Jixi County

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Jixi

绩溪县
Jixi is the southernmost division in this map of Xuancheng
Jixi is the southernmost division in this map of Xuancheng
Xuancheng in Anhui
Xuancheng in Anhui
Coordinates: 30°04′03″N 118°34′43″E / 30.0675°N 118.5785°E / 30.0675; 118.5785Coordinates: 30°04′03″N 118°34′43″E / 30.0675°N 118.5785°E / 30.0675; 118.5785
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceAnhui
Prefecture-level cityXuancheng
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Jixi County
HuiHangGuDao.JPG
The Huihang Trail, connecting Jixi with Lin'an in Zhejiang
Simplified Chinese绩溪
Traditional Chinese績溪

Jixi County (Chinese: 绩溪县, Mandarin pronunciation: [tɕî.ɕí.ɕjɛ̂n]; Jixihua pronunciation: [tɕiɛʔ.t͡sʰɿ.ɕĩ] jie' cii xin) is a county under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Xuancheng, in the southeast of Anhui province, China, bordering Zhejiang province to the east. It has a population of 180,000[when?] and an area of 1,126 km2 (435 sq mi).. Jixi County is a hilly region with many rivers and bodies of water.

History[edit]

Huayang Town, under the administration of Jixi County, was well known during the Han Dynasty (208 BCE–220 CE). Jixi County was formally established in 776 CE during the Tang Dynasty. It formed part of the Huizhou region. In early European accounts, it was romanized Tsiki.

Administration[edit]

Jixi County has jurisdiction over seven towns and ten townships.

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Jixi is served by the Anhui–Jiangxi Railway.

Residents[edit]

Famous people from Jixi County include the Ming dynasty Minister of War Hu Zongxian, businessman Hu Xueyan, and scholar Hu Shih.