Yuelu District

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Yuelu is located in Hunan
Location in Hunan
Coordinates: 28°11′51″N 112°54′30″E / 28.1974°N 112.9084°E / 28.1974; 112.9084Coordinates: 28°11′51″N 112°54′30″E / 28.1974°N 112.9084°E / 28.1974; 112.9084
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hunan
Prefecture-level city Changsha
Subdivisions 10 subdistricts,
5 towns
and 1 township
Seat Wangyue
 • Total 552.02 km2 (213.14 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 801,861
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Yuelu District (simplified Chinese: 岳麓区; traditional Chinese: 嶽麓區; pinyin: Yuèlù qū) is one of six urban districts of Changsha City, Hunan province, China, it is the 4th most populous district (after Heshan, Dingcheng and Yueyanglou Districts) in Hunan. The district is bordered to the north by Wangcheng District, to the west by Ningxiang County, to the south by Yuhu District of Xiangtan City, across the Xiang river to the west by Tianxin, Furong and Kaifu Districts. Located on the west bank of the Xiang River, as the western part of the City proper, the district is named after Mount Yuelu, one of the national parks, Yuelu District covers 538.83 km2 (208.04 sq mi)[1] with registered population of 644,834 and resident population of 818,900 (as of 2014).[1] The district has 16 subdistricts and 2 towns under its jurisdiction, the government seat is at Wangyue (望岳街道).


Yuelu District is one of five districts established on 22 April 1996 as a result of adjusting the administrative districts of Changsha. It covers most of the historic West District, including Lushannanlu (麓山南路), Yinpenling (银盆岭), Juzizhou (桔子洲) and Wangyuehu (望月村) four subdistricts, Yuelushan Township (岳麓山乡) and Wangyue Township (望岳乡) of the historic Suburb District, Tianding Township (天顶乡) of the historic Wangcheng County.[2][3]

Yuelu is an important district that is a cultural area and has a long history and profound cultural deposit in Changsha, the Yuelu Academy founded in 976 (the 9th year of the reign of the Song Dynasty) is on the east side of Yuelu Mountain, in the south is the University Town Zone where there are many universities including Central South University, Hunan University and Hunan Normal University, the Changsha High-Tech Industrial Development Zone covers large area in the middle of the district.

Administrative divisions[edit]

According to the Programme of adjustment of township-level administrative divisions of Yuelu District on November 19, 2015, Yuelu has 16 subdistricts and 2 towns under its jurisdictions. [4]

16 subdistricts
2 towns


  1. ^ a b Changsha Yearly Book 2015 (长沙统计年鉴2015)
  2. ^ Adjusting the administrative districts of Changsha: Furong, Yuelu, Tianxin, Kaifu and Yuhua Districts of Changsha were corporated On 22 April 1996 By abolishing the East, West, South, North and Suburb Districts. according to the Reply of the State Council on adjusting the administrative districts of Changsha, Hunan Province (22-Apr-96) - 《国务院关于同意湖南省调整长沙市市辖区行政区划的批复》(国函〔1996〕29号): xzqh.org or lawtime.cn
  3. ^ details of Adjusting Districts of Changsha in 1996: Notification on Adjusting the Administrative Districts of the People's Government of Changsha City (19-Jun-96) / 长沙市人民政府关于调整市辖区行政区划的通知 (长政发〔1996〕24号 - 1996年6月19日), see pkulaw.cn or chinalawedu.com
  4. ^ 2015 Programme of adjustment of township-level administrative divisions of Yuelu District: see rednet.cn (November 19, 2015): 湖南省民政厅关于同意长沙市岳麓区乡镇区划调整方案的批复 (湘民行发〔2015〕42号), xzqh.org (2016-01-12)