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Cili (simplified Chinese: 慈利县; traditional Chinese: 慈利縣; pinyin: Cílì Xiàn) is a county in Hunan Province, China under administration of the prefecture-level city of Zhangjiajie. Located in the north of Hunan and the east of Zhangjiajie, Cili County is bordered to the southeast by Taoyuan County, to the south and the southwest by Yongding District, to the west and the northwest by Sangzhi County, to the north and northeast by Shimen County. Cili is also the home of the Tujia people. The County has an area of 3,492 kilometres (2,170 mi) with 703,452 of registered population and roughly 613,000 permanent population (as of 2015).[2] It is divided into 25 township-level divisions (November 27, 2015), its county seat is Lingyang Town (零阳镇).

Cili County


Cili is located in Hunan
Location in Hunan
Coordinates: 29°22′44″N 110°57′22″E / 29.379°N 110.956°E / 29.379; 110.956Coordinates: 29°22′44″N 110°57′22″E / 29.379°N 110.956°E / 29.379; 110.956[1]
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityZhangjiajie
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Recently[when?] a tomb was discovered around Cili that was 2,200 years old. Among the items discovered was a bronze cooking vessel that contained fish. The tomb was that of an ancient senior official[citation needed].

Administrative divisionsEdit

According to the result on adjustment of township-level administrative divisions of Cili County on November 27, 2015, it has 15 towns and 10 townships (7 of which are ethnic townships of the Tujia people)under its jurisdiction. Its county seat is Lingyang (零阳镇).[3] they are:

15 Towns
3 Townships
7 Tujia ethnic townships (土家族乡)



  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Cili" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ population of Cili County: according to 2015年慈利县国民经济和社会发展统计公报, also see or
  3. ^ The township-level administrative divisions of Cili were reformed on November 27, 2015, according to 湖南省民政厅关于同意慈利县乡镇区划调整方案的批复 (湘民行发〔2015〕105号), also see 湖南省乡镇区划调整改革109个县市区批复方案 (2015-12-08) or 湖南省乡镇区划调整改革109个县市区批复方案 (2015-12-08)
  4. ^ 中国地面气候标准值月值(1981-2010) (in Chinese). China Meteorological Data Service Center. Retrieved 20 October 2018.

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