Xiapu County

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Xiapu County

Sun set on the beach of Xiapu
Sun set on the beach of Xiapu
Xiapu in Ningde
Xiapu in Ningde
Ningde in Fujian
Ningde in Fujian
Coordinates: 26°57′37″N 119°58′28″E / 26.96028°N 119.97444°E / 26.96028; 119.97444Coordinates: 26°57′37″N 119°58′28″E / 26.96028°N 119.97444°E / 26.96028; 119.97444
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityNingde
 • Total1,716 km2 (663 sq mi)
 • Total355,100
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Xiapu (Chinese: 霞浦; pinyin: Xiápǔ; Foochow Romanized: Hà-puō) is a county in the municipal region of Ningde, Fujian, People's Republic of China, located along a stretch of East China Sea coast, with many harbours and islands. It is bordered by Fuding City and Zherong County to the north, Fu'an City and Ningde's urban area to the west, and—in Fuzhou City—Luoyuan County to the south.

Xiapu is famous among landscapes lover photographers.

  • Area: 1,716 square kilometres (663 sq mi)
  • Population: 510,000[when?]
  • Postal code: 355100


The county executive, legislature and judiciary are in Songcheng Town (松城镇), together with the CPC and PSB branches.

Xiapu has jurisdiction over 6 other towns (; zhèn) and over 7 townships (; xiāng), of which three are ethnic townships designated for the native She people.[1]



Scenic Areas[edit]

Xiapu county seat


Xiapu in the News[edit]

In 2009 August 9, Xiapu was where Typhoon Morakot made continental landfall. A million people had just been evacuated from vulnerable areas of this and surrounding counties.[citation needed]


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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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