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Country  China
Province  Hunan
Population  912,993 (2000)
University  Hunan Institute of Science and Technology
Area  14,896 km2

Yueyang (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city at the northeastern corner of Hunan province, Peoples Republic of China, on the southern shores of Dongting Lake.


Map of Yueyang

Yueyang has an administrative area of 14,896 km2 (5,751 sq mi) and the city proper, 304 km2 (117 sq mi). The population was 5,477,911 at the 2010 census whom 991,465 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made up of Yueyanglou District and Yunxi District.

The citys most famous attraction is the Yueyang Tower.

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Yueyang in the past, History of Yueyang

The area now called Yueyang has been inhabited for over 3,000 years. It was originally established as a prefecture called Hanchang in 210 AD during the Three Kingdoms period.

Yueyang in the past, History of Yueyang

Under the Song Dynasty (AD 960-AD 1279) it was heavily fortified, with walls 4 miles (6.4 km) in circumference, and became the seat of the military prefecture of Yueyang, whence its present name. During the Taiping Rebellion, its capture by the rebels in AD 1852 was an important stage in their advance up the Yangtze River valley to Nanjing. At the time of the foundation of the Republic of China in AD 1911, it became a county, taking the name Yueyang.


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