Zhenghe County

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Zhenghe County
政和县
County
Location of Guangze County within Nanping City
Location of Guangze County within Nanping City
Zhenghe is located in Fujian
Zhenghe
Zhenghe
Location in Fujian
Coordinates: 27°19′N 118°59′E / 27.317°N 118.983°E / 27.317; 118.983Coordinates: 27°19′N 118°59′E / 27.317°N 118.983°E / 27.317; 118.983
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Prefecture-level city Nanping
Area
 • Total 1,735 km2 (670 sq mi)
Population 221,537(2,009)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Zhenghe County (Chinese: 政和; pinyin: Zhènghé) is a county of northern Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Nanping City. The Min-Bei language, or Northern Min (Guing'ei Di) prevails in Zhenghe County.

History[edit]

Zhenghe becomes a county in 1000AD,but its previous name is Guandi. In 1115AD,the emperor appreciated the Gongfu tea from Guandi County. He delightfully named the county after his reign title "Zhenghe",which lasts till now.

Specialty[edit]

Zhenghe is most famous for its tea. Zhenghe Gongfu tea is among the best Gongfu tea. You can either simply drink it or drink it with sugar or milk. There is another kind of famous tea: Yinzhen Baihao(银针白毫). Zhenghe is also famous for its chestnuts. Zhenghe is the second largest place of production of chestnuts in China.