Bao'en Temple, Meishan
Location of Meishan in Sichuan
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Meishan (Chinese: 眉山; Sichuanese Pinyin: Mi2san1; local pronunciation: [mi˨˩sã˥]; pinyin: Méishān; Wade–Giles: Mei-shan), formerly known as Meizhou (眉州) or Qingzhou (青州), is a prefecture-level city with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants in Sichuan province of China. Meishan is in the southwest of Sichuan Basin.
It belonged to Leshan Prefecture before 1997. Then Meishan Prefecture was founded in 1997 upon approval of state council. It was renamed Meishan City in 2000.
It has 2 county-level district and 4 counties.
|Name||Hanzi||Hanyu Pinyin||Population (2004 est.)||Area (km²)||Density (/km²)|
|Dongpo District||东坡区||Dōngpō Qū||820,000||1,331||616|
|Pengshan District||彭山区||Péngshān Qū||320,000||465||688|
|Renshou County||仁寿县||Rénshòu Xiàn||1,560,000||2,606||599|
|Hongya County||洪雅县||Hóngyǎ Xiàn||340,000||1,948||175|
|Danleng County||丹棱县||Dānléng Xiàn||160,000||449||356|
|Qingshen County||青神县||Qīngshén Xiàn||200,000||387||517|
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- Su Shi, Song Dynasty writer and poet (1037-1101), was a native of Meishan, and a historic temple commemorating him and his father and brother, also notable writers (the "three Su") is located in the city.
- Liu Hanyuan, one of the ten richest private persons in the China is a native of Meishan.
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