiàn) is a county under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Nanping, in extreme northern Fujian province, People's Republic of China, bordering Jiangxi to the northwest and Zhejiang to the east.
The county is named for the Nanpuxi (南浦溪) River, a major tributary to the Min River.
Pucheng comprises 3,383.02 square kilometres (1,306.19 sq mi) in the Wuyi Mountains which separates Fujian and Jiangxi provinces. It borders Songxi County to the southeast, Jianyang City to the south and Wuyishan City (location of the famous UNESCO park) to the west, all within Nanping. The municipality of Shangrao, Jiangxi, borders to the northwest; those of Quzhou, to the north, and Lishui, to the east, are in Zhejiang.
Street offices (街道, jiedao)
- Nanpu (南浦) - the county seat
- Hebin (河滨)
Towns (镇, zhen)
- Fuling (富岭)
- Shibei (石陂)
- Lingjiang (临江)
- Xianyang (仙阳)
- Shuibeijie (水北街)
- Yongxing (永兴)
- Zhongxin (忠信)
- Liantang (莲塘)
- Jiumu (九牧)
Townships (乡, xiang)
As of 2000 Pucheng had a population of approximately 320,000.
Pucheng dialect shares some features with Wu, but is classed among the Southern Chinese languages. It is however not demonstrably a member of the Min language group (which covers almost all of Fujian), and pending further research must stand as an isolate - the sole exemplar of the Pucheng group of Southern Chinese. Some Wu dialects and the Min Bei dialect of Shibei are also spoken in Pucheng.
In 2006 mound tombs of the Wuyue Kingdom were discovered in Guanjiu village. (The kingdom was contemporary with the Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods of the Yellow River-centred Hans). Considered a strongly significant element of Wuyue culture, these are the first such tombs discovered in Fujian Province. 72 bronze funerary articles were excavated from the tombs, making the excavation the largest harvest of bronze items in Fujian archaeological history.