Pingnan County, Fujian

Pingnan County (simplified Chinese: 屏南县; traditional Chinese: 屏南縣; pinyin: Píngnán Xiàn) is an inland county in northeastern Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It is located in the cultural region of Mindong (闽东), and lies in the west of Ningde City.

Pingnan County
屏南县
Pingnan is located in Fujian
Pingnan
Pingnan
Location of the seat in Fujian
Coordinates: 26°54′29″N 118°59′10″E / 26.908°N 118.986°E / 26.908; 118.986Coordinates: 26°54′29″N 118°59′10″E / 26.908°N 118.986°E / 26.908; 118.986
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceFujian
Prefecture-level cityNingde
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

AdministrationEdit

The population of Pingnan stands at 181 300 residents, of whom 35,700 are urban resident. (2003)[citation needed]

The county covers an area of 1,485 square kilometres (573 sq mi), divided into four towns (; zhèn) and seven townships (; xiāng). The county executive, legislature and judiciary are seated at Gufeng Town (古峰镇), together with the CPC and PSB branches.

TownsEdit

TownshipsEdit

  • Pingcheng (屏城乡)
  • Tangkou (棠口乡)
  • Gantang (甘棠乡)
  • Yiling (熙岭乡)
  • Luxia (路下乡)
  • Shoushan (寿山乡)
  • Lingxia (岭下乡)

HistoryEdit

Pingnan was established as a county in Qing Dynasty in 1735.[1]

Local historical monuments include the Wan'an Bridge, located in the appropriately named Changqiao ("long bridge") Township. The bridge, described as the "longest woven timber bridge in China", was originally built in 1648, and rebuilt a number of times since.[2]

AgricultureEdit

Pingnan is "the capital of summer mushrooms", and the annual produce of Xiangu mushrooms is more than 6,000 tons. It is the largest export base of summer mushrooms in China. Pingnan also is famous for fruits such as Younai plums, seedless persimmons, chinquapis, yangtaos, and Wuyan peas. [3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Chinese) Ningde China Investment Online
  2. ^ CHINA’S HISTORIC BRIDGES: ARCHITECTURE OVER WATER. Fujian Province. Images by Ronald G. Knapp, Larissa L. Mentzer, and Jeffrey D. Knapp
  3. ^ (in Chinese) 宁德之窗-屏南县 Pingnan County

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