Guangfeng District

Guangfeng District (simplified Chinese: 广丰区; traditional Chinese: 廣豐區; pinyin: Guǎngfēng Qū; literally: 'Wide and luxuriant') is a district of the city of Shangrao, located in northeastern Jiangxi province, eastern China.

Guangfeng

广丰区

Kwangfeng
Juntan Reservoir
Juntan Reservoir
Location in Jiangxi
Location in Jiangxi
Coordinates: 28°26′18″N 118°10′46″E / 28.43833°N 118.17944°E / 28.43833; 118.17944Coordinates: 28°26′18″N 118°10′46″E / 28.43833°N 118.17944°E / 28.43833; 118.17944
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceJiangxi
Prefecture-level cityShangrao
CapitalYongfeng
Area
 • Total1,377.79 km2 (531.97 sq mi)
Population
 • Total760,000
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
334600
Area Code0793
Vehicle registration赣E
Websitewww.gfx.gov.cn

The easternmost county-level division of Jiangxi, Guangfeng borders Zhejiang and Fujian provinces. It covers 1,377.79 km2 (531.97 sq mi).

The population is 760,000 people.

HistoryEdit

The district was first established during the Tang dynasty in 758 as a county, then repealed in 812. In 1074, during the Song dynasty, the district was reestablished as a county.

AdministrationEdit

Guangfeng has been a county for over 1,300 years. Administratively, the district is part of the prefecture-level city of Shangrao. The county administers 23 townships.

ClimateEdit

The climate is temperate, with abundant rainfall during the monsoon season. It has clearly differentiated summers and winters.

EconomyEdit

Guangfeng was once a poor district, but now it is one of the wealthiest counties of Jiangxi. The most famous industry of the district is the tobacco industry. The GDP of 2005 is 7.29 billion.

FeaturesEdit

Guangfeng's most famous feature is Boshan Temple, which lies in the west of the county. The Buddhist temple has a history over 1000 years. Xin Qiji, the famous poet of the South Song dynasty, visited it often.

Sheshantou Site, in Guangfeng District, is an important Neolithic archaeological site of Jiangxi Province.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wan Z, Yang X, Quansheng G E, et al. Plant Resource Utilization at Sheshantou Site in Jiangxi Province Based on Starch Grain Analysis[J]. Progress in Geography, 2012.

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