Qingyang County

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Qingyang County (simplified Chinese: 青阳县; traditional Chinese: 青陽縣; pinyin: Qīngyáng Xiàn) is a county in Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of the Chizhou City. It has a population of 280,000 and an area of 1,181 square kilometres (456 sq mi). The government of Qingyang County is located in Rongcheng Town. Qingyang county benefited in 1540 from Mao Kun (Chinese: 茅坤)(1512-1601)'s brief (2-month) tenure as magistrate. He helped the coppersmiths of the area by shutting down illegal shops that were being run by people from outside the county, and mitigated the abuses of local bullies. The county honored him with a shrine when he had to return home to mourn his father's death.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Qingyang County has jurisdiction over nine towns and eleven townships.





  1. ^ L. Carrington Goodrich, et al., eds. Dictionary of Ming Biography, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1976), p. 1043

Coordinates: 30°33′56″N 117°52′18″E / 30.56556°N 117.87167°E / 30.56556; 117.87167