Yongchun County

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Yongchun County
永春县
County
Yongchun is located in Fujian
Yongchun
Yongchun
Location in Fujian
Coordinates: 25°27′N 118°18′E / 25.450°N 118.300°E / 25.450; 118.300Coordinates: 25°27′N 118°18′E / 25.450°N 118.300°E / 25.450; 118.300
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Prefecture-level city Quanzhou
County seat Taocheng (桃城镇)
Area
 • Total 1,469 km2 (567 sq mi)
Elevation 121 m (397 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 558,996
 • Density 380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 362600
Area code(s) 0595
Website fjyc.gov.cn

Yongchun (Chinese: 永春; pinyin: Yǒngchūn; Min Nan: Éng-chhun; lit. 'eternal spring') is a county of Fujian province, People's Republic of China, located on the upper reaches of the Jin River. It is under the administration of Quanzhou City.[1] As of 2009, it had a total population of 558,996 residing in an area of 1,469 square kilometres (567 sq mi).[2]

Many overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia have ancestors from Yongchun.[3]

The county's historical sites include the Dongguan Bridge, an ancient covered bridge with a number of shrines inside. Originally built in 1145 and renovated a number of times since, the bridge is located in Dongmei village of Dongguan Township, on the road from Yongchun to the neighboring Xianyou County.[4]

Administration[edit]

Towns (镇, zhen)[edit]

The county oversees 18 towns:[5]

Townships (乡, xiang)[edit]

There are 4:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://beautyfujian.com/Fujian/Fujian%20Cities/Yongchun.html
  2. ^ "20-3 年末户籍统计人口数(2009年)". 福建统计年鉴—2010 (in Simplified Chinese). Fujian Statistics Bureau. 
  3. ^ Rethinking Chinese transnational enterprises: cultural affinity and business - (2001) By Leo Douw, Cen Huang, David Fu-Keung Ip
  4. ^ CHINA’S HISTORIC BRIDGES: ARCHITECTURE OVER WATER. Fujian Province. Images by Ronald G. Knapp, Larissa L. Mentzer, and Jeffrey D. Knapp
  5. ^ a b "2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:永春县" (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 

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