Minqing County

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Minqing County
闽清县
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
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Prefecture-level city Fuzhou
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Minqing County
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 閩清
Simplified Chinese 闽清
Foochow name
Foochow Mìng-chiăng

Minqing County is a county of eastern Fujian Province in the People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Fuzhou Municipality, forming its northwestern corner.

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).

References[edit]

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