Coordinates: 27°41′59″N 111°59′40″E / 27.6998°N 111.9944°E / 27.6998; 111.9944

Loudi (simplified Chinese: 娄底; traditional Chinese: 婁底; pinyin: Lóudî) is a prefecture-level city located in central Hunan province, China. It is situated about 110 km (68 mi) southwest of the provincial capital of Changsha and is considered a small to medium size city within the province. According to the 2010 Census, the population of Loudi is of 3,785,627 inhabitants[2] in an area of 8,117 km2 (3,134 sq mi). In 2007, the city is named China's top ten livable cities by Chinese Cities Brand Value Report, which was released at 2007 Beijing Summit of China Cities Forum.[3]



Buildings in Loudi, Hunan, China12.jpg
Loudi administrative area within Hunan
Loudi administrative area within Hunan
Loudi is located in Hunan
Location of the city center in Hunan
Coordinates (Shima Park): 27°44′11″N 112°00′45″E / 27.7364°N 112.0126°E / 27.7364; 112.0126
CountryPeople's Republic of China
County-level divisions5
Township-level divisions88
Municipal seatLouxing District
 • Prefecture-level city8,117 km2 (3,134 sq mi)
 • Urban
62.20 km2 (24.02 sq mi)
 • Districts[1]428.0 km2 (165.3 sq mi)
 (2010 Census)
 • Prefecture-level city3,785,627
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Districts[1]
Time zoneUTC+08:00 (China Standard)
Postal code
ISO 3166 codeCN-HN-13


Loudi has an area of 8,107 km2 (3,130 sq mi).

The western parts of the city borders mountainous regions while the east parts is generally considered hilly with gently sloping topography.[4]


The climate is subtropical monsoon climate with humid weather and four distinct seasons.


Before the Qin Dynasty (221BC-210BC) established a court, it belonged to the Chu, a vassal state to the Zhou dynasty.


Satellite image of Loudi city

Loudi administers one district, two county-level cities, and two counties. The information here presented uses data from 2010 national census.

English Name Simplified Traditional Pinyin Area Population Density
Louxing District 娄星区 婁星區 Lóuxīng Qū 426 497,171 1,167
Lengshuijiang City
Lěngshuǐjiāng Shì 439 327,279 746
Lianyuan City 涟源市 漣源市 Liányuán Shì 1,895 995,712 525
Shuangfeng County 双峰县 雙峰縣 Shuāngfēng Xiàn 1,715 854,555 498
Xinhua County 新化县 新化縣 Xīnhuà Xiàn 3,642 1,110,910 305


The current CPC Party Secretary of Loudi is Li Jianguo and the current Mayor is Yang Yiwen.

Notable PlacesEdit

Ziquejie TerraceEdit

Located in Xinhua County, Ziquejie Terrace features, layers upon layers of terraces are mapped like waves on the hills upon the mountains.

Boyue CaveEdit

Boyue Cave scenic spot is a comprehensive park with karst as its main composition. It has an underground route of 1800 meters covering 40 thousand square meters.


The city is heavily dependent on industry. In 2011, Loudi's GDP reached RMB 83.79 billion ($12.9 billion). The biggest contributors come from the secondary industry where industry and construction amount to RMB 46.69 billion ($7.3billion USD), 55.75 of the city's GDP.

The city has rich natural resources. Coal mining, dressing, metallurgy, power production and supply, agricultural products processing, ceramics and construction materials are among the major industries of the city.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, ed. (2019). China Urban Construction Statistical Yearbook 2017. Beijing: China Statistics Press. p. 68. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  2. ^ (in Chinese) Compilation by LianXin website. Data from the Sixth National Population Census of the People's Republic of China Archived 2011-06-22 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "China's Top 10 Most Livable Cities". Hunan Loudi Official Government. 2012-03-28. Archived from the original on 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
  4. ^ "Loudi Travel Guide: Scenic Spots, Climate, Tips". Retrieved 2015-11-29.
  5. ^ "Loudi (Hunan) City Information | HKTDC". Retrieved 2015-11-29.

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