Lieyu Township ( Chinese: 烈嶼鄉; pinyin: ; Lièyǔ Xiāng Pe̍h-ōe-jī: ) is a rural Lia̍t-sū-hiong township in Kinmen County, Fujian Province, Republic of China. It is also known as Lesser Kinmen (Chinese: 小金門; pinyin: ) in which it is Xiǎo Jīnmén an island of the Republic of China, located to the west of the main island of Greater Kinmen and immediately to the east of Xiamen of the People's Republic of China.
History [ edit ]
The first people arrived from the
Central Plains of China during the Tang Dynasty and quickly developed the island. The population quickly multiplied. During the Tang Dynasty, a horse pasture was set up on the island. During the Song Dynasty, a salt works was constructed. During the Ming Dynasty, a frontier command was constructed. During the Qing Dynasty, a garrison was sent to protect against Japanese pirates.
In 1950, Dadan was the site of a minor battle in the
Chinese Civil War. [1 ]
Geography [ edit ]
The island is situated outside the mouth of mainland China's
Jiulong River and inside Xiamen's harbor. The distance from mainland China at the closest point is only about 5,000 m (16,000 ft) and is located in a very strategic position.
Administrative divisions [ edit ]
Lieyu Township is divided into numerous village administration districts: Linhu Village, Shangqi Village, Xikou Village, Huangpu Village and Shanglin Village.
It also administers
Dadan (大擔) and Erdan (二擔) islands, respectively 5 km (3.1 mi) and 6 km (3.7 mi) to the southwest.
Tourist attractions [ edit ]
PRC claim [ edit ]
government of the People's Republic of China claims Kinmen County (Jinmen County in ) as part of pinyin Quanzhou City in its own Fujian province.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
is the national standard and promulgated by the Ministry of Interior. Exceptions: "Lukang" instead of "Lugang" and names of Counties.