|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||2,164.37 km2 (835.67 sq mi)|
|• Density||190/km2 (490/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Hongjiang (Chinese: 洪江; pinyin: Hóngjiāng), formerly Qianyang County (simplified Chinese: 黔阳县; traditional Chinese: 黔陽縣; pinyin: Qiányáng Xiàn) is a county-level city in Hunan Province, China, it is under the administration of Huaihua prefecture-level City.
Located on the southwest of the province and the south of Huaihua, the city is bordered to the north by Zhongfang County, to the northwest by Zhijiang County, to the south by Huitong County, to the east by Dao County. Including the Hongjiang District, the Hongjiang covers 2,289 km2 (884 sq mi), as of 2015, it had a registered population of 498,100. The city is divided into 26 township-level divisions, including 4 subdistricts and 2 townships of Hongjiang District. The government seat is Qiancheng Town (黔城镇).
The former Hongjiang City was merged with Qianyang County (黔阳县; 黔陽縣) to form the present Hongjiang City in 1997. However, the local residents of the former Hongjiang City strongly resisted this merger. The antagonism and uncertainties were being played out for the first time between the residents and local authorities, and it lasted for some time. The authorities forced to give tacit consent to the status, the former Hongjiang was separated from the new Hongjiang City. As a part of Hongjiang City, the former Hongjiang was reformed as a special management area named Hongjiang District, the Hongjiang District is directly administrated by the government of Huaihua City.
- Google (2014-07-02). "Qianchengzhen" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
- Huaihua City Land Use Plan (2006–20)/《怀化市土地利用总体规划（2006-2020年）》.(Chinese) Accessed 8 July 2014. Does not include Hongjiang District.
- "怀化市2010年第六次全国人口普查主要数据公报" (in Chinese). Huaihua Statistical Bureau/怀化市统计局. Retrieved 9 July 2014. Does not include Hongjiang District.
- about the divisions of Hongjiang City (November 25, 2015), according to the result on adjustment of township-level administrative divisions of Hongjiang City on November 25, 2015: rednet.cn: 《湖南省民政厅关于同意洪江市乡镇区划调整方案的批复》(湘民行发〔2015〕76号)
- about the population of Hongjiang City in 2015 (excluding the population of Hongjiang District), according to 洪江市2015年国民经济和社会发展统计公报
- (Chinese) Official website of Hongjiang government