Qimen County

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For the Chinese tea, see Keemun tea.
Keemun tea is produced in Qimen County

Qimen County (simplified Chinese: 祁门县; traditional Chinese: 祁門縣; pinyin: Qímén Xiàn) is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of Huangshan City. It has a population of 190,000 and an area of 2,257 square kilometres (871 sq mi). The government of Qimen County is located in Qishan Town.

Qimen County has jurisdiction over seven towns and thirteen townships.

History[edit]

Qimen County was established in 766 during the Tang Dynasty (Yongtai Era 2). It takes its name from the Mount Qi in the northeast and the Chanjiang River (阊江) in the southwest.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

Qimen County is a tea-producing region, and the black tea called Keemun tea is named after Qimen.

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Qimen is served by the Anhui–Jiangxi Railway.

Places of interest[edit]

The area around the border with Shitai County contains a National Nature Reserve. It includes a 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) high peak in the Huangshan Mountains.

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Coordinates: 29°52′N 117°35′E / 29.867°N 117.583°E / 29.867; 117.583