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Dongzhi County (simplified Chinese: 东至县; traditional Chinese: 東至縣; pinyin: Dōngzhì Xiàn) is a county in the south of Anhui province, situated on the southeast (right) bank of the Yangtze and bordering Jiangxi province to the south. It is under the jurisdiction of the prefecture-level city of Chizhou and occupies its southwest corner. It has a population of 530,000 and an area of 3,256 square kilometres (1,257 sq mi). The government of Dongzhi County is located in Yaodu Town.
In paleontology, it is known for its Hualong Cave from which important human and animal fossils have been discovered, including Homo erectus (dubbed Dongzhi Man) and a 300,000-year-old archaic human (Homo sapiens).
Dongzhi County has jurisdiction over 11 towns and 3 townships.
- Yaodu (尧渡镇)
- Dongliu (Tungliu) (东流镇)
- Longquan (龙泉镇)
- Xiangyu (香隅镇)
- Zhangxi (张溪镇)
- Yanghu (洋湖镇)
- Gegong (葛公镇)
- Dadukou (大渡口镇)
- Guangang (官港镇)
- Zhaotan (昭潭镇)
- Nixi (泥溪镇)
– Former Towns:
- Muta Township (木塔乡)
- Huayuanli Township (花园里乡)
- Qingshan Township (青山乡)
The village of Nanxiguzhai nestled deep in the midst of hills is well known to be the descendants of a Xiongnu tribe.A ticket priced at RMB45 can be purchased.
Dongzhi is served by the Tongling–Jiujiang Railway.