Jiexi County

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Jiexi County
揭西县
County
Jiexi is located in Guangdong
Jiexi
Jiexi
Location in Guangdong
Coordinates: 23°26′N 116°50′E / 23.433°N 116.833°E / 23.433; 116.833Coordinates: 23°26′N 116°50′E / 23.433°N 116.833°E / 23.433; 116.833
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture-level city Jieyang
Population (2010) 825,313
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

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 Fenb 2016