Xiapu County

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Xiapu County
霞浦县
County
Sun set on the beach of Xiapu
Sun set on the beach of Xiapu
Xiapu is located in Fujian
Xiapu
Xiapu
Location 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
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Prefecture-level city Ningde
Area
 • Total 1,716 km2 (663 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 355,100
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

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.

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

Administration[edit]

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 (zhen, 镇) and over 7 townships (xiang, 乡), of which three are zoned Affirmative action-like for the native She people.[1]

Towns[edit]

Townships[edit]

Scenic Areas[edit]

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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