Ye County
叶县
Yexian is located in Henan
Yexian
Yexian
Location of the seat in Henan
Coordinates: 33°37′37″N 113°21′25″E / 33.627°N 113.357°E / 33.627; 113.357Coordinates: 33°37′37″N 113°21′25″E / 33.627°N 113.357°E / 33.627; 113.357
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHenan
Prefecture-level cityPingdingshan
Area
 • Total1,387 km2 (536 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)[2]
 • Total756,700
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
467200

Ye County or Yexian (simplified Chinese: 叶县; traditional Chinese: 葉縣; pinyin: Yè Xiàn) is a county under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Pingdingshan, Henan province, China, with a population of 820,000.[when?]

The ancient town of Kunyang was located in Ye County. It was the site of the critical Battle of Kunyang, in which the Han forces decisively defeated the army of Wang Mang's Xin Dynasty. The ancient city of Ye was the origin of the common Chinese surname Ye (叶/葉).

Administrative divisions

As 2012, this county is divided to 5 towns, 12 townships and 1 ethic townships.[3]

Towns
  • Kunyang (昆阳镇)
  • Rendian (任店镇)
  • Bao'an (保安镇)
  • Xiantai (仙台镇)
  • Zunhuadian (遵化店镇)
Townships
  • Chengguan Township (城关乡)
  • Xiali Township (夏李乡)
  • Changcun Township (常村乡)
  • Tianzhuang Township (田庄乡)
  • Jiuxian Township (旧县乡)
  • Xindian Township (辛店乡)
  • Longquan Township (龙泉乡)
  • Shuizhai Township (水寨乡)
  • Liancun Township (廉村乡)
  • Dengli Township (邓李乡)
  • Gongdian Township (龚店乡)
  • Hongzhuangyang Township (洪庄杨乡)
Ethnic townships

Religious Persecution

Kunyang is home to China's No. 1 Prison of Women of Yunan where the Chinese Christians, Ju Dianghong and Liang Qin are serving sentences of 13 years and 10 years respectively for their Christian activities.[4]

References

  1. ^ 最新人口信息 www.hongheiku.com (in Chinese). hongheiku. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  2. ^ 最新人口信息 www.hongheiku.com (in Chinese). hongheiku. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  3. ^ 平顶山市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  4. ^ "China Jails Six Protestants in Yunnan Amid Massive Crackdown on 'Evil Cult'".