Xichuan County

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Xichuan County
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Chinese 淅川县
 • Pinyin Xǐchān
Xichuan County is located in Henan
Xichuan County
Xichuan County
Location in Henan,China
Coordinates: 33°0′N 111°25′E / 33.000°N 111.417°E / 33.000; 111.417Coordinates: 33°0′N 111°25′E / 33.000°N 111.417°E / 33.000; 111.417
Country China
Province Henan
Prefecture Nanyang
 • Total 2,798 km2 (1,080 sq mi)
 • Total 746,000
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 474450
Area code(s) 0377
Website http://www.xichuan.gov.cn/

Xichuan County (Chinese: 淅川县; pinyin: Xīchuān Xiàn) is a county of Nanyang, Henan, China.

Xichuan has an area of 2,798 square kilometers and a population of 746,000.Both of the Danjiangkou Reservoir and the Central route of South–North Water Transfer Project's canal head are located in Xichuan.[1]

The state of Chu's first capital Danyang was in Xichuan.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Xichuan has 2 subdistricts, 11 towns, and 4 townships:

  • Subdistricts: Longcheng (龙城街道), Shangsheng (商圣街道)
  • Towns: Jingziguan (荆紫关镇), Laocheng (老城镇), Xianghua (香花镇), Houpo (厚坡镇), Jiuchong (九重镇), Shengwan (盛湾镇), Jinhe (金河镇), Siwan (寺湾镇), Cangfang (仓房镇), Shangji (上集镇), Madeng (马蹬镇)
  • Townships: Xihuang (西簧乡), Maotang (毛堂乡), Dashiqiao (大石桥乡), Taohe (滔河乡)

Famous residents[edit]


  1. ^ (Chinese) Profile of Xichuan County, visited on May 29, 2008.

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