Shimen County

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Shimen County
Skyline of Shimen County
Shimen is located in Hunan
Location in Hunan
Coordinates: 29°41′56″N 111°01′01″E / 29.699°N 111.017°E / 29.699; 111.017Coordinates: 29°41′56″N 111°01′01″E / 29.699°N 111.017°E / 29.699; 111.017[1]
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hunan
Prefecture-level city Changde
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Shimen County (simplified Chinese: 石门县; traditional Chinese: 石門縣; pinyin: Shímén Xiàn) is the northernmost county of Hunan Province, China, it is under administration of Changde profecture-level City.

Located on the northern margin of Hunan and the west of Changde, Shimen County is bordered to the south and southwest by Taoyuan, Zili and Sangzhi Counties, to the west by Hefeng County of Hubei, to the north by Wufeng County of Hubei, to the east by Songzi City of Hubei, Li and Linli Counties. Shimen is a mountainous county located on the Wuling Mountains, Mount Huping (壶瓶山) which is above sea level 2,098.7 metres (6,885 ft) on the northwest of the county is the highest point of Hunan.[2] Shimen is also the home of the Tujia people, the descendant of Chinese ancient Ba People, the Tujia people shares 50.9% of the population in the county.[3]

The county has an area of 3,973 kilometres (2,469 mi) with 669,741 of registered population and 601,100 of permanent population (as of 2015).[4] It is divided into 19 towns and townships, 5 units of State-owned farms (as of 2016).[5][6]

Orpiment, Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen County, China. Size: 6.4 x 3.9 x 3.4 cm.

Administrative divisions[edit]

According to the result on adjustment of township-level administrative divisions of Shimen County on January, 2016 and May 29, 2015, Shimen County has 4 subdistricts, 11 towns, 6 townships and management area of 5 state-owned farms under its jurisdiction.[7][8] they are:

4 subdistricts
11 towns
6 townships
5 State-owned farms
Other unit


  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Shimen" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  2. ^ About Hunan
  3. ^ (2013-10-31): About Shimen County
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  6. ^ About the township-level divisions in 2015, see, or
  7. ^ Baiyun Townhip (白云乡) was renamed Baiyun Town (白云镇) on May 29, 2015, according to 2015年湖南省行政区划调整公告(6号), see or
  8. ^ 常德市人民政府《关于调整石门县部分行政区划的批复》(January, 2016), see 石门县人民政府关于撤销二都乡、楚江镇设立楚江、二都、宝峰、永兴四个街道的公示 (June 19, 2015)