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Prefecture-level city
Loudi is located in Hunan
Location of Loudi Prefecture within Hunan
Coordinates: 27°44′N 112°0′E / 27.733°N 112.000°E / 27.733; 112.000
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hunan
County-level divisions 5
Township-level divisions 88
Municipal seat Louxing District
 • Total 8,117 km2 (3,134 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 3,785,627
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postcode 417000
Website http://www.hnloudi.gov.cn/

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[1] 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.[2]


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. [3]


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.


Satellite image of Loudi city

Loudi administers one district, two county-level cities, and two counties. The information here presented uses data from 2010 national census.

English Name Simplified Traditional Pinyin Area Population Density
Louxing District 娄星区 婁星區 Lóuxīng Qū 426 497,171 1,167
Lengshuijiang City
Lěngshuǐjiāng Shì 439 327,279 746
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

Notable Places[edit]

ZiqueJie Terrace[edit]

Located in Xinhua County, Ziquejie Terrace features, layers upon layers of terraces are mapped like waves on the hills upon the mountains.

Boyue Cave[edit]

Boyue cave scenic spot is a comprehensive park with an underground cave of karast 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. [4]


  1. ^ (Chinese) Compilation by LianXin website. Data from the Sixth National Population Census of the People's Republic of China
  2. ^ "China’s Top 10 Most Livable Cities". hnloudi.gov.cn. Hunan Loudi Official Government. 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Loudi Travel Guide: Scenic Spots, Climate, Tips". www.travelchinaguide.com. Retrieved 2015-11-29. 
  4. ^ "Loudi (Hunan) City Information | HKTDC". china-trade-research.hktdc.com. Retrieved 2015-11-29. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°44′N 112°00′E / 27.733°N 112.000°E / 27.733; 112.000