Shunchang County

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Shunchang County
Shunchang is located in Fujian
Location in Fujian
Coordinates: 26°48′N 117°48′E / 26.800°N 117.800°E / 26.800; 117.800Coordinates: 26°48′N 117°48′E / 26.800°N 117.800°E / 26.800; 117.800
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Prefecture-level city Nanping
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Shunchang County (simplified Chinese: 顺昌县; traditional Chinese: 順昌縣; pinyin: Shùnchāng Xiàn) is a county under the administration of Nanping City, in the northwest of Fujian province, People's Republic of China. The county's name was established in 933, during the Tang Dynasty. It has a total area of 1,985 square kilometres (766 sq mi), and a population of approximately 241,200 people as of the end of 2003. It is a key region for forestry and the production of coarse bamboo in Fujian.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Shunchang County administers one subdistrict, seven towns, and four rural townships. The subdistrict is Shuangxi. The towns include Jianxi, Yangkou, Yuankeng, Bushang, Dali, Dagan, and Renshou. The rural townships include Yangdun, Zhengfang, Lanxia, and Gaoyang.


Shunchang County has two major rivers, Futunxi and Jinxi, as well as numerous smaller tributaries.

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