Jiuchong

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Jiuchong
九重镇
Town
Jiuchong is located in Henan
Jiuchong
Jiuchong
Location in Henan province
Coordinates: 32°41′49.84″N 111°47′33.92″E / 32.6971778°N 111.7927556°E / 32.6971778; 111.7927556Coordinates: 32°41′49.84″N 111°47′33.92″E / 32.6971778°N 111.7927556°E / 32.6971778; 111.7927556
Country China
Province Henan
Prefecture Nanyang
County Xichuan County
Area
 • Total 134 km2 (52 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 54,000
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 474450

Jiuchong (Chinese: 九重; pinyin: jiǔchóng) is a town in Xichuan County, southwestern Henan province, People's Republic of China.

Geography[edit]

Jiuchong town is situated at the Southeastern part of Xichuan. The central route of South–North Water Transfer Project's canal head is located in the west of Jiuchong town.

Name[edit]

In year 1368, Zhu Yuanzhang attacked the Yuan capital Dadu (present-day Beijing),and overthrowed the Yuan Dynasty. Some royal family of Yuan Dynasty fled here and establish a Nine heavy yard, Nine heavy yard in Chinese is Jiuchong Yuan. that is the origin of Jiuchong.