Hong'an County

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Hong'an County

红安县
Hong'an County from above
Hong'an County from above
Hong'an is located in Hubei
Hong'an
Hong'an
Location in Hubei
Coordinates (Hong'an government): 31°17′17″N 114°37′05″E / 31.288°N 114.618°E / 31.288; 114.618Coordinates: 31°17′17″N 114°37′05″E / 31.288°N 114.618°E / 31.288; 114.618
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHubei
Prefecture-level cityHuanggang
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Websitewww.hazf.gov.cn

Hong'an County (simplified Chinese: 红安; traditional Chinese: 紅安; pinyin: Hóng'ān Xiàn), formerly named Huang'an County (黄安县; 黃安縣; Huáng'ān Xiàn; Hwangan), located to the north of Wuhan, is a county in Huanggang, Hubei province, People's Republic of China.

Hong'an is known as the "County of Generals" in that more than 200 (or 79 with the real rank, plus those who had a similar rank during or after Liberation War, making 223) Chinese army generals have been born there, a total far greater than for any other county in all of China.

The former military leader and President of China, Li Xiannian (1909–1992), was born in Hong'an.

History[edit]

In 845 BC Marquis Wen (文侯) Huang Meng (黃孟) (aka Huang Zhang; 黃璋) moved the capital of the State of Huang from Yicheng to Huangchuan (present-day Huangchuan, Henan). Huang Xi's descendants ruled State of Huang until 648 BC when it was destroyed by the State of Chu. The Marquis of Huang, Marquis Mu (穆侯) Huang Qisheng (黃企生), fled to the state of Qi. The people of Huang were forced to relocate to Chu. They settled in the region of present-day Hubei province, in a region known as the Jiangxia Prefecture (江夏郡) during the Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). There are many places in this region today that were named after Huang e.g. Huanggang, Huangpi, Huangmei, Huangshi, Huang'an (now Hong'an), Huangzhou etc. A large number of the people of Huang were also relocated to regions south of the Yangtze River.

Geography[edit]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Hong'an County administers 13 township-level divisions:[1][2][3]

# Name Chinese (S)
Towns
1 Chengguan 城关镇
2 Qiliping 七里坪
3 Huajiahe 华家河镇
4 Ercheng 二程镇
5 Shangxinji 上新集镇
6 Gaoqiao 高桥镇
7 Mi'ersi 觅儿寺镇
8 Baliwan 八里湾镇
9 Taipingqiao 太平桥镇
10 Yongjiahe 永佳河镇
Township
11 Xinghua 杏花乡
Other Areas
12 Huolianfan Tea Farm 火连畈茶场
13 Tiantaishan Scenic Area 天台山风景区管理处

References[edit]

  1. ^ 红安简介 (in Chinese). Hong'an County People's Government. Retrieved 9 January 2018. 行政区划:红安辖13个乡镇(场),分别为城关镇(面积117.94平方公里)(面积为平方公里,下同),杏花乡(面积166.41)、七里坪镇(面积351.33),华家河镇(面积167.25)、二程镇(面积129.25)、上新集镇(面积85.7)、高桥镇(面积150.06)、觅儿寺镇(面积89.64)、八里湾镇(面积100.6)、太平桥镇(面积75.15)、永佳河镇(面积225.81)、火连畈茶场(面积13.79)、天台山风景区管理处。村委会396个,村民小组3814个。
  2. ^ 黄冈市乡镇(街道)名录 [Huanggang City Township-level Divisions List] (in Chinese). XZQH. 15 August 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2018. 红安县辖10个镇、1个乡:城关镇、七里坪镇、华家河镇、二程镇、上新集镇、高桥镇、觅儿寺镇、八里湾镇、太平桥镇、永佳河镇、杏花乡。县政府驻城关镇。
  3. ^ 中国地质邮政编码簿(2015). China Post. 2015. p. 594.