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|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||2,488.87 km2 (960.96 sq mi)|
|• Density||280/km2 (730/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Located on the southern part of the province, the county is bordered to the north by Qiyang County, to the northeast by Xintian County, to the east by Jiahe County, to the southeast by Lanshan County, to the southwest by Jianghua and Dao Counties, to the northwest by Shuangpai County. Ningyuan County covers 1,806 km2 (697 sq mi), as of 2015, It had a registered population of 871,200 and a permanent resident population of 726,700. The county has 12 towns, 4 ethnic townships of Yao people and 4 subdistricts under its jurisdiction, the county seat is Shunling (舜陵街道).
- www.xzqh.org (Chinese)
- Google (2014-07-02). "Ningyuan" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
- Yongzhou City Land Use Plan (2006–20)/《永州市土地利用总体规划（2006-2020年）》.(Chinese) Accessed 8 July 2014.
- "永州市2010年第六次全国人口普查主要数据公报". TJCN.org (in Chinese). China Statistical Information Network/中国统计信息网. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
- the population of Ningyuan County in 2015, according to the Statistical Communiqué of Ningyuan County on the 2015 National Economic and Social Development - (2015年宁远县国民经济和社会发展统计公报): yzcity.gov.cn or yztj.gov.cn
- adjustment of administrative divisions in 2014: according to 《2014年湖南省行政区划调整公告（21）》 (湘民行发〔2014〕21号) hunan.mca.gov or nyfcxx.com
- the adjustment of administrative divisions in 2015, according to the notification on divding Wenmiao Subdistrict into two Subdistricts (20-May-15) - 《永州市人民政府关于宁远县文庙街道分设两个街道的通知》(永政函〔2015〕70号): rcgus.com; also see rednet.cn, nyx.gov.cn
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