Fuchuan County
富川县
Fuconh Yen
Fuchwan
富川瑶族自治县
Fuconh Yauzcuz Swciyen
Fuchuan Yao Autonomous County
Fuchuan is located in Guangxi
Fuchuan
Fuchuan
Location of the seat in Guangxi
Coordinates: 24°50′N 111°16′E / 24.833°N 111.267°E / 24.833; 111.267Coordinates: 24°50′N 111°16′E / 24.833°N 111.267°E / 24.833; 111.267
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGuangxi
Prefecture-level cityHezhou
Township-level divisions9 towns
3 townships
County seatFuyang
Area
 • Total1,572 km2 (607 sq mi)
Elevation
228 m (748 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total390,000
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+08:00 (China Standard)

Fuchuan Yao Autonomous County (simplified Chinese: 富川瑶族自治县; traditional Chinese: 富川瑤族自治縣; pinyin: Fùchuān Yáozú Zìzhìxiàn) is an autonomous county of northeastern Guangxi, China. It is under the administration of Hezhou City.

Administrative divisions

As of January 2016, Fuchuan Yao Autonomous County has nine towns and three townships under its jurisdiction. The county seat is Fuyang Town.

Name Chinese character Population (2015) Area (Km2) Notes
Baisha 白沙镇 15,000 98.85
Chengbei 城北镇 21,125 120
Chaodong 朝东镇 33,850 217.42
Fuli 福利镇 21,000 90
Fuyang 富阳镇 76,000 205.2
Gucheng 古城镇 20,600 42.65
Gepo 葛坡镇 17,810 93.56
Lianshan 莲山镇 27,000 107.5
Mailing 麦岭镇 26,000 207
Shijia Township 石家乡 13,400 91.13
Liujia Township 柳家乡 17,000 109
Xinhua Township 新华乡 18,500 103.6

Geography

Fuchuan Yao Autonomous County is located in the northeastern Guangxi, on the border with Hunan. It is surrounded by Jiangyong County on the north, Gongcheng Yao Autonomous County on the west, Jianghua Yao Autonomous County on the east, and Zhongshan County on the south. It has an area of approximately 1,572-square-kilometre (607 sq mi).

Most of the county is in the upper basin of the Fuchuan River (富川江), a tributary of the He River (Guangxi) (贺江, Hejiang). The Fuchuan is dammed near the southern border of the county. The dam forms the Guishi Reservoir (龟石水库; Gushi Shuiku; 'Turtle Stone Reservoir'), which is used to irrigate agricultural land not only in Fuchuan County itself, but also in Zhongshan County and Babu District to the south.

Mountains

The main mountains in Fuchuan Yao Autonomous County are Mount Xiling, Mount Gupo, Mount Tiantang, and Huangsha Ridge.[1]

Rivers and streams

There are over twenty rivers and streams in Fuchuan Yao Autonomous County. Among them, the main rivers are the Fuchuan River, Baisha River and Xiushui River (Guangxi).[2]

Climate

Fuchuan Yao Autonomous County enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate, with an average annual temperature of 19.1 °C (66.4 °F), total annual rainfall of 1,700-millimetre (67 in), a frost-free period of 318 days and annual average sunshine hours in 1973.6 hours.[3] The highest temperature ever recorded in the county was 38.5 °C (101.3 °F) on 21 July 1971, and the coldest was −4.1 °C (24.6 °F) on 31 January 1969.[3]

Languages

Languages of Fuchuan County include the following.[4]

Culture

The lusheng (mouth reed organ) is played by the Lowland Yao people (Pingdi Yao 平地瑶) of Dajing Village 大井村 and Humaling Village 虎马岭村 of Xinhua Township (新华乡), Fuchuan County.[5]

Transport

References

  1. ^ Xia Zhenlin 2007, pp. 4–6.
  2. ^ Xia Zhenlin 2007, p. 6.
  3. ^ a b Xia Zhenlin 2007, pp. 8–10.
  4. ^ Fuchuan County Gazetteer 富川瑶族自治县志
  5. ^ 陈东云. 2016. 论富川平地瑶芦笙长鼓舞的舞蹈特征. 《北方音乐》 2016年第2期9-9,共1页.

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