Qingtian County

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Qingtian County
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Chinese 青田
 • Pinyin Qīngtián
Hecheng (seat of Qingtian), from the north-west, in 2011
Hecheng (seat of Qingtian), from the north-west, in 2011
Nickname(s): Little Europe (小欧洲)
Coordinates: 28°8′3″N 120°17′27″E / 28.13417°N 120.29083°E / 28.13417; 120.29083
Country People's Republic of China
Province Zhejiang
Prefecture-level city Lishui
 • County 2,493 km2 (963 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • County 361,062
 • Urban 75,152
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 323900
Area code(s) 0578
Website Qingtian County

Qingtian (Chinese: 青田; pinyin: Qīngtián; literally: "azure field"), is a county in southeastern Zhejiang Province, on the middle-lower reaches of the Ou River. The county is known from AD 711 and was named for its rich rice paddy fields. Population 361,062, area 2,493 km2 (963 sq mi). Subtropical monsoon climate: annual average temperature 18.3 degrees, annual rainfall 1,747 mm (68.8 in). Hilly territory with many ravines. The county administration is based in Lishui, but its capital is Hecheng, also known as Qingtian City.

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Coordinates: 28°07′23″N 120°16′59″E / 28.123°N 120.283°E / 28.123; 120.283