Ninghua County

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Ninghua County
Ninghua is located in Fujian
Location in Fujian
Coordinates: 26°14′N 116°36′E / 26.233°N 116.600°E / 26.233; 116.600Coordinates: 26°14′N 116°36′E / 26.233°N 116.600°E / 26.233; 116.600
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Prefecture-level city Sanming
 • Total 2,381 km2 (919 sq mi)
Population ([when?])
 • Total 340,000
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Ninghua (simplified Chinese: 宁化县; traditional Chinese: 寧化縣; pinyin: Nínghuà Xiàn) is a county of the prefecture-level city of Sanming, in western Fujian province, People's Republic of China, bordering Jiangxi to the west. The town of Shibi of Ninghua is well known as the cradle of the Hakka. Ninghua is also marked as the starting place of the famous massive Long March undertaken by the Red Army of the Chinese Communist Party in 1934.


The county government is located in Cuijiang town (翠江镇). There are four other towns, namely Quanshang (泉上镇), Hucun (胡村) and Shibi (石壁镇)Caofang (曹坊镇). All four lie along a single east-west highway which transects Ninghua and connects the Mingxi County with National Highway 206 in Jiangxi Province.

There are twelve sub-townships, making a total of 16 township-level divisions in Ninghua: Chengjiao (adjoining Cuijiang, the county seat), Anyuan, Shuixi, Helong, Zhongsha, Jicun, Huaitu, Fangtian, Zhiping, Caofang, Anle and Chengnan.