Liulin County

Liulin (Chinese: 柳林; pinyin: Liǔlín is a county of western Shanxi province, China, bordering Shaanxi province and the Yellow River to the west. It is under the administration of Lüliang city. The county is the site of the Xiangyan Temple (zh).

Liulin County
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Liulin is located in Shanxi
Location in Shanxi
Coordinates: 37°25′51″N 110°53′21″E / 37.43083°N 110.88917°E / 37.43083; 110.88917Coordinates: 37°25′51″N 110°53′21″E / 37.43083°N 110.88917°E / 37.43083; 110.88917
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityLüliang
 • Total1,288 km2 (497 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Liulin has been inhabited since the Neolithic era. During the Han dynasty the county seat was in Mengmen town. It is the birthplace of Lin Xiangru and Red Army general He Chang (贺昌). It has historically been a trade town between the Central Plains and the Silk Road.[1]

It is a center of coal industry, jujube and walnut cultivation.[1]

Its regional cuisines include Liulin Wantuan, a steamed buckwheat noodle, and sesame cakes.[1][2]

Administrative divisionsEdit

Name Chinese name Population (2018)[3]
Liulin Town 柳林镇 90,486
Mucun Town 穆村镇 26,615
Xuecun Town 薛村镇 21,828
Zhuangshang Town 庄上镇 17,307
Liuyu Town 留誉镇 18,960
Sanjiao Town 三交镇 22,350
Chengjiazhuang Town 成家庄镇 15,895
Mengmen Town 孟门镇 19,096
Lijiawan Township 李家湾乡 14,592
Jiajiayuan Township 贾家垣乡 17,500
Chenjiawan Township 陈家湾乡 23,252
Jinjiazhuang Township 金家庄乡 12,894
Gaojiagou Township 高家沟乡 18,961
Shixi Township 石西乡 11,879
Wangjiagou Township 王家沟乡 14,490


  1. ^ a b c "柳林概述-中国·柳林政府门户网". Retrieved 2022-02-09.
  2. ^ "Shanxi snack: steamed buckwheat flour Wantuan[1]-". Retrieved 2022-02-09.
  3. ^ "人口民族-中国·柳林政府门户网". Retrieved 2022-02-09.

See alsoEdit

  • Wang Ning, county party boss who was investigated for corruption