Maoping, Hubei

Maoping (Chinese: 茅坪; pinyin: Máopíng) is a town in and the county seat of Zigui County, Yichang in the western part of Hubei province, China.[3] It is the county seat of Zigui County, and as such is labeled simply as "Zigui" (秭归) or "Zigui County" (秭归) on most less-detailed maps.


Maoping seen from the west
Maoping seen from the west
Maoping is located in Hubei
Location in Hubei
Coordinates: 30°49′30″N 110°59′01″E / 30.82500°N 110.98361°E / 30.82500; 110.98361Coordinates: 30°49′30″N 110°59′01″E / 30.82500°N 110.98361°E / 30.82500; 110.98361
Prefecture-level cityYichang
Village-level divisions4 residential communities, 18 villages[1]
 • Total101,620
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)


The town is located on the right (southern) bank of the Yangtze, just upstream of the Three Gorges Dam, and offers a good view of the upstream side of the dam, as well as of an accessory dam which blocks off a valley on the southern side of the river from being flooded by the reservoir.

Administrative DivisionsEdit

Four residential communities:[1]

Eighteen villages:


The town's passenger dock (Zigui Gang, i.e. the Port of Zigui) is served by most boats traveling the Yangtze between Yichang and Chongqing. The bus station is a hub of local travel within the county and adjacent areas, and has frequent service to Yichang as well.


  1. ^ a b 2018年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:茅坪镇 [2018 Statistical Area Numbers and Rural-Urban Area Numbers: Maoping Town] (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. 2018. Retrieved 7 February 2019. 统计用区划代码 城乡分类代码 名称 420527101001 121 滨湖社区居民委员会 420527101002 121 西楚社区居民委员会 420527101003 121 橘颂社区居民委员会 420527101004 121 丹阳社区居民委员会 420527101201 122 金缸城村村民委员会 420527101202 122 银杏沱村村民委员会 420527101203 220 长岭村村民委员会 420527101204 122 陈家冲村村民委员会 420527101205 122 九里村村民委员会 420527101206 122 杨贵店村村民委员会 420527101207 220 陈家坝村村民委员会 420527101208 220 建东村村民委员会 420527101209 220 溪口坪村村民委员会 420527101210 220 四溪村村民委员会 420527101211 220 乔家坪村村民委员会 420527101212 220 花果园村村民委员会 420527101213 220 月亮包村村民委员会 420527101214 220 罗家村村民委员会 420527101215 220 松树坳村村民委员会 420527101216 220 中坝子村村民委员会 420527101217 220 兰陵溪村村民委员会 420527101218 220 庙河村村民委员会
  2. ^ 秭归县历史沿革 [Zigui County Historical Development] (in Chinese). 14 July 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2018. 2010年第六次人口普查,秭归县常住总人口367107人,其中:茅坪镇101620人,
  3. ^ Microsoft Encarta 2005 World atlas