Yidu

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Yidu
宜都市
County-level city
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Yidu is located in Hubei
Yidu
Yidu
Location of Yidu
Yidu is located in China
Yidu
Yidu
Yidu (China)
Coordinates: 30°23′N 111°27′E / 30.383°N 111.450°E / 30.383; 111.450Coordinates: 30°23′N 111°27′E / 30.383°N 111.450°E / 30.383; 111.450
Country China
Province Hubei
Prefecture-level city Yichang
Founded 196 BC
Area
 • Total 1,357 km2 (524 sq mi)
Population 395,000
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website www.yidu.gov.cn

Yidu (Chinese: 宜都; pinyin: Yídū) is a county-level city in western Hubei Province, China. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Yichang. It has a population of 395,000 residents, and covers an area of 1,357 square kilometres (524 sq mi), divided into 1 subdistrict, 8 towns, and 1 township. Its GDP in 2015 was 50 billion yuan.[1]

Yidu was established as a county in 196 BC during the Western Han dynasty, then called Yidao (夷道). In 210 AD, Liu Bei established Yidu Commandery.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Yidu". Yidu Government. Retrieved 17 May 2017.