Fengshun County

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Fengshun County
丰顺县
County
Location of Fengshun County in Meizhou City and Guangdong province
Location of Fengshun County in Meizhou City and Guangdong province
Fengshun is located in Guangdong
Fengshun
Fengshun
Location of the seat in Guangdong
Coordinates: 23°44′24″N 116°10′59″E / 23.740°N 116.183°E / 23.740; 116.183Coordinates: 23°44′24″N 116°10′59″E / 23.740°N 116.183°E / 23.740; 116.183
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture-level city Meizhou
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Website www.fengshun.gov.cn

Fengshun (postal: Fungshun or Pungshan; simplified Chinese: 丰顺县; traditional Chinese: 豐順縣; pinyin: Fēngshùn Xiàn) is a county in Meizhou City, in the east of Guangdong Province, southern China.

History[edit]

Qing & Republican China[edit]

The town of Tangkeng is the site of the September 30 – October 1, 1927 Battle of Shantou during the Chinese Civil War, when 5000 communist-led troops from the Nanchang Uprising were nearly routed by 15,000 well-positioned and better-supplied Right-Kuomintang forces.

Ethno-linguistic make-up[edit]

Meizhou is noted for its large Hakka population, while Fengshun is in the southernmost of its counties bordering the Jieyang and Chaozhou municipalities. Fengshun comprises Teochew and Hakka.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Fengshun County's executive, legislature and judiciary are based in Tangkeng (汤坑镇), along with its CPC and PSB branches. The county is responsible for the administration of 16 towns and one Township Enterprise.[1]

Towns
Township enterprise

Transport[edit]

Climate[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fengshun County (丰顺县)". National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. 2013. Retrieved February 28, 2014. (in Chinese)

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