Longmen County

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Longmen County
龙门县
County
Location in Huizhou City
Location in Huizhou City
Longmen is located in Guangdong
Longmen
Longmen
Location in Guangdong
Coordinates: 23°44′N 114°15′E / 23.733°N 114.250°E / 23.733; 114.250Coordinates: 23°44′N 114°15′E / 23.733°N 114.250°E / 23.733; 114.250
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture-level city Huizhou
County seat Longcheng Subdistrict (龙城街道)
Area
 • Total 2,058 km2 (795 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 320,596
 • Density 160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 516800
Area code(s) 0752
Website longmen.gov.cn
Longmen
Chinese 龙门
Traditional Chinese 龍門
Hanyu Pinyin Lóngmén
Postal Lungmoon
Literal meaning Dragon Gate
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Longmen County, formerly romanized as Lungmoon,[a] is a county of Guangdong, China, administered as part of the prefecture-level city of Huizhou. In 2004, Longmen County had a population of 320,596 residing in an area of 2,058 square kilometers (795 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Longmen County borders Dongyuan County to the east, Boluo County to the south, Zengcheng and Conghua to the west, and Xinfeng County to the north.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Longmen County comprises a subdistrict, eight towns, and a township:

Subdistrict: Longcheng Subdistrict (龙城街道)

Towns:

Township: Lantian Yao Ethnic Township (蓝田瑶族乡)

Demographics[edit]

In addition to Mandarin, there are several local languages spoken within Longmen County: Cantonese, Hakka, Minnan, and ethnic-minority languages such as Yao and She.

Notable people[edit]

  • Sima Qian, the historian, also known as "Longmen" from his birth in the county
  • Chen Zhihao, professional gamer

Transport[edit]

China National Highways 105 and 205 pass through the county.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Postal Map spelling is based on the name's Cantonese pronunciation. The name has also been romanized as Lung-men,[1] Lung-mun,[2] and Lung-mun-heën.[3]

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