Hecheng / Qingtian City, seen from the north-west, looking downriver, May 2011.
Qingtian (Chinese: 青田 p=Qīngtián; literally "azure field"), is a county located in southeastern Zhejiang Province, mid-lower reaches of the Ou River, Lishui city is the East gate. County built in 711 ad, so named because of the foothills of the county Bei Yu Qingzhi rich paddy fields, also known as shibatae. The county a total population of 336500, the total area of 2,493 km2 (963 sq mi), is a subtropical monsoon climate. The annual average temperature of 18.3 degrees. Annual rainfall of 1,747 mm (68.8 in). Hilly territory, ravines aspect, the strange scene be too numerous to enumerate, known as the "Lijiang River south of Zhejiang," said the Oujiang River passing through, thousands of beautiful. Known as "9 hill half water half minutes of cropland" said. Qingtian has a long history,outstanding people, the "hometown of stone carving, overseas Chinese town, the famous town" reputation. It is under the administration of the city Lishui. The county capital is Hecheng, also known as Qingtian City.