Nanyue District

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Nanyue is located in Hunan
Location in Hunan
Coordinates: 27°15′37″N 112°40′32″E / 27.2603°N 112.6756°E / 27.2603; 112.6756Coordinates: 27°15′37″N 112°40′32″E / 27.2603°N 112.6756°E / 27.2603; 112.6756
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hunan
Prefecture-level city Hengyang
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Nanyue District (simplified Chinese: 南岳区; traditional Chinese: 南嶽區; pinyin: Nányuè Qū) is one of five districts in Hengyang City, Hunan Province, China; it is also the 2nd smallest district by population (after Wulingyuan District) in Hunan. Nanyue District is a rural district about 45 kilometres away from the city proper of Hengyang, As the location of the Mount Heng, Nanyue is currently one of the main tourist destinations in Hunan or the South China. The district is named after the nickname of the Mount Heng, which is one of the Five Great Mountains in China.

Nanyue was formed from parts of Hengshan County in 1984, it was incorporated as a district in the base of the Mount Heng which is one of famous historical and cultural scenic spots in China.[1]

The district is located in the south eastern Hunan and the north of Hengyang. It is surrounded to the north, the east and the south by Hengshan County, to the west by Hengdong County. Nanyue District covers 181.5 km2 (70.1 sq mi),[2] as of 2015, it had a resident population of 62,700.[3] The district has a subdistrict, a town and a township under its jurisdiction, the government seat is at Zhurong Subdistrict (祝融街道).[4]


In 1951, Nanyue District was separated from Hengshan County in Hengyang.


  1. ^ history of Nanyue District
  2. ^ the area of Nanyue District, according to About Nanyue (14-Nov-16)
  3. ^ the population of Nanyue District in 2015, according to the Statistical Communiqué of Nanyue District on the 2015 National Economic and Social Development (2015年南岳区国民经济和社会发展统计公报) or
  4. ^ the divisions of Nanyue District in 2015, according to the result on adjustment of township-level administrative divisions of Nanyue District on November 18, 2015 / 《关于同意南岳区乡镇区划调整方案的批复》(湘民行发〔2015〕35号) (18-Nov-15); also see : 湖南省乡镇区划调整改革109个县市区批复方案 (2015-12-08) or