Dao County

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Dao County

Daoxian is located in Hunan
Location of the seat in Hunan
Coordinates: 25°31′37″N 111°36′04″E / 25.527°N 111.601°E / 25.527; 111.601Coordinates: 25°31′37″N 111°36′04″E / 25.527°N 111.601°E / 25.527; 111.601[1]
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityYongzhou
 • Total2,441.03 km2 (942.49 sq mi)
 • Total605,799
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code

Dao County (simplified Chinese: 道县; traditional Chinese: 道縣; pinyin: Dào Xiàn) is a county in Hunan Province, China, it is under the administration of Yongzhou prefecture-level City.

Located on the southern margin of the province, it is adjacent to the northeastern border of Guangxi. The county borders to the northeast by Shuangpai County, to the east by Ningyuan County, to the south by Jianghua County, to the southwest by Jiangyong County, to the northwest and the north by Guanyang and Quanzhou Counties of Guangxi. Dao County covers 2,448 km2 (945 sq mi), as of 2015, It had a registered population of 802,800 and a resident population of 624,600.[4] The county has 11 towns, four townships and 7 subdistricts under its jurisdiction, the county seat is Lianxi (濂溪街道).[5]


Forces of the Taiping Rebellion stopped by Daozhou on their way to Changsha and Wuchang, Hubei. They convinced 20,000 locals to join the rebellion.

The Dao County Massacre of 1967[edit]

The 1967 mass killing in Dao County, known as the Dao County Massacre, lasted 66 days from August 13 to October 17, 1967. It resulted in 4,519 dead, of whom 4,193 were killed outright and 326 were forced to commit suicide.[6]

There are two principal features of this massacre. The first one is that it took place during the Cultural Revolution. The other is that nearly 90 percent of the victims were labeled as "class enemies", i.e., the so-called Black Five Categories (landlords, rich peasants, counter-revolutionaries, "bad elements," and rightists) and their family members.

(source: https://web.archive.org/web/20120401085248/http://www.massviolence.org/The-Dao-County-Massacre-of-1967)



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  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Daoxian" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ Yongzhou City Land Use Plan (2006–20)/《永州市土地利用总体规划(2006-2020年)》.(in Chinese) Accessed 8 July 2014.
  3. ^ 永州市2010年第六次全国人口普查主要数据公报. TJCN.org (in Chinese). China Statistical Information Network/中国统计信息网. Archived from the original on 17 September 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  4. ^ the population of Dao County in 2015, according to the Statistical Communiqué of Dao County on the 2015 National Economic and Social Development - (2015年道县国民经济和社会发展统计公报): yzcity.gov.cn or yztj.gov.cn Archived 2017-02-02 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ the divisions of Dao County in 2015, according to the result on adjustment of township-level administrative divisions of Dao County on November 16, 2015 - 《湖南省民政厅关于同意道县乡镇区划调整方案的批复》(湘民行发〔2015〕22号): rednet.cn, also see 《湖南省乡镇区划调整改革109个县市区批复方案》: people.com or xinhuanet.com
  6. ^ 《血的神话——公元1967年湖南道县文革大屠杀纪实》(作者: 谭合成) see 65book.com Archived 2017-01-20 at the Wayback Machine; 湖南道县“文革”杀人大案揭秘, see news.qq.com; 文革道县周边大屠杀, see [1]
  7. ^ 中国地面气候标准值月值(1981-2010) (in Chinese). China Meteorological Data Service Center. Retrieved 20 October 2018.

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