Yanfeng District

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Yanfeng

雁峰区
Yanfeng is located in Hunan
Yanfeng
Yanfeng
Location in Hunan
Coordinates: 26°50′25″N 112°36′50″E / 26.8403°N 112.6140°E / 26.8403; 112.6140Coordinates: 26°50′25″N 112°36′50″E / 26.8403°N 112.6140°E / 26.8403; 112.6140
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHunan
Prefecture-level cityHengyang
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Yanfeng District (simplified Chinese: 雁峰区; traditional Chinese: 雁峰區; pinyin: Yànfēng Qū) is an urban district of Hengyang City, Hunan province, China. The district is located in the middle south of the city proper and on the western bank of the Xiang River, it is bordered by Zhuhui District to the east, Hengnan County to the south, Zhengxiang District to the west, Shigu District to the north. Yanfeng District covers 94 km2 (36 sq mi), as of 2015, it had a permanent resident population of 220,900 and a registered population of 193,700.[1] The district has 6 subdistricts and a township under its jurisdiction.[2]

History[edit]

According to legend, "wild geese fly from north to south, stop in the Mount Huiyanfeng (Chinese: 回雁峰; literally: "Mount Geese") to rest", the district was named after the mountain. The district of Yanfeng is historically a part of Hengyang County. On Jan 1 1942, the provincial city of Hengyang was separated from the urban area and region around the county seat of Hengyang County.

The district of Yanfeng was established on April 4, 2001. In the adjustment of urban subdivisions in Hengyang, Yanfeng District administers 5 subdistricts of Yanfeng (雁峰), Baishazhou (白沙洲), Huangchaling (黄茶岭), Tianmashan (天马山) and Xianfenglu (先锋路) in the former Chengnan District (城南区), Xiangjiang Township (湘江乡; of which, Yangliu Village was transferred to Zhengxiang District) and Yuepin Township (岳屏乡; of which, 3 villages of Lianhe, Yuepin and Beitang were transferred to Zhengxiang District) in the former Jiaoqu (Suburb District) (郊区), and Wenchang Township (文昌乡) of Hengyang County.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2015年雁峰区国民经济和社会发展统计公报 [Statistical Communiqué of Yanfeng District on the 2015 National Economic and Social Development]. Hengyang Bureau of Statistics.
  2. ^ 《关于同意雁峰区乡镇区划调整方案的批复》(湘民行发〔2015〕30号 [result on adjustment of township-level administrative divisions of Yanfeng District on 18 November 2015]. rednet.cn Hunan. 2015-11-18., also see 湖南省乡镇区划调整改革109个县市区批复方案. people.com Hunan. 2015-12-08. or xinhuanet.com
  3. ^ xzqh.org