Fuding

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Fuding

福鼎市

Futing
高速公路边的新建的街道 - panoramio.jpg
Fuding is located in Fujian
Fuding
Fuding
Location in Fujian
Coordinates: 27°12′N 120°12′E / 27.200°N 120.200°E / 27.200; 120.200Coordinates: 27°12′N 120°12′E / 27.200°N 120.200°E / 27.200; 120.200
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceFujian
Prefecture-level cityNingde
Population
 • Total290,850
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

About this soundFuding  (Chinese: 福鼎市; pinyin: Fúdǐngshì) is a county-level city in northeastern Ningde prefecture level city, on Fujian's border with Zhejiang province.[1]

History[edit]

Fuding county was established during the Qing Dynasty in 1739 AD.[1]

On December 15, 1950, the Matsu Administrative Office (馬祖行政公署) of Fujian Province, Republic of China was established including modern-day Lienchiang County (the Matsu Islands), ROC (Taiwan) as well as islands in present-day Haidao Township, Xiapu County and Taishan (台山) in Fuding's Shacheng.[2][3]

Administrative[edit]

Fuding was promoted to county-level city status in 1995. With a population of 290,850. The city oversees 3 street committees, 1 development zone, 10 towns and 3 townships, of which one is zoned Affirmative action-like for the city's native She people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The city is mountainous and has a good deal of seacoast. Fu'an City lies to the west and Xiapu County to the south. North and east lie counties in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province. Territorial area is 1,526 square kilometres (589 sq mi), or 14,957.7 square kilometres (5,775.2 sq mi) when including sea area.[1]

Subdistricts[edit]

Chinese: 街道; pinyin: Jiēdào

Development zones[edit]

  • LongAn (龙安开发区)

Towns[edit]

Chinese: ; pinyin: zhèn

  • Guanling (贯岭镇)
  • Panxi (磻溪镇)
  • Yushan (嵛山镇)
  • Bailin (白琳镇)
  • Shacheng (沙埕镇)
  • Guanyang (管阳镇)
  • Dianxia (店下镇)
  • Diantou (点头镇)
  • Qinyu (秦屿镇)
  • Qianqi (前岐镇)

Townships[edit]

Chinese: ; pinyin: xiāng

  • Jiayang (佳阳乡)
  • Dieshi (叠石乡)

Ethnic Townships[edit]

Chinese: 民族乡; pinyin: mínzú xiāng

  • Xiamen She (硖门畲族乡)

Culture[edit]

The region mostly speaks Eastern Min natively. There is a Puxian Min (Hinghwa) speaking community in Fuding.[4]

Transport[edit]

Fuding City is located in the strategic region between northeast Fujian and southern Zhejiang provinces. The main road No. 104 pass through Fuding City. Fuding City is also home to the deep sea port Shacheng. The port enables large ships to come to Shacheng port which in turn leads to increase economic activity and trade.

The opening of the full-line of Wenfu High Speed Railway on September 28, 2009, improved the transportation conditions. Wenfu and Yongtaiwen High Speed Railway cut the travel time of Fuding–Fuzhou to 1.5h, Fuding–Wenzhou to 0.5h and Fuding–Shanghai to 5h.

A ferry service operates across Shacheng Bay, connecting the somewhat isolated town of Shacheng to the Long'an Development Area (the port for Dianxia Town).

With the construction of taimu international airport in future, fuding will be more and more open to the outside world.

Attractions[edit]

Taimu Mountain[edit]

The Taimu Mountains (Chinese: 太姥山; pinyin: Tàimǔshān) are one of the more famous tourist spots. Known as the "wonderland on the sea", it sports many high and steep mountains, spectacular rock formations, secluded caves, a foggy climate, and additional rivers and parks.

Yushan Island[edit]

Yushan Island (Chinese: 渔山列岛; pinyin: Yúshānlièdǎo) is a small tourist island that has rolling grassland and beautiful views of hills and lakes. It is sometimes referred to as the "Heavenly Mountain in South China".

Climate[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2006-08-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ 林金炎 (24 June 2011). 馬祖紀事-1950 /林金炎 [Chronicle of Matsu-1950/Lin Chin-yen] (in Chinese). Retrieved 21 February 2020. 12月15日、福建省政府成立「馬祖行政公署」,行政區以島為單位,改設馬祖為八區,即「南竿」、「北竿」、「白肯」、「東湧」、「四礵」、「岱山(台山)」、「西洋」、「浮鷹」區,
  3. ^ 請問:連江縣政府的沿革 [Question: The Evolution of Lienchiang County Government]. 馬祖資訊網 (in Chinese). 25 June 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2020. 鄉政沿革
    39年12月15日,「馬祖行政公署」成立於南竿,將原設之區署及鄉公所撤銷,行政區域改以島為單位,改設南竿、北竿、白肯、東湧、四霜、西洋、浮鷹、岱山等8區,各區設區公所,區下設村、伍,為地方基層行政組織。
  4. ^ "A Further Study on Puxian Dialect Zone in Aoyao Village,Fuding--《Journal of Longyan University》2013年01期". en.cnki.com.cn. Retrieved 22 April 2018.

External links[edit]

Official website (in Chinese)