Hua County
滑县
Huaxian is located in Henan
Huaxian
Huaxian
Location of the seat in Henan
Coordinates: Coordinates: 35°33′50″N 114°30′21″E / 35.56389°N 114.50583°E / 35.56389; 114.50583
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHenan
Prefecture-level cityAnyang
Area
 • Total1,784 km2 (689 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total1,078,000
 • Density600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
456400
Websitewww.hnhx.gov.cn

Hua County or Huaxian (simplified Chinese: 滑县; traditional Chinese: 滑縣; pinyin: Huá Xiàn) is a county under the administration of Anyang City, in the north of Henan province, China.

Its predecessor administrative area Huazhou/Hua prefecture was first established in 596 during the Sui dynasty. In 606 it was named Yanzhou (兖州), and soon after as Dong commandery. In 618 it was combined with present Changyuan and Yanjin as Huazhou again. In 1372 it was demoted to a county.[2] The name 'Hua' means 'slip', given because the city had many slipways.[3]

Location

The Hua county is located in the southmost part of Anyang. To its north lies Neihuang County, also in Anyang; to its east Puyang County in Puyang; to its south the counties of Changyuan and Fengqiu, both in Xinxiang; to its west Xinxiang's Yanjin County and Hebi's Xun County.

Administration

The county executive, legislature, and Basic People's Court are in Daokou, together with the CPC and PSB branches.[4][5] Prior to 1949 the administrative center of Hua County was in Chengguan.[2] Its current administrative subdivisions are:[6]

3 Subdistricts

8 Towns

  • Baidaokou (白道口镇)
  • Wangu (万古镇)
  • Niutun (牛屯镇)
  • Shangguan (上官镇)
  • Wangzhuang (王庄镇)
  • Liugu (留固镇)
  • Gaoping (高平镇)
  • Laodian (老店镇) - is upgraded from township

12 Townships

  • Xiaopu Township (小铺乡)
  • Banpodian Township (半坡店乡)
  • Laoyemiao Township (老爷庙乡)
  • Sijianfang Township (四间房乡)
  • Sangcun Township (桑村乡)
  • Cizhouzhai Township (慈周寨乡)
  • Dazhai Township (大寨乡)
  • Baliying Township (八里营乡)
  • Zhaoying Township (赵营乡)
  • Zaocun Township (枣村乡)
  • Jiaohu Township (焦虎乡)
  • Wagangzhai Township (瓦岗寨乡)

Hua County in the News

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On 10 September 2009, the Basic People's Court sentenced Wei Fazhao to death for his January drunk-driving killing of eight people and injuring of three. It was the first death penalty given to a drunk-driver anywhere in Henan.[7]

Notable people

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b 最新人口信息 www.hongheiku.com (in Chinese). hongheiku. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b Linfu, Hua; Buell, Paul D. (22 November 2016). Dictionary of the Ben cao gang mu, Volume 2: Geographical and Administrative Designations. Univ of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-96555-3.
  3. ^ "滑县人民政府". www.hnhx.gov.cn. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  4. ^ http://agri.com.cn/host/410526.html
  5. ^ 安阳市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  6. ^ "2020年统计用区划代码". www.stats.gov.cn. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  7. ^ Yu Aitong, Drink driving death toll reduced by a third, South China Morning Post, 15 September 2009