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Located on the southern margin of the province, it is adjacent to the south of the city proper in Chenzhou, and near to the northern border of Guangdong. The county borders to the north by Zixing City, Suxian and Beihu Districts, to the west by Linwu County, Lianzhou City of Guangdong, to the south and the southeast by Yangshan, Ruyuan Counties and Lechang City of Guangdong and Rucheng County. Yizhang County covers 2,142.7 km2 (827.3 sq mi), as of 2015, It had a registered population of 644,300 and a resident population of 589,400. The county has 14 towns and 5 townships under its jurisdiction, the county seat is Yuxi Town (玉溪镇).
In early 1928 Zhu De's troops, survivors of the Nanchang Uprising, Little Long March and Battle of Shantou, found refuge here with the local warlord. Chen Yi was with him; neither dared reveal his identity at the time. It was from here that a rested and bolstered communist column marched to the Jinggangshan Mountains in April to join the hold-outs from another uprising.
The county town is at the border between Hunan and Guangdong. The national highway from Guangzhou to Beijing passes through the middle of the town.
A beautiful tourist park is Mangshan Mountain National Forest Park. The 1902-meter peak of Shikengkong (石坑崆), on the interprovincial border, stands some 50 km south of the county town.
- Google (2014-07-02). "Yizhang" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
- the population of Yizhang County in 2015, according to the Statistical Communiqué of Yizhang County on the 2015 National Economic and Social Development - (2015年宜章县国民经济和社会发展统计公报): czs.gov.cn or yzx.gov.cn
- the divisions of Yizhang County in 2015, according to the result on adjustment of township-level administrative divisions of Yizhang County on November 27, 2015 - 《湖南省民政厅关于同意宜章县乡镇区划调整方案的批复》(湘民行发〔2015〕96号): rednet.cn, also see 《湖南省乡镇区划调整改革109个县市区批复方案》: people.com or xinhuanet.com