Xinhua County

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Xinhua County
Tianhua South Road (天华南路; 天華南路)
Tianhua South Road (天华南路; 天華南路)
Xinhua is located in Hunan
Location in Hunan
Coordinates: 27°44′13″N 111°18′29″E / 27.737°N 111.308°E / 27.737; 111.308Coordinates: 27°44′13″N 111°18′29″E / 27.737°N 111.308°E / 27.737; 111.308[1]
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hunan
Prefecture-level city Loudi
 • Total 3,634.98 km2 (1,403.47 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,110,910
 • Density 310/km2 (790/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 4176XX

Xinhua County (simplified Chinese: 新化县; traditional Chinese: 新化縣; pinyin: Xīnhuà Xiàn)Vis a county and the 4th most populous county-level division in the Province of Hunan, China; it is under the administration of Loudi City.

Located along the middle reaches of the Zi River, it covers 3,635 square kilometers and has a population of 1,291,626 (2002). Xinhua shares the border with Lengshuijiang, Lianyuan, Xinshao, Xupu and Longhui counties and cities. As a county, it was founded at 1072 (Northern Song Dynasty) and now it is under jurisdiction of the Loudi City and subdivided into 7 townships and 19 towns, Shangmei Town (上梅镇; 上梅鎮; Shàngméi zhèn) is the county seat.

In 2011, media attention was attracted by a construction project started by the county's government. In the hope of attracting tourists, the officials wanted to build a lavish temple (Xiongshan Si - 熊山寺; "Bear Mountain Temple"), diverting funds from more essential projects.[4][5]


  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Xinhua" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  2. ^ Loudi City Land Use Plan (2006–20)/《娄底市土地利用总体规划(2006-2020年)》.(in Chinese) Accessed 8 July 2014.
  3. ^ 娄底市2010年第六次全国人口普查主要数据公报 (in Chinese). Loudi People's Government. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Poor Chinese county used relief fund to build temple. Reuters, 2011-09-26
  5. ^ 湖南新化回应媒体曝“强扣水利款建旅游区”事宜 (Hunan's Xinhua [County] responds to media's claims of the diversion of irrigation funds to the construction of a tourist area).

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