Shouning County

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Shouning County
Shouning is located in Fujian
Location in Fujian
Coordinates: 27°24′N 119°30′E / 27.400°N 119.500°E / 27.400; 119.500Coordinates: 27°24′N 119°30′E / 27.400°N 119.500°E / 27.400; 119.500
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Prefecture-level city Ningde
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Shouning County (simplified Chinese: 寿宁县; traditional Chinese: 壽寧縣; pinyin: Shòuníng Xiàn; Foochow Romanized: Sêu-nìng-gâing) is a small county located in the northeast of Fujian province of People's Republic of China, near the border with Zhejiang province. It is under the jurisdiction of Ningde City, An Eastern Min dialect of Min Chinese (similar to the Fuzhou dialect) is spoken there.

There are a number of covered bridges located there, and of the 100 or so woven timber arch "lounge bridges" throughout China, Shouning County has 19.[1] The county hosted the second international conference on Chinese covered bridges from September 20 to 23, 2007.

Beilu opera (also called Luantan), a variety of Min opera, is popular in Shouning County.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Shouning County comprises 10 townships, 4 towns, and 201 administrative villages. These include:


  • Da'an (大安乡)
  • Kengdi (坑底乡)
  • Qingyuan (清源乡)
  • Zhuguanlong (竹管垅乡)
  • Qinyang (芹洋乡)
  • Xixi (犀溪乡)
  • Tuoxi (托溪乡)
  • Pingxi (平溪乡)
  • Fengyang (风阳乡)
  • Xiadang (下党乡)




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