Li County, Hunan

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Li County
Lixian is located in Hunan
Location in Hunan
Coordinates: 29°41′56″N 111°38′46″E / 29.699°N 111.646°E / 29.699; 111.646Coordinates: 29°41′56″N 111°38′46″E / 29.699°N 111.646°E / 29.699; 111.646[1]
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hunan
Prefecture-level city Changde
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Li County, or Lixian (simplified Chinese: 澧县; traditional Chinese: 澧縣; pinyin: Lǐ Xiàn) is a county in Hunan Province, China, it is under the administration of Changde profecture-city. The County is located on the north in Hunan Province, it borders to the norh by Songzi City and Gong'an County of Hubei Province, the east by Anxiang County, the south by Jinshi City and Linli County, the west by Shimen County, it has an area of 2,075 kilometres (1,289 mi) with 919,500 of registered population (as of 2015), It is divided into 15 towns and 4 subdistricts under its jurisdiction, the county seat is Liyang (澧阳街道).[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

According to the result on adjustment of township-level administrative divisions of Li County, Hunan on November 23, 2015, Li County has 15 towns and 4 subdistricts under its jurisdiction.[3] they are:

15 towns
4 Subdistricts

Famous Sights[edit]

Chengtoushan Site (城头山): Chengtoushan is an prehistoric site which located in the village of Lanyue in the township of Chexi. This site is situated on a small plateau-like feature in the landscape, two or three meters above the surrounding area. The local villagers call it Pingtoushan("Flat Top Hill"). It has also been known for generations as the location of an ancient walled site.[4]

Special Status[edit]

Lixian is the seat of an Apostolic Prefecture in the consideration of the Roman Catholic Church; this status is unrecognised in the organisational structure of Sinican Catholicism promulgated by the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association.

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