Yunmeng County

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Yunmeng County
云梦县
County
Yunmeng is located in Hubei
Yunmeng
Yunmeng
Location in Hubei
Coordinates: 31°02′N 113°47′E / 31.033°N 113.783°E / 31.033; 113.783Coordinates: 31°02′N 113°47′E / 31.033°N 113.783°E / 31.033; 113.783
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hubei
Prefecture-level city Xiaogan
Population (2010)
 • Total 524,799
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 432500
Website www.yunmeng.gov.cn

Yunmeng County (simplified Chinese: 云梦县; traditional Chinese: 雲夢縣; pinyin: Yúnmèng Xiàn) is a county in eastern Hubei province, People's Republic of China. It is administered by Xiaogan City and is located just outside of Xiaogan's urban area.

History[edit]

During the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history (770-476 BCE), Yunmeng County formed part of the Zhou Dynasty vassal State of Yun, later annexed by the State of Chu whose kings used the area as a hunting ground. After Chu's defeat at the hands of the State of Qin in 223 BCE, Yunmeng became part of Qin territory. Legend suggests that China's first emperor Qin Shi Huang visited the county in 219 BCE. Yunmeng was the location of the Jiangxia Commandery of the Han Dynasty and the cradle of the Chinese Huang Clan.

Culture[edit]

Yumian (鱼面), meaning fish-noodle in Chinese, is a local specialty noodle made with flour and fish from the Fu River in Yunmeng.

Notable People from Yunmeng[edit]

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