|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Municipal seat||Louxing District|
|• Total||8,117 km2 (3,134 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Density||470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Loudi (simplified Chinese: 娄底; traditional Chinese: 婁底; pinyin: Lóudî) is a prefecture-level city located in central Hunan province, China. It is situated about 110 km (68 mi) southwest of the provincial capital of Changsha and is considered a small to medium size city within the province. According to the 2010 Census, the population of Loudi is of 3,785,627 inhabitants in an area of 8,117 km2 (3,134 sq mi). In 2007, the city is named China's top ten livable cities by Chinese Cities Brand Value Report, which was released at 2007 Beijing Summit of China Cities Forum.
Loudi has an area of 8107 square kilometers (3130 square miles).
The western parts of the city borders mountainous regions while the east parts is generally considered hilly with gently sloping topography. 
The climate is subtropical monsoon climate with humid weather and four distinct seasons.
Before the Qin Dynasty (221BC-210BC) established a court, it belonged to the Chu, a vassal state to the Zhou dynasty.
|Louxing District||娄星区||婁星區||Lóuxīng Qū||426||497,171||1,167|
|Lianyuan City||涟源市||漣源市||Liányuán Shì||1,895||995,712||525|
|Shuangfeng County||双峰县||雙峰縣||Shuāngfēng Xiàn||1,715||854,555||498|
|Xinhua County||新化县||新化縣||Xīnhuà Xiàn||3,642||1,110,910||305|
Located in Xinhua County, Ziquejie Terrace features, layers upon layers of terraces are mapped like waves on the hills upon the mountains.
Boyue Cave scenic spot is a comprehensive park with an underground cave of karst as its main composition. It has an underground route of 1800 meters covering 40 thousand square meters.
The city is heavily dependent on industry. In 2011, Loudi's GDP reached RMB 83.79 billion ($12.9 billion). The biggest contributors come from the secondary industry where industry and construction amount to RMB 46.69 billion($7.3billion USD), 55.75 of the city's GDP.
The city has rich natural resources. Coal mining, dressing, metallurgy, power production and supply, agricultural products processing, ceramics and construction materials are among the major industries of the city. 
- (in Chinese) Compilation by LianXin website. Data from the Sixth National Population Census of the People's Republic of China Archived 2011-06-22 at the Wayback Machine.
- "China’s Top 10 Most Livable Cities". hnloudi.gov.cn. Hunan Loudi Official Government. 2012-03-28. Archived from the original on 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
- "Loudi Travel Guide: Scenic Spots, Climate, Tips". www.travelchinaguide.com. Retrieved 2015-11-29.
- "Loudi (Hunan) City Information | HKTDC". china-trade-research.hktdc.com. Retrieved 2015-11-29.
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