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Shimen County

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Prefecture-level city  Changde
Province  Hunan
Time zone  China Standard (UTC+8)
Shimen County httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Country  People's Republic of China
Points of interest  Changde Jiashan National Forest Park

Shimen County (simplified Chinese: 石门县; traditional Chinese: 石門縣; pinyin: Shímén Xiàn) is the northernmost county of Hunan Province, China, it is under administration of Changde profecture-level City.


Map of Shimen, Changde, Hunan, China

Located on the northern margin of Hunan and the west of Changde, Shimen County is bordered to the south and southwest by Taoyuan, Zili and Sangzhi Counties, to the west by Hefeng County of Hubei, to the north by Wufeng County of Hubei, to the east by Songzi City of Hubei, Li and Linli Counties. Shimen is a mountainous county located on the Wuling Mountains, Mount Huping (壶瓶山) which is above sea level 2,098.7 metres (6,885 ft) on the northwest of the county is the highest point of Hunan. Shimen is also the home of the Tujia people, the descendant of Chinese ancient Ba People, the Tujia people shares 50.9% of the population in the county.

The county has an area of 3,973 kilometres (2,469 mi) with 669,741 of registered population and 601,100 of permanent population (as of 2015). It is divided into 19 towns and townships, 5 units of State-owned farms (as of 2016).

Administrative Divisions

According to the result on adjustment of township-level administrative divisions of Shimen County on January, 2016 and May 29, 2015, Shimen County has 4 subdistricts, 11 towns, 6 townships and management area of 5 state-owned farms under its jurisdiction. they are:

4 subdistricts
  • Baofeng, Shimen (宝峰街道)
  • Chujiang, Shimen (楚江街道)
  • Erdu, Shimen (二都街道)
  • Yongxin, Shimen (永兴街道)
  • 11 towns
  • Baiyun, Shimen (白云镇)
  • Hupingshan (壶瓶山镇)
  • Jiashan, Shimen (夹山镇)
  • Mengquan (蒙泉镇)
  • Moshi, Shimen (磨市镇)
  • Nanbei (南北镇)
  • Taiping, Shimen (太平镇)
  • Weixin, Shimen (维新镇)
  • Xinguan, Shimen (新关镇)
  • Yijiadu (易家渡镇)
  • Zaoshi (皂市镇)
  • 6 townships
  • Luoping, Shimen (罗坪乡)
  • Sansheng, Shimen (三圣乡)
  • Suojie (所街乡)
  • Xinpu, Shimen (新铺乡)
  • Yanchi, Shimen (雁池乡)
  • Ziliang, Shimen (子良乡)
  • 5 State-owned farms
  • Datongshan (大同山林场)
  • Dongshanfeng (东山峰农场)
  • Longfengyuan (龙凤园艺场)
  • Luopusi (洛浦寺林场)
  • Xiupingyuan (秀坪园艺场)
  • Other unit
  • the Management Office of Jiashan mountain (夹山管理处)
  • References

    Shimen County Wikipedia

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