Yiling District

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Yiling District
夷陵区
District
On the Changjiang in Yiling District west of Yichang
On the Changjiang in Yiling District west of Yichang
Yiling District is located in Hubei
Yiling District
Yiling District
Location in Hubei
Coordinates: 30°46′N 111°19′E / 30.767°N 111.317°E / 30.767; 111.317Coordinates: 30°46′N 111°19′E / 30.767°N 111.317°E / 30.767; 111.317
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hubei
Prefecture-level city Yichang
Carved out of the former Yichang County 2001
Area
 • Total 3,424 km2 (1,322 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 510,000
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website http://www.ycyl.gov.cn/
Yiling zhengqu.jpg

Yiling District (simplified Chinese: 夷陵区; traditional Chinese: 夷陵區; pinyin: Yílíng Qū) is a district of the prefecture-level city of Yichang, Hubei province, People's Republic of China. Created in July 2001, the district includes most of the former Yichang County, with the exception of Yichang center city (which forms Xiling District) and certain southern and western suburbs.

A shipyard on the southern side of the Changjiang (in Sandouping Town) seen from Liantuo Village (in Letianxi Town)

The land area of Yiling District is 3424 square km, population 510,000 (as of 2004).[1]

A quarry village

The district is divided into 8 towns, 3 townships, and 1 "locality" (jiedao):

The district's seat of government is on the northern outskirts of Yichang urban area.

Both Gezhouba Dam and the Three Gorges Dam are located within the district.

The Xiling Bridge spans the Changjiang (Yangtze River) in the western part of Yiling District, connecting the towns of Letianxi and Sandouping on the northern and southern sides of the river. To add to the confusion, Yiling Bridge is not within Yiling District - rather, it connects the center-city Xiling District with Dianjun District south of the river.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brief description of Yiling District (Official site) (Chinese)