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Shexian
歙县
Xu Guo Gate at the Huicheng town, She County
She County is the easternmost division in this map of Huangshan
Huangshan in Anhui
Coordinates: 29°51′41″N 118°24′55″E / 29.8613°N 118.4154°E / 29.8613; 118.4154Coordinates: 29°51′41″N 118°24′55″E / 29.8613°N 118.4154°E / 29.8613; 118.4154
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceAnhui
Prefecture-level cityHuangshan
Area
 • Total2,122 km2 (819 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total419,000
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
245200

She County (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Shè Xiàn), or Shexian, is a county in the southeast of Anhui Province, China, bordering Zhejiang Province to the east. It is the easternmost county-level division of the prefecture-level city of Huangshan City. It has a population of 500,000[when?] and an area of 2,236 square kilometres (863 sq mi).

She County is noted for its rich history and culture heritage. Its county seat is sometimes described as one of China's "four renowned ancient towns", along with Langzhong (Sichuan Province), Lijiang (Yunnan), and Pingyao (Shanxi).[1]

She County has jurisdiction over 13 towns and 15 townships. The county seat of government is in Huicheng Town.

History

She County was established during the Qin Dynasty (221–208 BCE).

During the Song Dynasty, She County leader Fang La rebelled and was suppressed by the Song government.

During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, She County was the capital of Huizhou Prefecture.

Administrative divisions

She County is divided to 13 towns and 15 townships.[2]

Towns
  • Huicheng (徽城镇)
  • Xucun (许村镇)
  • Shendu (深度镇)
  • Xitou (溪头镇)
  • Chakou (岔口镇)
  • Xiakeng (霞坑镇)
  • Bei'an (北岸镇)
  • Jiekou (街口镇)
  • Guilin (桂林镇)
  • Fu'ai (富堨镇)
  • Zhengcun (郑村镇)
  • Wangcun (王村镇)
  • Qizili (杞梓里镇)
Townships
  • Hangkou Township (坑口乡)
  • Jinchuan Township (金川乡)
  • Changxi Township (昌溪乡)
  • Sanyang Township (三阳乡)
  • Changgai Township (长陔乡)
  • Xiaochuan Township (小川乡)
  • Xiongcun Township (雄村乡)
  • Shangfeng Township (上丰乡)
  • Wuyang Township (武阳乡)
  • Sencun Township (森村乡)
  • Shimen Township (石门乡)
  • Huangtian Township (璜田乡)
  • Shaolian Township (绍濂乡)
  • Shishi Township (狮石乡)
  • Xinxikou Township (新溪口乡)

Geography

She County is a mountainous region with the Huangshan Tianmushan mountain ranges running through it. The Anhui–Jiangxi Railway traverses the county which is also a tea-producing area.

Climate

Climate data for She County (1981–2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 9.1
(48.4)
11.5
(52.7)
15.7
(60.3)
22.1
(71.8)
27.0
(80.6)
29.5
(85.1)
33.3
(91.9)
33.1
(91.6)
29.1
(84.4)
24.1
(75.4)
18.0
(64.4)
12.0
(53.6)
22.0
(71.7)
Average low °C (°F) 0.9
(33.6)
3.1
(37.6)
6.6
(43.9)
12.1
(53.8)
16.9
(62.4)
20.8
(69.4)
23.8
(74.8)
23.5
(74.3)
19.7
(67.5)
13.9
(57.0)
7.6
(45.7)
1.9
(35.4)
12.6
(54.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 79.3
(3.12)
98.6
(3.88)
169.7
(6.68)
190.1
(7.48)
204.8
(8.06)
314.2
(12.37)
204.2
(8.04)
123.9
(4.88)
81.3
(3.20)
69.5
(2.74)
72.4
(2.85)
44.3
(1.74)
1,652.3
(65.04)
Source: National Meteorological Center of CMA[3]

Tourism

She County has a number of cultural and natural sites that attract hundreds of thousands of tourists each year.

Notable people

Ming dynasty

Qing dynasty: Zhang Zhao (張潮)

Modern era

References

  1. ^ SHEXIAN IN ANHUI INVESTS RMB 280 MILLION ON RESTORING ANCIENT TOWN, CHINA HERITAGE QUARTERLY, China Heritage Project, The Australian National University. ISSN 1833-8461. No. 7, September 2006
  2. ^ "南京市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  3. ^ . China Meteorological Administration http://www.nmc.cn/publish/forecast/AAH/shexian.html. Retrieved 2020-08-24. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)