Yixian
黟县
The village of Hongcun, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Yi County
Coordinates: 29°55′29″N 117°56′18″E / 29.9248°N 117.9384°E / 29.9248; 117.9384Coordinates: 29°55′29″N 117°56′18″E / 29.9248°N 117.9384°E / 29.9248; 117.9384
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceAnhui
Prefecture-level cityHuangshan
Area
 • Total857 km2 (331 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total83,000
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
245500

Yi County or Yixian (simplified Chinese: 黟县; traditional Chinese: 黟縣; pinyin: Yī Xiàn) is a county in the southeast of Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of Huangshan City. It has a population of 100,000[when?] and an area of 847 square kilometres (327 sq mi). The government of Yi County is located in Biyang Town. The villages of Xidi and Hongcun in Yi County are part of the World Heritage Sites.

Yi County has jurisdiction over three towns and nine townships.

History

During the 16th century, Yi County flourished, and thousands of buildings in the style of Ming Dynasty were built. These buildings are used extensively by the Chinese film industry. Scenes from the well known film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) were filmed in Yi County.

Administrative divisions

Yi County is divided to 3 towns and 9 townships.[1]

Towns
Townships
  • Longjiang Township (龙江乡)
  • Bishan Township (碧山乡)
  • Xiwu Township (西武乡)
  • Kecun Township (柯村乡)
  • Meixi Township (美溪乡)
  • Hongtan Township (宏潭乡)
  • Dongyuan Township (东源乡)
  • Sixi Township (泗溪乡)
  • Hongxing Township (洪星乡)

Climate

Climate data for Yi 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)
11.3
(52.3)
15.4
(59.7)
21.6
(70.9)
26.4
(79.5)
28.9
(84.0)
32.1
(89.8)
32.2
(90.0)
28.7
(83.7)
23.6
(74.5)
17.8
(64.0)
12.0
(53.6)
21.6
(70.9)
Average low °C (°F) 0.6
(33.1)
2.8
(37.0)
6.3
(43.3)
11.8
(53.2)
16.7
(62.1)
20.6
(69.1)
23.4
(74.1)
22.9
(73.2)
18.9
(66.0)
13.0
(55.4)
6.7
(44.1)
1.4
(34.5)
12.1
(53.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 77.7
(3.06)
101.8
(4.01)
170.8
(6.72)
197.3
(7.77)
233.0
(9.17)
351.4
(13.83)
242.9
(9.56)
139.8
(5.50)
73.9
(2.91)
76.6
(3.02)
72.5
(2.85)
42.9
(1.69)
1,780.6
(70.09)
Source: National Meteorological Center of CMA[2]

Transportation

Rail

Yi County is served by the Anhui–Jiangxi Railway, and has a station at Yuting, in the southern tip of the county.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "南京市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  2. ^ "黟县-天气预报". China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2020-08-24.