Sangzhi County

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Sangzhi County
Sangzhi is located in Hunan
Location in Hunan
Coordinates: 29°23′49″N 110°10′01″E / 29.397°N 110.167°E / 29.397; 110.167Coordinates: 29°23′49″N 110°10′01″E / 29.397°N 110.167°E / 29.397; 110.167[1]
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hunan
Prefecture-level city Zhangjiajie
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Sangzhi (simplified Chinese: 桑植县; traditional Chinese: 桑植縣; pinyin: Sāngzhí Xiàn) is a county in Hunan Province, China, it is under administration of Zhangjiajie profecture-level City. Located on the northern margin of Hunan, Sangzhi County is bordered to the east by Cili County, to the south by Yongding and Wulingyuan Districts, to the west by Yongshun and Longshan Counties, to the north by Xuan'en and Hefeng Counties of Hubei, Sangzhi is also the home of the Tujia, Miao and Bai people. The County has an area of 3,474 kilometres (2,159 mi) with rough 479,500 of population (as of 2015). It is divided into 23 township-level divisions (November 27, 2015), its county seat is Liyuan Town (澧源镇).[2]

Rana sangzhiensis is a frog that was described as a new species for science from Sangzhi.[3]

Administrative divisions[edit]

According to the result on adjustment of township-level administrative divisions of Sangzhi County on November 27, 2015, it has 12 towns and 11 townships (five of which are ethnic townships of Bai people)under its jurisdiction. Its county seat is Liyuan (澧源).[2] they are:

12 Towns (镇)
6 Townships (乡)
5 Bai Ethnic townships (白族乡)
  • Zoumaping (走马坪), formed by merging the former Mihu and Zoumaping Townships
  • Liujiaping, Sangzhi (刘家坪)
  • Hongjiaguan (洪家关), formed by merging the former Daguquan (打鼓泉乡) and Hongjiaguan Townships (洪家关乡)
  • Furongqiao (芙蓉桥), formed by merging the former Linxihe (淋溪河白族乡) and Furongqiao Townships (芙蓉桥白族乡)
  • Mahekou (马合口): formed by merging the former Mahekou Township (马合口) and 7 villages of the former Maidiping Township (麦地坪白族乡)