Jiexi County

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Jiexi County

揭西县
Jiexi is located in Guangdong
Jiexi
Jiexi
Location of the seat in Guangdong
Coordinates: 23°25′52″N 115°50′31″E / 23.431°N 115.842°E / 23.431; 115.842Coordinates: 23°25′52″N 115°50′31″E / 23.431°N 115.842°E / 23.431; 115.842
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGuangdong
Prefecture-level cityJieyang
Population
(2010)
825,313
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Jiexi County (Chinese: 揭西; pinyin: Jiēxī) is a county of eastern Guangdong province, China. It is under the administration of Jieyang City.

Immigrants from Jiexi form a large overseas Chinese population who speak Hefu (Ho Poh) variant of the Hakka dialect (70%), mainly in Sarawak, Johor and Negeri Sembilan (Malaysia), and Bangka Belitung, Sumatra (Indonesia). Other people in Jiexi speak the Teochew dialect (30%).

There are ambitions to make Jiexi County a more attractive tourist destination following investment in 2010.[1]

Climate[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guangdong Special :Jiexi looks to leisure and tourism, Zhan Laoji, China Daily, 2011-06-01 10:13, retrieved Feb 2016