Jiexi County

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Jiexi

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
Area
 • Total1,279 km2 (494 sq mi)
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%).

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

The Lords of the Three Mountains (Chinese: 三山國王; pinyin: Sānshān Guówáng, also Kings of the Three Mountains) are a triad Taoist deities worshiped in Southern China (mainly Teochew people) and the part of Hakka people in Taiwan.[2] The Three Mountains refer to 3 mountains in Jiexi County:[3]

  1. Jin Mountain (巾山) - protected by the Great Lord
  2. Ming Mountain (明山) - protected by the Second Lord
  3. Du Mountain (獨山) - protected by the Third Lord


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
  2. ^ (PDF). Taiwan Government Information Office. 2010: 295 http://www.gio.gov.tw/taiwan-website/5-gp/yearbook/2010/20Religion.pdf. Cite journal requires |journal= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  3. ^ Chiu, Yenkuei (2011). "Temple of the Lords of the Three Mountains". Encyclopedia of Taiwan. Council for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2012.