Location of Yongxiu County in Jiujiang City (yellow) and Jiangxi
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|County seat||Tubu (涂埠镇)|
|• Total||2,035 km2 (786 sq mi)|
|Elevation||31 m (101 ft)|
|• Density||180/km2 (460/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Yongxiu (Chinese: 永修; pinyin: Yǒngxiū) is a county under the administration of Jiujiang City in northern Jiangxi province, People's Republic of China, on the western shores of Poyang Lake. As of 2005[update], the county has a total population of 361,000 residing in an area of 2,035 square kilometres (786 sq mi). Bordering counties are Duchang, Xingzi, De'an, Wuning, Jing'an, Xinjian, and Anyi, while the county seat is 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Nanchang, the provincial capital, and 80 km (50 mi) south-southwest of downtown Jiujiang.
The county oversees 12 towns:
There are four:
Due to its importance in north-south travel in the province, Yongxiu was known as the "Gate of Hongdu" (洪都門戶) in ancient China.
The spectacular Zhelin Reservoir lies in the northwest part of the county. The sacred Buddhist heaven Yunju Mountain stands in the southwest. The famous Poyang Lake Nature Reserve in the eastern part of the county.
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