Minqing County

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Minqing County

闽清县

Mintsing
Skyline of Minqing County
Minqing is located in Fujian
Minqing
Minqing
Location in Fujian
Coordinates: 26°13′N 118°52′E / 26.217°N 118.867°E / 26.217; 118.867Coordinates: 26°13′N 118°52′E / 26.217°N 118.867°E / 26.217; 118.867
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceFujian
Prefecture-level cityFuzhou
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Minqing County
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese閩清
Simplified Chinese闽清
Foochow name
FoochowMìng-chiăng

Minqing County is a county in the eastern Fujian Province, China, it is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Fuzhou, the provincial capital.

History[edit]

Fire from the soldiers at Meicheng (then romanized "Min-tsing") turned back an expedition by Karl Gützlaff and Edwin Stevens to explore and evangelize in Fujian's tea country in 1835.[1]

Division[edit]

Minqing County includes the towns of Meicheng (梅城镇), Bandong (坂东镇), Chiyuan (池园镇), Meixi (梅溪镇), Baizhang (白樟镇), Baizhong (白中镇), Tazhuang (塔庄镇), Dongqiao (东桥镇), Xiongjiang (雄江镇), Jinsha (金沙镇), and Shenghuang (省璜镇) and the townships of Yunlong (云龙乡), Shanglian (上莲乡), Sanxi (三溪乡), Xiazhu (下祝乡), and Kulin (桔林乡).

Climate[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wylie, Alexander (1867), "Edwin Stevens", Memorials of Protestant Missionaries to the Chinese, Shanghai: American Presbyterian Mission Press, pp. 84–5.