view west towards city's south central area
Location of Xiaogan City in Hubei and the PRC
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Prefecture-level city||8,922.72 km2 (3,445.08 sq mi)|
|• Urban||1,034.8 km2 (399.5 sq mi)|
|• Metro||1,034.8 km2 (399.5 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 census)|
|• Prefecture-level city||4,814,542|
|• Density||540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|ISO 3166 code||CN-HB-09|
Xiaogan (Chinese: 孝感; pinyin: Xiàogǎn) is a prefecture-level city in east-central Hubei province, People's Republic of China, some 60 kilometres (37 mi) northwest of the provincial capital of Wuhan. According to the 2010 census, its population totaled 4,814,542, of whom 908,266 lived in the built-up (or metro) area of Xiaonan District.
The city name Xiaogan, meaning Filial Piety Moves [the Heaven] (Chinese: 孝行感天), is from the story of Dong Yong (Chinese: 董永), who sold himself for his father's funeral, in The Twenty-four Filial Exemplars.
The Sheshui River originates in Xiaogan's Dawu County. On the third day of the third month of the lunar calendar, many in Wuhan eat dicaizhu jidian (地菜煮鸡蛋) which is supposed to prevent illness in the coming year. This practice is related to a story involving Shennong in Xiaogan.
- Xiaonan District (孝南区)
- Yingcheng City (应城市)
- Anlu City (安陆市)
- Hanchuan City (汉川市)
- Xiaochang County (孝昌县)
- Dawu County (大悟县)
- Yunmeng County (云梦县)
Notable people from Xiaogan
- "孝行感天－孝感的由来". 华夏经纬网 (in Simplified Chinese). 孝感市人民政府台湾事务办公室. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
- "Historical Development". Xiaogan People's Government. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
In 2005, Xiaonan District under the administration of Xiaogan contained three counties, Dawu, Yunmeng and Xiaochang, and three cities, Hanchuan, Yingcheng and Anlu.
- 2016年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码：孝感市 (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
统计用区划代码 名称 420901000000 市辖区 420902000000 孝南区 420921000000 孝昌县 420922000000 大悟县 420923000000 云梦县 420981000000 应城市 420982000000 安陆市 420984000000 汉川市
- 孝感市历史沿革 (in Simplified Chinese). XZQH (行政区划网站). 7 December 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
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