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Gong'an County

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Prefecture-level city  Jingzhou
Postal code  434300
Province  Hubei
Time zone  China Standard (UTC+8)
Area  2,258 km²
Area code  0716
Gong'an County
Country  People's Republic of China

Gong'an County (simplified Chinese: 公安县; traditional Chinese: 公安縣; pinyin: Gōng'ān Xiàn) is a county in southern Hubei province, People's Republic of China, bordering Hunan to the south. It is under the administration of Jingzhou City.


Map of Gong'an, Jingzhou, Hubei, China


The county oversees 14 towns (镇) and two townships (乡) as of 2005. Altogether 60 neighbourhood committees (居委会) and 326 village committees (村委会) come under the county's jurisdiction. The new county seat for executive, legislative and judiciary and for the CPC and PSB branches, is Douhudi Town (斗湖堤镇) (pop. 131,865).

Gong'an's other towns -

  •  Buhe (埠河镇) (pop. 100,552)
  •  Yangjiachang (杨家厂镇) (pop.,54,402)
  •  Mahaokou (麻豪口镇) (pop. 63,032)
  •  Jiazhuyuan (夹竹园镇) (pop. 56,178)
  •  Zhakou (闸口镇) (pop. 56,754)
  •  Ouchi (藕池镇) (pop. 46,623)
  •  Huangshantou (黄山头镇) (pop. 38,388)
  •  Zhangzhuangpu (章庄铺镇) (pop. 66,622)
  •  Shizikou (狮子口镇) (pop. 67,228)
  •  Banzhudang (斑竹垱镇) (pop. 74,099)
  •  Mengjiaxi (孟家溪镇) (pop. 49,261)
  •  Nanping (南平镇) (pop. 56,505)
  •  Maojiagang (毛家港镇) (pop. 76,440)
  • Township

  • Ganjiachang (甘家厂乡) (pop. 42,591)
  • Zhangtianshi (章田寺乡) (pop. 46,355)
  • Gong'an in the News

    In 2009 April the county drew nationwide ridicule after media reported that Gong'an officials had ordered civil servants and employees of state-owned companies to buy a total of 23,000 packs / year of a Hubei brand of cigarette. Departments whose employees failed to buy enough or who bought other brands would be fined.

    The officials were undaunted, saying that the increased revenue from the cigarette tax would buoy the local economy. After several weeks of embarrassment, they relented, posting a short message on their government Web site:

  • "We have decided to remove this edict."
  • References

    Gong'an County Wikipedia

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