Fuding

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Fuding
福鼎
County-level city
福鼎市
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Prefecture-level city Ningde
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)

About this sound Fuding  (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

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

Administrative

Fuding was promoted to county-level city status in 1995. With a population of over half a million, 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

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 kilometres (948 mi)², or 14,957.7 square kilometres (5,775.2 sq mi) when including sea area.[1]

Street committees

Development zones

  • LongAn (龙安开发区)

Towns

(Chinese: ; pinyin: zhen)

  • 贯岭镇
  • 磻溪镇
  • 嵛山镇
  • 白琳镇
  • 沙埕镇
  • 管阳镇
  • 店下镇
  • 点头镇
  • 秦屿镇
  • 前岐镇

Townships

(xiang, 乡)

  • 佳阳乡
  • 叠石乡

Ethnic Townships

(minzu xiang, 民族乡)

  • Xiamen She-nation (硖门畲族乡)

Transport

Fuding City is located in the strategic region between north east Fujian province and southern Zhejiang province. 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 lead to increase economic activity and trade.
On September 28, 2009, the opening of the full-line of Wenfu High Speed Railway makes the transporting and traveling condition more convenient. 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.

Attractions

Taimu Mountain

The Taimu mountains are one of the more famous tourist spots. It has many high mountains, rivers and parks. It is known as the "Paradise at Sea" for its steep mountains, spectacular rock formations, secluded caves and foggy climate.

Yushan Island

Yushan Island is a small tourist island that has rolling grassland and beautiful views of hills and lakes. It is sometimes refer to as the "Heavenly Mountain in South China".

References

External links

Official website (in Chinese)