Pingjiang County

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Pingjiang County
Pingjiang is located in Hunan
Location in Hunan
Coordinates: 28°45′50″N 113°40′01″E / 28.764°N 113.667°E / 28.764; 113.667Coordinates: 28°45′50″N 113°40′01″E / 28.764°N 113.667°E / 28.764; 113.667
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hunan
Prefecture-level city Yueyang
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Pingjiang County (simplified Chinese: 平江县; traditional Chinese: 平江縣; pinyin: Píng-jiāng xiàn) is a county in Hunan province, China, it is under the administration of Yueyang City.

The county is located on the eastern margin of the province, the Miluo River runs through the county from east to west. It is bordered to the north by Yueyang County, to the west by Miluo City, to the south by Changsha County and Liuyang City, to the east by Xiushui and Tonggu Counties of Jiangxi, to the northeast by Tongcheng County of Hubei.[citation needed]

Pingjiang County covers an area of 4,114 km2 (1,588 sq mi), as of 2015, it had a registered population of 1,106,900 and a permanent resident population of 979,300. The county has 19 towns and 5 townships under its jurisdiction. The government seat is Hangchang (汉昌镇).[citation needed]


In the Chinese Civil War, Pingjiang was a part of the Hunan-Hubei-Jiangxi Revolutionary Base Area (湘鄂赣革命根据地), and, from 1931 November, of the Hunan-Hubei-Jiangxi Soviet (湘鄂赣苏维埃).[citation needed]

The Communist Marshal Peng Dehuai was a Kuomintang Colonel in 1928, when he was stationed in Pingjiang with orders to eliminate local groups of communist guerrillas who had fled to the area following Chiang Kai-shek's nationwide suppression of Communists. Because Peng had secretly joined the Chinese Communist Party he instead kept his unit passive and began to organize local Communist Party branches. Peng rebelled against the Kuomintang on 28 July 1928, beginning his career as a military leader in the Red Army from his base in Pingjiang. Some of Peng's subordinates in the rebellion survived and became important military figures themselves, including generals Huang Kecheng and Peng Shaohui.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

According to the result on adjustment of township-level administrative divisions of Pingjiang County on 24 November 2015, Pingjiang has 5 townships and 19 towns under its jurisdiction,[2] they are:

5 townships
19 towns

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Domes, Jurgen. Peng Te-huai: The Man and the Image, London: C. Hurst & Company. 1985. ISBN 0-905838-99-8. pp.17-20, 49
  2. ^ According to the result on adjustment of township-level administrative divisions of Pingjiang County on 24 November 2015: rednet (2015-12-04): 《湖南省民政厅关于同意平江县乡镇区划调整方案的批复》(湘民行发〔2015〕72号), also see (2015-12-07): 《湖南省乡镇区划调整方案公布 岳阳9县市区乡镇区划均有调整》

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