Xuwen County

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Xuwen County
County
Chinese 徐闻 transcription(s)
Country China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture Zhanjiang
Area
 • Total 1,954.37 km2 (754.59 sq mi)
Population 690,000
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Xuwen County (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Tsuimen or Suwen) is a county of Guangdong Province, China. It is under the administration of Zhanjiang city. It is the southernmost county of Guangdong Province. Xuwen County is located in the southernmost part of mainland of China; bordering South China Sea in the east and Beibu Gulf in the west; being separated from Hainan by the 18-nautical-mile (33 km) wide Qiongzhou Straits. Coastline is 372 kilometers, covering an area of 1,954.37 square kilometers with a population of 690,000.

In Yuanding VI, Han Dynasty (111.B.C.), the county was established, capital was in the rear of islets, integrated with Shiwei, Erqiao and Nanwan (Touwang Village, in ancient times), where leans on Shiling Mountain, passage in the east to South China Sea and adjoins the Pacific Ocean, adjacent to southwestern Asian countries. Creator's preference concentrated on her, thus the superior port came into being, thanks to Providence, then became the starting port for marine-silk-route. She has experienced two-thousand-year ups and downs. Plain customs and folks seem to remain. Scenery is charming. Ancient wells, commercial port and docks have testified history. Major attractions are involved with most scenic spots in 15 Townships. Of these, unique characteristics are top ten of China: the southernmost tip of mainland China; Dengloujiao Cape; the earliest starting commercial port for marine-silk-route in Han Dynasty; Coral Reefs, the largest area perfect, in China's continental shelf; the largest base for Akoya pearls culturing and manufacturing; the largest train ferry dock, North Port dock, (Opposite to South Port Dock, Hainan); the China's largest automobile ferry dock of Hai'an Port; China's largest pineapple base; the only tropical area in mainland China, where sunshine time is the longest; the China's largest galangal grow base; China's largest base for off-season bananas. Profound human civilization and scenery, landscapes, interests and ancient ruins, throw into sharp relief of Xuwen, the more lustrous pearl in South China.

Clean air, forests, flowers, tropical fruits, hills, streams, brooks, lakes, pineapple orchards, banana orchards, mango orchards, papaya orchards, strawberry orchards, coconut forest cover the red land, sunshine all year round.

Wencheng (闻城)[edit]

Main square at Wencheng

The main town in the county is Wencheng.[1] It is located approximately 10 km north of Hai'an Port.

Wencheng is the commercial, political, cultural, recreational and residential downtown area. Nanshan township, Chengbei township and Hai'an Township surround her. There are nine main streets: Dongfang Road, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th; Dongping Road, 1 2,3,4, Hongqi Road, 1,2. Xuhai Road, Dexin Road, 1,2,3, Chengdong Avenue, Mulan Road, Wenta Road, Guisheng Road. There are two parks, two stadiums, five supermarkets, one five star hotel, one four star hotel, two 3-star hotels, four KFC style restaurants, four Classic Contonese restaurants. 100 KTV and healthcare centers. SPA center has not been set up yet...

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Symbol of Xuwen County: Dengyun Tower - China.ZhanJiang". zhanjiang.gov.cn. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 

Coordinates: 20°28′59″N 110°07′47″E / 20.48306°N 110.12972°E / 20.48306; 110.12972